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 Subject: Better ways to waste $250K 

We can keep bike deaths down and crazy people from running lights, if we had a rotating traffic squad, of non-police officers to enforce traffic laws! Crazy to have expensive police officers doing this work when a special task force of traffic enforcers could make the City safer, at a much lower cost ( mobile Meter Maids). In three months the word would be out that Boca is serious about traffic law enforcement. Maybe cross-train Accident Investigation Officers ( already on the payroll) to expand their scope of service to include traffic enforcement….. between accident calls.The issue deserves study and low cost action.

If we’re going to “grow the City” additional building application fees should go to a traffic enforcement fund to “help” ensure good traffic law enforcement. Growth and proper law enforcement are not mutually exclusively concepts!

Andy V
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 Subject: March 2023 Election Result is Fantastic 

Our city just voted overwhelmingly to stop an effort to significantly weaken our term limits law! This election result is fantastic! Thank you Brian Stenberg, Jack Furnari, Tracy Caruso, Deputy Mayor O’Rourke, Council Member Fran Nachlas, Les Wilson and many, many others that worked hard to defeat the measure! It’s most unfortunate that taxpayers had to spend $.25M on this single issue election, one that was a self serving measure that would only benefit three politicians had it passed.

Larry Snowden
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 Subject: Safety in Boca 

I was very much encouraged by your article about safety on E. Palmetto Park Rd. I applaud you for bringing attention to this topic and for your action in having the city actually do something about this issue. 

I have similar concerns regarding Boca Raton Blvd. between Palmetto Park Road and Glades. Speeding is not only a nuisance but also a real safety issue. Dozens of children live on or near this strip of Boca Raton Blvd ( aka NW 2nd Ave), in addition to the daycare center, older residents and pets regularly crossing and walking along the street. 

I have contacted the police department regarding enforcement as well as the city Council, but any enforcement is short-lived and so I’m hoping for a more long-term and sustainable solution. I’m hoping that you might be able to give me some pointers regarding the best way to get change that will result in a safer neighborhood. 

Nik Michniewicz
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Subject: Voting 

As long term resident and homeowner in East Boca. I have seen much growth here, but not been aware of the underlying reasons, or politics involved. I do read the papers, so I see the rumors and innuendos about some political figures. Who would you endorse in the upcoming election and why? 

Please be honest and share negative information, if public knowledge. I’m trying to get a better understanding of the current state of our elected officials before I vote… 

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