To Councilman Singer: Citizens Expressed Trust Issues…

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Everyone knows that Councilman Singer is working the hardest of all the Council Members to bridge the gap between residents and city leadership….

Everyone knows that Councilman Singer works very hard at gathering information and disseminating it to the public both in chambers and in his often meeting with residents and holding evening coffees…..

Everyone also knows that these efforts are appreciated and welcomed by his providing an unfiltered opportunity for residents to express their sentiments, positive or negative….

After last evening, what everyone now knows is the extreme extent of distrust and angst harbored by the residents towards the current City Council and the City Administration….

Last evening provided the most insightful moment of pure resident discontent, bordering on disgust, for the current council’s interaction with the residents; for the seemingly uninterrupted alliance with the overdevelopers and land owners; and for the continuing disregard for the sentiments of the residents; to wit: the people that actually put the council members in their seats….

It was incredible….

Councilman Singer should bring this message back to the City Council….the message that it is not facts alone that justify decisions but, rather, it is the sentiment of the governed about those governing.   Incredible…

As to the topics discussed….the Councilman tried very hard to direct the conversation to topics like upcoming budget hearings; to economic development; to improved city services; to a comprehensive waterfront program; etc….

But inevitably, the audience brought the subject back to overdevelopment, the Wildflower property; the traffic study for NE 5th Ave. and Palmetto Park Rd.; to Ordinance 4035 versus the IDG, etc….With the prevailing sentiment being that residents do not believe nor do they trust the words of the current elected body, collectively or individually. Clearly a sentiment of no confidence….again Incredible….

BocaWatch encourages Councilman Singer to continue his evening coffee events…He clearly is the only Councilman willing to and prepared for handling this overwhelming sentiment.

BocaWatch encourages the other council members and the Mayor to provide similar opportunity for the public to confront them one on one without the restricted protocol of 5 minutes at the podium to a mostly non-responsive body….

When those governed are mistreated as voiced last evening, the governed rise up and change those who govern….

March, 2017 is coming….BocaWatch suspects that there will be a gaggle of candidates from which the residents to choose.

The current elected body should take heed….Developer money will not win the day this time around….

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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.

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  1. ONCE AGAIN AL ZUCARO HAS WRITTEN A WONDERFUL AND TRUTHFUL ARTICLE. I COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT BETTER. AND TO COUNCIL MEMBER SINGER GOOD FOR YOU. KEEP IT UP.I KNOW HOW VERY VERY HARD IT IS FOR YOU, AS BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAY I’VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE LIFE WILL NOT BE EASY FOR YOU UNLESS THE PEOPLE IN THIS CITY CONTINUE TO RISE UP AND SAY ENOUGH IS INDEED ENOUGH. I CAN ONLY HOPE OUR NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER WILL FOLLOW MEMBER SINGER AND RISE UP AS WELL.AS HE LIVES IN THE SAME AREA AS I DO AND HE SHOULD BE QUESTIONING THE EXPANSION OF THE FEC RR AS WELL AS THE OFF CAMPUS HOUSING INVADING AND DESTROYING OUR SINGLE FAMILY ZONING DISTRICTSXX OO. CAROL HANSON .

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