Congratulations to Boynton Beach's newly elected Mayor and Commissioners!

A Warm Welcome to Boynton Beach’s newly elected Mayor Steven Grant, and Commissioners Christina Romelus and Justin Katz who will join present commissioners Mack McCray and Joe Casello.

This 2016 election happened during a time when Boynton Beach’s downtown is changing rapidly. During a huge gathering at Sterling Village, they heard first hand the concerns […]

Can Boynton Beach go viral?

Going viral means different things so let’s just focus on the one area which has changed the way we get and transmit information, the Internet

May lose a lot of you from reading this because the Internet is something to which you have not felt connected.   Except for emails from friends and family you don’t have […]

Mayor Stifles Resident's SPIRIT but SOUL wins Out

I believe that this is an accurate description of what Mayor Rodriquez did at last night’s (2/17) Commission/CRA workshop meeting and how it worked out.  Don’t know whether this meeting was taped.  It should have been.  My District 3 Commissioner Steven Holtzman was present during the City staff and CRA presentations as they appeared on the agenda:

1. […]

Boynton Beach: Citizens' Alert: Tonight is THE NIGHT!

Become more aware of what will happen in the development process to establish downtown Boynton Beach as the focal point of Palm Beach County.  How many of you know of it strategic location?  Why hasn’t Boynton Beach’s downtown flourished.  My thoughts are that former leaders and decision makers thought of Congress Ave as our “downtown”.  […]

District 4 residents....

At the Financial Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, November 15th its chairman, Don Scantlan, announced that he will be running for commissioner of District 4 in the next election.   That position is presently held by vice-mayor Marlene Ross. 

Don explains, “I am running my campaign as if I am being hired by the residents/citizens of District four for the job of representing […]

BE PREPARED FOR TONIGHT'S CRA BUDGET WORKSHOP

Think of it as a HEARING…  Our ELECTED city commissioners sitting as the CRA Board will be asking tough questions of CRA Director Lisa Bright

6:30 – 9:00 PM  at our City Library
For those of you who wish to study the figures NOW,  here it is CRA budget information online:

Go to: ftp://www.ci.boynton-beach.fl.us/CRA/

The login is: ftp4cra

The password […]

Boynton Beach CRA

Tonight’s meeting is VERY IMPORTANT

7/20: 6:00pm, Special Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting: City Hall, Commission Chambers, (view Agenda).

This editorial from the Palm Beach Post tells you:

In Boynton, two options: Bring CRA under city staff, or suspend agency director.

“Boynton Beach city commissioners have only two credible options at today’s special meeting to deal with the infighting […]

Boynton Beach CRA Director Actions

Reading the Palm Beach Post headline “Boynton CRA director refuses office access to Mayor, calls Police”…. made me realize how destructive the actions of our present Boynton Beach CRA Director have become.   At this point it renders her totally ineffective

At the 6/8 CRA Board meeting the Board has requested that CRA Director Lisa Bright and […]

BOYNTON BEACH CRA LEADERSHIP IS NEEDED

 

It takes hard work and dedication to improve blighted areas.  CRAs are formed for that purpose.  There are times when the CRA director/staff have to set aside thoughts of “political suicide”, egos, personalities or personal comfort and step up to the plate and support its mission.
 
Our CRA is one of the largest yet its core, […]

Can Boynton Beach find the $$$$!

We have heard from our newly elected Mayor that next year our City faces a 5 Million dollar budget shortfall.  With property values falling, property tax revenue is down significantly.  Other cities have bitten the bullet by workforce reduction such as laying off staff, furloughs and hiring freezes.  Our past mayor frowned on that but […]

Earlier Boynton Beach City Commission Meetings?

Tomorrow (5/4) night’s City Commission meeting has on the agenda the request by Commissioner Orlove to consider changing the meeting time from 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Since previous commission meetings have been running into the late hours, this may not be a bad idea.   Will it deter citizen participation? It need not. With the […]