Whoever wins on March 12, the Boynton Beach City Commission will have a majority of first-time officeholders. Fortunately, there are candidates who would bring the right experience with their fresh perspective.
District III. Two of the four candidates stand out. Realtor James Brake has served on several city boards. He doesn’t like the idea of contracting for law enforcement with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Like all the candidates, he wants to see more development in the old downtown. One potential project is renovation of the 1927 high school building. Mr. Brake said he might support committing up to half of the $4.5 million cost to help the private developer. We believe that would be too much of an investment for the return. The debate probably will be over helping the developer with permitting costs.
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