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      Mayor’s Update:

      Boca Raton–Home Of Real Solutions, Real Results

      Scott Singer is the 35th                           Further south, we’ve seen the extensive work by FDOT at   while keeping one of the lowest property tax rates of
      Mayor of Boca Raton.                               Glades Road and I-95, in preparation for the installation   any full-service city in Florida.
      A South Florida native,                            later this year of a Diamond Diverging Interchange. This      Recent  projects  include  the  continuation  of  ISIP
      attorney, mediator, and                            new technology may look a little odd, as drivers drive   projects in the eastern side of the Boca Square
      small business owner, Scott                        to the left of opposing traffic for a small stretch. The   neighborhood south of Palmetto Park Road. Also, with
      and his wife Bella live in                         benefits, however, are fewer left turns, which reduces   the Brightline station due to open in late fall, we are
      Broken Sound with their                            crashes and travel time. Boca Raton is one of the first   investing in improving pedestrian connections from the
      two young children.                                places in the state to have a DDI of this size.   station to the heart of our downtown. We also recently
         Last month, I discussed                            Schools:  Aug. 10 saw the opening of the brand-  approved hardening of a key facilities building to better
      some of the goals that came                        new Blue Lake Elementary School, the first additional   withstand storms. Let this be a reminder to make sure that
      out of strategic planning                          public school in Boca Raton in more than a generation.   you are  prepared  for  hurricane  season. Historically,
      sessions for maintaining a                         As a reminder, this school was originally planned to go   more than 80 percent of East Coast hurricanes have come
      healthy economy in Boca Raton. This issue will focus   elsewhere. When that site fell through, we moved quickly   after Aug. 1, so while the season may be nearly half over
      on recent improvements to our delivering real results to   to donate 15 acres to bring the new school to our city.   on the calendar, we still need to be ready for what may
      residents for the roadways, schools and utility systems   We got this new campus only because we seized this   come and possible storms. Be prepared and read more at
      we count on every day.  The City of Boca Raton is   opportunity, becoming the first city in at least 30 years
      consistently working to make sure these key systems and   to do so. After our initiative, years of planning and much      We are fortunate that, with our safe and successful
      assets function at a high level. The goal is to ensure we   collaboration, this creative partnership with the district   city, we can focus on the priorities that matter to residents
      have the peace of mind we want, the improvements we   will add nearly 1,200 student seats, serving both the many   and deliver real solutions and meaningful results. We
      need, and the quality of life we deserve.          families in Boca Raton and creating space for more new   develop a plan of action and then, step by step, deliver
         Roads: The city and other governments continue to   students as more people move here.            on these priorities to solve problems. Serving as your
      invest in improving our mobility. The last few months      In addition, we continue to work with the Palm Beach   voice in discussing and then acting on these important
      have likely seen the greatest milling and repaving of   County School District to coordinate on issues of school   issues is what continues to fuel my commitment. I’m
      roads in Northwest Boca Raton’s history. All the major   safety and traffic flow, as we entered into the first long-term   running in the upcoming March 2023 mayoral election
      roadways in this area should have completed paving   agreement to provide officers to assist the independent   to help see more of these goals to completion, and keep
      projects by the time you read this. Both the City of   school district police force responsible for the schools. We   working to raise and exceed expectations for what our
      Boca  Raton  and  Palm  Beach  County  worked  on  our   also respond to concerns from neighborhoods, like Broken   great city can be. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what
      respective roadways, creating improved lanes on five   Sound, about traffic flow from an increased number of   we can do together to reach our goals. Please share your
      major thoroughfares: Clint Moore Road, Yamato Road,   parents choosing to drive to school rather than use buses.   comments, by email at, or on the
      Spanish River Boulevard, Jog Road and Military Trail.   A reminder to us all – school is in session – please take   web at, and stay connected for more
      We timed the work to minimize impact during the slower   extra care and slow down, especially when school zones   news @ScottSingerUSA on all social media platforms.
      summer season, and to complete it for the start of the   flash their lights for reduced speed.
      school calendar.                                      Other  Infrastructure:  The City of Boca Raton
         In addition, several state projects are nearing   continues its multi-year program of upgrading our roads,   School Starts
      completion. In September, the Florida Department of   utilities, water lines, sewer lines and other infrastructure
      Transportation (FDOT) is due to complete the new   as part of our Innovative Sustainable Infrastructure   Aug. 10
      Clint Moore Road Bridge over I-95. The city has been   Program (ISIP). We are investing hundreds of millions
      working on long-term plans to connect Clint Moore Road   of dollars to prevent issues, which is why our water and
      to Jeffery Street across the F.E.C. railroad tracks, which   sewer rates are less than one-quarter of the costs of some
      will connect Northeast Boca to the rest of the major grid.   other peer systems. As a bonus, we are doing all this work



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