James Hendrey

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About James Hendrey

Nancy and James Hendrey arrived in Boca Raton 32 years ago as IBMers. From Hawaii to Dallas to Atlanta and Boca, for them, IBM meant "I've Been Moved". In 1988 they chose to leave IBM management and take an employee "buyout" and start their own business. Twenty-five years later they chose to retire and stay in place. "With our previous experience as teachers, sales professionals, product developers, advertising managers, small business owners and real estate developers, we both have unspent energy, especially when it comes to protecting the city we love."
1 Feb 2018

Elections Have Consequences; Examine the Candidates Carefully!

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|19 Comments

Here we are, six weeks to the day from casting our votes on March 13th. Have you considered the candidates you will vote for? Our City is in all of our hands and we will determine what goes on in City Hall for the next two years at a minimum. Respecting your vote, all I [...]

2 Nov 2017

Guest Commentary: Poor Planning Equals Poor Performance!

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Why is there no city wide, comprehensive plan for how Boca must grow?  Schools and other infrastructure needs are forgotten or dismissed.  Why will we be 138% in classroom capacity by 2021?  Is the Palm Beach School Board at fault?  Past and some current council members have taken their eye off the city as a [...]

28 Sep 2017

Open Comment to City Council in Response to the 2020 Vision Presentation!

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|4 Comments

The following is in response to the 2020 Vision presentation made before the City Council meeting of Monday, September 25. Dear City Council, The 2020 Vision concept, as presented by Margaret Fitzsimons, represents not only her thoughts but the thoughts of many of your constituents. She listed a broad range of organizations who believe in [...]

31 Jul 2017

A Seat at the Table

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

I urge everyone to reread Mike Liss' recent article in BocaWatch titled "Back To The Future".  His observation and obvious frustration is based on a very strait forward and core issue which can be easily fixed - Citizens must have a meaningful seat at the development table. Look at issues faced in recent memory regarding [...]

24 Jul 2017

Waterfront Visioning…..Many Attendees left Underwhelmed!

By | July 24th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

EDSA, the firm selected to guide the City in its effort to realize the best use of our waterfront parks, made their second presentation.  Last week’s session yielded 15 individual, proposed park configurations for the 14 parks in the study.  Two offerings were made for the Wildflower property.  Their efforts will soon be featured on [...]

20 Jul 2017

Boca Raton: ‘The City Within a Park’!

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Our brand is how our city is viewed by residents, visitors and nearby communities. Should our brand be: "Boca, we want to look like Fort Lauderdale and Miami"; "Boca -A Sober House Mecca"; How about "Come to Boca and experience dense  neighborhoods, frustrating traffic and no street parking”.  It has been repeatedly said we are a World Class [...]

5 Jun 2017

City Council: Please Look Before You Leap!

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|11 Comments

June 2, 2017 To:   Honorable Mayor and City Council of Boca Raton: Please request the following from City Staff so you may have a better understanding of residential occupancy and its effect on the downtown. Applications for more residential units must be viewed in context with what currently exists and what will exist at current [...]

24 Apr 2017

Councilman Weinroth Hitting the Campaign Trail Early

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

Last year’s City Council, aligned with the Boca Chamber of Commerce, made a full court press to make the City owned Wildflower waterfront property an 8,000 sq/ft restaurant which would deny the public "free" access to property they own and all wrapped up in a loser of a lease for the City.  Though there were 3 public [...]

6 Apr 2017

Comprehensive Waterfront Study Update

By | April 6th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

The long awaited Comprehensive Waterfront Study’s resident Visioning session was held at the downtown library Monday night.  The study is being performed by EDSA, a Fort Lauderdale consulting firm specializing in community land use relating to parks.  Interested residents brought energy and thought to the event proving the value of much needed citizen expression. In [...]

23 Mar 2017

Residents’ Win: Recreation and Green Space Prevails

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|9 Comments

The City received word on Wednesday, March 22nd ForBoca.Org has dropped its suit against Boca Raton. For those unaware, Mike Arts, former President of the Boca Chamber of Commerce and Al Travasos, former City Councilman, brought suit against the city of Boca Raton for placing an item on the November Ballot regarding citizens desire to [...]

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