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Car Dealership Ordinance: Follow-up from the Business Leaders Involved

by Jim Wood

BocaFirst Summary:

Your opinion counts. Please read the following letter and let the Boca Raton City Council know how you feel by contacting them or speaking at the April 23, 2019 meeting. 

For background, see the BocaFirst article alerting readers to a proposed change in the requirements for car dealership properties in Boca Raton. The proposed Ordinance 5481 was to eliminate the requirement for a six-foot wall surrounding dealership buildings. The City Council reviewed the proposed ordinance on March 26 and decided to postpone a vote until April 23 to get some questions answered and better understand resident sentiment.

The following letter from the business leaders involved considers the points from the BocaFirst article and is asking City Staff to change the proposed ordinance to specify that car dealerships over four acres in size must have the surrounding 6 foot wall but those under that size do not. The rational is that cars in the smaller sized dealers must be kept indoors which makes the wall redundant. The lot size was chosen because the opportunity motivating the ordinance change is a proposed car dealership in Boca Raton with a lot size of 3.65 acres. See the Memorandum below for details. 

Full Memorandum from Applicant to City Staff

Full Memorandum on Car Dealership Ordinance
Full Memorandum on Car Dealership Ordinance
Boca Raton City Council

Good governance begins with citizen involvement. Have your voice heard at City Hall by contacting your City Council/CRA Members at mcc@myboca.us

Council Members (left to right): Council Member Yvette Drucker, Deputy Mayor Andrea Levine O’Rourke, Mayor Scott Singer, CRA Chair Monica Mayotte and CRA Vice Chair Andy Thomson

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