I am a working Treasurer (not a developer, nor an attorney), a family man, and long-time Boca Raton resident who deeply cares about our community. I am committed to bringing my experience and passion to address and promote the best long-term interests of all residents.
Three main areas of focus for me will be:
Communication between the District and the City
– I believe residents expect the District and the City to work closely together to ensure beaches, parks and recreation services are open. During the past year, neither the District nor the City have agreed upon a mutual inter local agreement. As a result, conflicting priorities and poor communication has delayed resident access to Countess DeHoernle, Patch Reef and Sugar Sand Parks.
– simply put this means living within one’s means, using financial resources wisely and making financial decisions in an open and transparent way. The Palm Beach Inspector General’s office does not oversee this taxing authority. The meetings are not televised, and few people understand the important role the District provides to residents. Good financial governance means using expertise and best practices provided by knowledgeable experts. With my experience, I can ensure that major decisions are evaluated with proper financial models and presented through a collaborative effort that will identify any errors. Finally, I will ask the right questions so that the resident’s financial resources are best utilized.
– Boca Raton’s unique and special assets inspire many people to vacation, and retire here. Boca’s expansive beaches, airport accessibility, unique Gumbo Limbo sanctuary, and resort destination need to be carefully nurtured in their natural growth. This requires a special “balance” to ensure new growth compliments the existing environment. The District has a unique role to preserve and protect green space. As the population increases, our natural resources will become more precious. Strategically adding key parcels will provide future generations with an attractive environment.
Going forward, community stakeholders should know that I am a fiscal conservative but concerned about people. Compassion for helping others is a strength of our community that I will always encourage. I will be “fair” in my decisions and seek outcomes that balance the greater good of all the residents, the business community and our visitors. I am asking for your vote and support for the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Parks District Seat 1 election on August 30, 2016. Thank you