Kudos to residents – We Stood up. Resident Friendly Government is Within Reach


Dear fellow residents and Boca Watchers:

Congratulations!  What a glorious year it has been!

So many wonderful accomplishments we residents have achieved in our drive to good governance and creating a “resident friendly” City Council – putting resident’s first.

Twice, voters overwhelmingly expressed their demands to advance these goals formerly thought to be unachievable.

> First, by electing resident friendly Councilwoman Andrea Levine O’Rourke.

> Secondly, putting resident’s first, by decisively winning the Waterfront Parks referendum saving all Intracoastal parks from commercialization, such as was in works for the Wildflower Park property.

Our next BIG step pursuing good governance and a “resident friendly” City Council is to elect Candidate Monica Mayotte.   With her on the Council, this will be another great step for “we the people” to not only represented, but more importantly, to have our ‘quality of life’ interests first in line instead of behind Big Campaign Donors.

We also stood up and had our voices heard on making school overcrowding first on the list of concerns to be looked at before developments are allowed.

BocaWatch shall continue being loud and clear with our message demanding that the City Council take responsibility (and therefore accountable) for resident’s livability and sustainability issues.

Let’s take a bow and pat ourselves on the back for all we have accomplished, while continuing our efforts in 2018 for a better Boca Raton for all.

Wishing All a Happy and Healthy New Year and Holiday Season!

Best wishes to one and all,

Joe Graubart, Resident and BocaWatch volunteer


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Joe Graubart was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and lived Surfside Florida (Miami Beach) from the age of six - when his parents, Samuel and Shirley, and brother David moved here in 1957. He is an alumnus of Miami Beach Senior High School and received a Bachelor Degree from Florida International University in 1975. He served two terms as Chairman of the Town of Surfside Planning and Zoning Board, one term each as Vice Mayor and Commissioner. He now calls Boca Raton home and loves this wonderful slice of paradise.


  1. We will continue to make positive changes. All it takes is our residents staying informed and working together. Your vote will be the most important contribution you can make come March 13th.


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