Your action is needed. In this episode of Listen Up Boca!, Al Zucaro explains how the Boca City Council is about to do the largest rezoning in the city’s history; why residents who care about the congestion and school overcrowding in the area around the mall need to contact the city council to do the common sense thing and create a comprehensive plan as proposed by Council Member Andrea O’Rourke and supported by City Staff before doing the rezoning.

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Alfred Zucaro has resided in Palm Beach County since 1982 and has been a resident of Boca Raton since 2008. A graduate of Fordham University, he holds a Magna Cum Laude degree in Economics. Mr. Zucaro attended Nova University receiving a Juris Doctorate Law Degree in 1986. He is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar, practicing in the area of Immigration Law for the majority of his career. Currently he is manager/member of Palm Beach Investment and Finance LLC, a USCIS approved regional center identifying foreign investment leading to permanent resident status. Mr. Zucaro served as a City Commissioner in West Palm Beach from 1995 to 2002 and as the President of the City Commission in 2000/2001. He has also been a member of and/or served on the Economic Council, the Business Development Board, the Film and Television Commission, the Tourist Development Council, the Workforce Alliance and the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Of particular interest is his founding of the World Trade Center Palm Beach, an organization that focuses on international economic development. Married to Yvonne Boice, they are avid world travelers having visited 6 continents and dozens of countries since their 2008 nuptials.


  1. Great video, Al! Perhaps you should run for city council!

    I’m not sure if I get the concept that the comprehensive plan may be changed if the council thinks that a proposed development is good. That seems counterproductive to a well designed city that serves all the residents. Perhaps I misunderstood.

    Thanks for the graphics showing how much money Weinstein and Haynie received from developers. This is really important since both of them want Commissioner Abrams PBC Commission seat. Weinstein seems to try to position himself as different from Haynie yet he received quite a bit more in developer contributions than Haynie did, according to your graphic. I’m sure either of them will continue the PBC develop, develop, develop mindset so that’s not a win for PBC residents.

    Also, I think it’s good that the creation of the Tri-rail station must be in place before the Midtown project goes forward but I question whether taxpayers need to pay for a Tri-rail station in that area. I certainly hope that Tri-rail does its due diligence while not accepting any money from developers to “help” with the decision. Military Trail is congested enough in that area during rush hour. That would just be adding fuel to the fire.

  2. Th obvious conclusion is that there are those that care nothing about Boca Raton. The MAIN advantage to them is what they can gain in profit off the beauty, fair restrictions, and open air that existed prior to their interest in order for them to want to over-build there. It is already happening with the buildings on US#1 that are taller than I ever dreamed. Self-aggrandizement is so apparent it is sickening. Shallow mindedness and selfishness abound.

    I hope this can be nipped in the growing bud!


    Yvette Casantini Toepfer

  3. Ill keep it short and simple. I agree with the analysis of Mr. Zucaro and suggest the City Counsel demand a master plan to evaluate the “Mid-Town” project before anything else is done!


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