Ordinance 5356 Handouts and Election Information


Two handouts were created to provide information on Boca Raton’s proposed Ordinance 5356. One provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and the other shows the possible recreation-oriented uses of Boca’s City-owned Intracoastal Waterway Lands (IMAGINE). Following are the handouts.

5356 FAQ'S

5356 FAQ'S

Please read the two pages to become better informed about Ordinance 5356 in preparation for the upcoming presidential election where you will have the opportunity to vote for the ordinance. The language that will be on the ballot is as follows:

City Owned Intracoastal Lands; providing that city-owned parcels adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway shall only be used for public recreation, public boating access, public streets, and city storm water uses only.

The election schedule begins with absentee ballots being mailed and ends with precinct voting. Following are the key milestone dates.

  • September 24 – absentee ballot mailing starts
  • October 24 – early voting begins
  • November 8 – precinct voting

It is important that Boca voters who participate in each voting phase be encouraged to vote YES for Ordinance 5356. Please forward this article or just the above handouts to all of your contacts that are eligible to vote in Boca and ask them to do the same. We need this to go viral so the message gets to as many Boca voters as possible. The urgency is to act before the absentee voters complete their ballots.

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Jim Wood is a 25-year citizen of Boca Raton. Upon arriving in Boca from Arizona, Jim and his family had a house built in Broken Sound in the western section of the City. After the last of their three children left for college Jim and Trish downsized and relocated to east Boca, where they have lived for 18 years. His volunteering activities include serving eight years on an advisory board in the City. Jim is a computer engineer who advanced into executive positions with telecommunications companies Siemens and Lucent. He holds undergraduate degrees in mathematics and management, a master’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA. He is also a veteran who served four years on active duty with the United States Air Force. His interests include cycling (A1A), guitar (acoustic) and cooking (healthy comfort food). He is a member of the Boca Raton Bicycle Club and the FAU Alumni Association.


  1. Once again this site is trying to imply that the City Attorney approved the ordinance language so it must be appropriate by claiming she updated the language. In another article it is claimed that she reviewed the language for appropriateness. The fact is she did nothing more than insert the exact language written by the petitioner’s attorney into a standard city ordinance template. . .


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