If public service is your calling, you may have a unique opportunity to serve temporarily as a Boca Raton City Council Member. Because of the leave of absence for active military service requested by Council Member Jeremy Rodgers, Seat C is temporarily unoccupied. As a result, the Boca Raton City Council is accepting applications from persons interested in appointment to City Council Seat C.
The appointment to fill the temporarily unoccupied position is for a term that begins on the effective date of the appointment, Tuesday, October 27, 2020, until Wednesday, March 31, 2021 or an earlier date, under Florida Statutes 115.11(2), should Council Member Rodgers return from active military service prior to the end of his term. To qualify for appointment, applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the City of Boca Raton, and a registered elector of the City.
To apply for temporary appointment to City Council Seat C:
- Applications must be completed by and returned to the City Clerk’s office by Thursday, October 22,2020 no later than 5:00 PM.
To apply for temporary appointment to City Council Seat C, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
Applicant Interviews and Appointment:
- They will conduct interviews on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the Virtual Workshop Meeting following the conclusion of the Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
- The City Council is expected to consider the appointment at their Virtual Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, which begins at 6:00 p.m.
To Join the Virtual Meetings:
The Virtual Meeting procedures are posted on the City’s website and a copy may be obtained from the City Clerk. Instructions for participation in the Virtual Meeting can be found at https://myboca.us/1843/Virtual-Meeting-Instructions.
City Council Responsibilities:
The Mayor presides at all Council meetings and other public functions and is the ceremonial head of the City. The Deputy Mayor presides in the absence of the Mayor. The Mayor and City Council determine policy legislatively. The Mayor and City Council also serve as Commissioners of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). In this capacity, they make decisions that affect the development of the Community Redevelopment area, generally known as Downtown Boca.
City Council meetings are usually held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The CRA usually meets at 1:30 p.m. on the preceding Monday, immediately followed by the City Council Workshop meeting.