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Posted on: October 23, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Florida City Government Week Oct. 23-29

Florida City Government Week 2017

The City of Boca Raton has joined other Florida cities this year in celebrating and showcasing the work of municipal government during Florida City Government Week October 23-29. The Florida League of Cities hopes to bring awareness to city government’s role in enhancing the quality of life in communities during this special week.

Civic involvement can shape and influence government, strengthen communities, solve problems and positively impact lives. Residents can get involved by attending a public meeting or event, applying to be on a board or committee, volunteering and signing up for City news and notifications to stay informed. Meeting calendars and board vacancies can be found on the City’s website at 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for trivia & frequently asked questions during the week of October 23-28. 

Monday, Oct. 23 Trivia...
Q: What is the difference between a City Council and a City Commission?
A: A City Council decides policies and creates ordinances. A City Commission serves as the policy making board and individually as heads of the principal departments, blending legislative and executive powers.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 Trivia...

Q: What is the difference between and ordinance and a resolution?

A: An ordinance is a law enacted by a city or county affecting local affairs such as traffic, noise and zoning.

A resolution is a formal expression of the opinion or will of an official municipal body adopted by a vote.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 Trivia...

Q: What are qualifying periods and when are they?  

A:  To become a candidate in an election, you must quality for the office you are seeking by filing forms, providing documents & paying fees. Qualifying periods are set dates when candidates can submit forms & fees. The City of Boca Raton’s Qualifying Period begins at 8am on Tues., Jan. 2, 2018 and ends promptly at 5pm on Wed., Jan. 10, 2018.

Thursday, Oct. 26 Trivia...

Q: How many parks are in the City of Boca Raton?

A: 46 parks totaling 1,650 acres.
We are more than just playgrounds...we're turtle conservation, we're award-winning beaches, we're a full-size carousel, we're nature trails, every sport under the sun and so much more. Visit our Recreation Services page to discover them all.

Friday, Oct. 27 Trivia...

Q: What is the population of Boca Raton 96,114 or 91,797?

A: Actually, both population estimates can be supported. The US Census Bureau, which is commonly used for population estimates, provides a 2016 estimate for Boca Raton at 96,114.

The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic & Business Research( BEBR), which is produced for the Florida Legislature to determine revenue sharing funds, estimates Boca Raton’s 2017 population at 91,797.

Check out FIVE easy ways to get involved with your local government so you can say,  

"Boca Raton - I’m Part of it, I’m Proud of it!”  

1) You can get involved this week by attending a meeting or watch LIVE online! See meeting schedule for this week

Monday 10/23

  • Community Redevelopment Agency meeting, 1:30pm  
  • City Council Workshop (begins immediately after the CRA meeting)

Tuesday 10/24

  • City Council Meeting, 6pm
  • Community Appearance Board, 6:30pm 
  • and more!

2) You can check out the board vacancies and see the requirements to apply.

  • Most City Council members got started by serving on a board.

3) Explore the City’s website

4) Check out development projects proposed, approved & under construction 

5) Report a Concern

  • See a pothole or graffiti - maybe a traffic light that’s out?
  • Wondering about a possible code violation?
  • Take a picture, send it in and let us know.

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