Entries by Randy Schultz

BRRH News, Delray Wins Big (Again!), Boca Reviews its Top Employees

First, CEO Jerry Fedele will retire in August of next year, when he turns 65. When he arrived in 2008, Fedele said, he was asked for a long-term commitment. He pledged five years, but said he would not work past 65. “For personal reasons,” he is sticking to that deadline. Second, and not related to […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Politics as Usual Keeps ‘Related’ Government Campus in the Boca Conversation

Should Boca Raton let a private developer build a new government campus in return for being allowed to put up a lot of new downtown housing? And is that private developer really interested? The idea likely will come up next Wednesday when the city holds an open house on the campus from 4 p.m. to […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Should Delray Sue Over Opioids? A Downtown Boca Shuttle and More

Will Delray take legal action over opioid crisis? Should Delray Beach, beset by problems related to prescription painkillers, join class-action lawsuits against the pharmaceutical industry? Mayor Cary Glickstein will raise the issue at tonight’s city commission workshop. Governments at all levels are going to court against the distributors of oxycodone, hydrocodone and other opioids that began […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Delray Goes 2-For-4 and Boca In Climate Change Game?

CRA board appointments The Delray Beach City Commission got halfway Tuesday night toward creating a new board for the community redevelopment agency. One headline is that the board won’t be all new. Mayor Cary Glickstein nominated CRA Chairman Reggie Cox for another four-year term. Cox also got support from commissioners Jim Chard and Shirley Ervin […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Update On All Things Ocean Breeze, Decision Time in Delray

New ideas on Ocean Breeze’s fate The latest idea regarding the Ocean Breeze golf course is for Boca Raton to take over negotiations from the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District. After that, the city would seek to take the land by eminent domain. That likely won’t happen—probably for good reason. The idea comes […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Calmer Skies in Boca, More People and Money Are Coming

  The Trump effect President Trump has blown Mar-a-Lago for the summer. City politics are quiet. For now, there’s no turbulence at the Boca Raton Airport Authority. That’s a change from two years ago. The city council had just named one of its own, Robert Weinroth, and Deputy City Manager George Brown to the authority […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Delray CRA Seats Open, Boca Plans Another Downtown Garage, and More Boca/Delray News

Delray CRA independent, but commission aims to tighten its grip At least one board member of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency won’t return after the city commission makes new appointments in July. Last week, Paul Zacks withdrew his application for another four-year term. Zacks, a former chief assistant in the state attorney’s office, previously […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Delray Seeks Sober Home Regulation, Mizner 200 Gets P&Z’s Stamp of Approval

Delray: Protecting residents of sober homes means protecting their neighbors, too Daniel Lauber gets right to the point: “In more than 40 years of working on zoning for community residences for people with disabilities,” said the attorney whom Delray Beach is using to craft sober home regulations, “the author of this study has rarely seen such […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Mizner 200 Gets its Test, CRA Survives in Delray, and More Boca/Delray News

Mizner 200’s prospects before P&Z Board look favorable Mizner 200 will go before the Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Board tonight with a favorable recommendation from the city’s community appearance board. The vote Tuesday night was 5-2. Approval came with two amendments. The board asked if the developer, Elad Properties, could put canopy trees—such as […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

What Will Delray do About the CRA? iPic Still a No-Go

Everything you need to know about possible changes to Delray’s CRA board The resolution is barely two pages. The language is simple. The potential effects, however, could be long-lasting and complicated. We are talking about the potential takeover of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency by the city commission. For 32 years, since the creation […]

Randy Schultz has lived in Boca Raton since 1985 and has worked as a journalist in South Florida since 1974. He spent 37 years at The Palm Beach Post, the last 23 as editorial page editor. He has written the City Watch blog for Boca Raton Magazine since February 2014. He also writes a weekly oped column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.