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Posted on: May 3, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City Council Reviews Options Regarding Vacancies

City Council -Jeremy Rodgers, Monica Mayotte, Andrea Levine O'Rourke & Scott Singer

Based on an executive order by Governor Rick Scott, Mayor Susan Haynie was suspended from office on Friday, April 27, 2018. Therefore, in accordance with the City Charter, Deputy Mayor Scott Singer is the Mayor of the City of Boca Raton.

A public discussion regarding the processes and procedures relating to the office of Mayor was held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. City Attorney, Diana Frieser, gave a presentation reviewing the applicable sections of the Florida State Statutes and City Charter and then answered questions from City Council members. The meeting was open to the public, who then had an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.  

The following document was presented at the discussion. Suspension Issues Overview 04.30.18 (PDF) Opens a New Window. 

The presentation and discussion were recorded and will be available on the City’s website, beginning Monday, May 7.

Moving forward, the following actions may be taken:

  • Monday, May 7 - Mayor Scott Singer will take the oath of office at the City Council Workshop
  • Tuesday, May 8 - City Council may vote on a resolution to hold a special mayoral election on August 28

The City Council Workshop is Monday, May 7 and is immediately following the 1:30 pm CRA meeting. The City Council Meeting is Tuesday, May 8 at 6:00 pm.View agendas here.

The public is welcome to attend or watch the meetings which are streamed live on the City’s website, and broadcast on Comcast, Channel 20; AT&T U-verse, Channel 99 & Hotwire, Channel 395.

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