Boynton Beach –

June 18, 2019: Senator Lori Berman and two Representatives provided legislative updates. The Marketing Manager outlined vigorous efforts of her department to ensure full census participation. The Sustainability Coordinator discussed the Green Business Recognition Program and announced the initial participants. The Director of Economic Development and Strategy, and a number of others spoke about the city’s efforts to involve local contractors in the Town Square building project as a part of the city’s Building Wealth in the Community Strategic Initiative.  The City Planning Department announced updates including the creation of a new Boynton Beach Boulevard Overlay and amendments to the Land Development Regulations to add fertilizer-use ordinances in compliance with requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Other important issues were discussed-

June 18, 2019

  • Senator Lori Berman, Representatives Joe Casello, and Al Jacquet provided legislative updates with Representative Jacquet expressing disappointment over stipulations added to the restoration of voters’ rights and over the lack of significant legislation to combat gun violence.
  • City Marketing Manager Laura Lansburgh outlined the vigorous efforts of her department to ensure full census participation including the following:
-creating a Boynton City Government Census Team
-generating a marketing flyer
-partnering with Palm Beach County and the Census Bureau
-placing the census logo on city publications and in city offices where it will be visible to the public
-forming a “Complete Count Committee” of community leaders
– generating social media videos
-participating in a Facebook Live census event in October
  • Sustainability Coordinator, Rebecca Harvey, discussed the Green Business Recognition Program and announced the initial participants.  This is a pilot program intended to encourage green business practices, such as recycling and waste reduction. Businesses that meet the criteria will be certified by the city and given a window decal and digital logo to display.  They will also be recognized on the city website and at commission meetings. The pilot is open only to restaurant and food-service industries, but the city intends to expand to other industries.  Those interested in participating can visit GoGreenBoynton.com.
  • David Scott, Director of Economic Development and Strategy, and a number of others spoke about the city’s efforts to involve local contractors in the Town Square building project as a part of the city’s Building Wealth in the Community Strategic Initiative.  Guest speaker, Michael Evans of Evans Air, LLC thanked the city for providing help in navigating the process of getting a bond to bid on the project.
  • The City Planning Department announced updates including the creation of a new Boynton Beach Boulevard Overlay and amendments to the Land Development Regulations to add fertilizer-use ordinances in compliance with requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.