Publisher’s Comment:

Monica Mayotte, is contributing a series of articles on environmental climate changes and the anticipated dangers these present to coastal cities, Boca Raton included. In her last article, “World Class Cities Understand ‘Sustainability and Resiliency’ Attract the Best and the Brightest”, published May 4th, Monica reports that Boca Raton was not a participating city in the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Apparently, that is about to change. The City Council is posed to vote on an item that will authorize the Mayor to sign the pact for Boca Raton to become an active participant in this regional effort. Kudo to Councilman Robert Weinroth who apparently requested this item be brought forward for council action.

Al Zucaro

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