Preserving the Residential Character of Boca Teeca

Monday, January 23, 2017

City Council Workshop Meeting Review

Below is a recap of today's city council workshop meeting which can also be viewed online at the city's agenda page video:

1) GASP! - Councilman Weinroth stated that he thought that Lennar's development proposal in 2016 looked attractive.  Good to know ahead of any communication with a politician that supports developers over residential interests.  Unfortunately Mr. Weinroth is not coming up for re-election on March 14th.

2) Lennar reps indicated that they are working with the Beach & Park District in an effort to revise their offer for the city's western golf course - Good News expected for residents

3) Ten residents spoke at the meeting with 9 residents supporting public golf in Boca Raton, but some residents were under the misunderstanding that there was a proposal to develop on the Boca Teeca golf property, as this is not currently under consideration by the city.  The one resident who opposed golf IN Boca Raton simply wanted to keep the current municipal golf course--this does not seem likely considering the city could get $73 million, or $51 million and the Boca Teeca golf course which is a Win-Win for golfers in Boca Raton.

4) No decision was made at this meeting as the city council agreed to delay any decisions until more information is obtained from the Beach & Park District.  The Feb meetings of the city council are Feb 13th (2pm), 14th (6pm), 27th (2pm) & 28th (6pm), so supporters of Public golf IN Boca should plan to attend these meetings since this issue will be expected to be on these agendas.

Thank you to all of the Boca Raton residents who attended today's meeting in support of bringing Public golf into our city.  The golf course issue is NOT on the agenda for tomorrow night's city council meeting, but anyone who wants to speak on any issue may use the Public Comment section of the agenda (near the end of the 6pm meeting agenda).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Golfers Wanted

Calling all golfers in Boca Raton - Support bringing back Public golf to our city by asking the elected city council members to select Lennar as the buyer of the west Glades Road golf course which includes the swap of the Ocean Breeze golf course and $41 million.  Call the city manager's office who is overseeing this process and tell them that it is in the city's best interest to bring back golf into the city - 561-393-7708

The only way that public championship level golf is going to return to the city is if hundreds or thousands of residents call the city manager and let him know their opinion that preserving over 200 acres of green space is important to the voters of the city.  Call Today! -561-393-7708

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Eminent Domain eh?

At yesterday's meeting of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District the commissioners unanimously voted to retain an eminent domain attorney for consideration of acquiring the Ocean Breeze golf course property.  One commissioners even inquired about the District borrowing funds for the acquisition, but it was suggested that the city would be able to provide any needed financing -as they have in the past.

Will eminent domain work to obtain a lower price from Lennar or Wells Fargo?  Or, will this issue drag on for many years with no action being taken to return the property to the deeded SE as a golf course.

At the 1/23 & 1/24 meetings of the city council the city will disclose the legal opinion from their eminent domain attorney and the city council will make a decision on who will be the winning bidder for the current municipal golf course.  All golfers in Boca Raton are encouraged to attend these meetings and Speak at the meeting in support of bringing championship level golf back to our city.