Observer-CorpsUnderstanding how our local governments work is BASIC to League effectiveness. A local League observer is the eyes and ears of the League. Observers learn how the governing bodies work and about issues that are, or may become, items for local study and action. Consistent League presence at these meetings adds to the League’s visibility and credibility.

The objective of the Observer Corps is to monitor governmental bodies for information of importance to the League and the community/state.

Being an observer can be interesting and fun. It puts the League on the inside, hearing decisions that will affect the community/state and the League.

Chair: Carol Hershey, delraycarolh@gmail.com,  202-997-9846. 

RECENT ARTICLES

  • Observer-Corps
    Delray City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report
    At the August 20, 2019 meeting of the Delray Beach City Commission, Michael Cernech was selected for the post of City Manager. The Commission also approved a working version of the new comprehensive city plan, “Always Delray.”  The comprehensive plan will be sent to the Department of Economic Opportunity for further review. density. The Commission also unanimously authorized and approved the revised...
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    Boca Raton City Council Meeting- Observer Corps Report
    Boca Raton – June 11, 2019:  Among issues discussed were that the Council is considering changing requirements for residency for candidates, and ways to solve downtown parking issues. Other important issues were discussed- June 11, 2019 There was a discussion about changing requirements for residency for candidates to retire proof of address and longer residency (currently 30 days) to 6...
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    Boynton Beach City Commission Meeting- Observer Corps Report
    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...
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  • Observer-Corps
    Delray Beach City Commission-Observer Corps Report
    Delray Beach – May 9, 2019: Senator Berman gave a legislative post-session update, including environmental legislation that passed, texting becoming a primary offense, a ban on plastic straw prohibition (with possible grandfathering). Also discussed was the importance of the census, including mention that Delray has been working on the census for 3 months.   May 21, 2019: A Delray Beach Cluster...
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