Boca Raton to hear community concerns, ideas at first advisory panel forum

Boca Raton Community Center (Contributed: City of Boca Raton)

Boca Raton Community Center (Contributed: City of Boca Raton)

BOCA RATON — Residents now have an avenue to concerns, views and ideas about Boca Raton and have them heard by a panel of appointed officials at the city’s first Community Advisory Panel forum slated for Thursday, Oct. 20.

The 11-member panel, appointed by the city council, is hosting an informal gathering at the Boca Raton Community Center Annex, at 260 Crawford Blvd, at 6:30 p.m. They’re encouraging residents to share their community issues, ideas and initiatives. The panel can then bring the feedback to the city council for consideration.

“We think this is a great opportunity to engage residents who may be unable or uncomfortable attending a formal City Council meeting,” said Terry Randolph, the panel’s chairman, in a statement. “Anyone who comes to the forum or to one of our monthly meetings cares about Boca Raton and the quality of life here. We believe some great initiatives and ideas will come forward.”

The panel will first share a little about its role in the city before opening the floor to residents.

The Community Advisory Panel was created to give residents an avenue to express their problems to city leaders. They meet the second Thursday of every month at the community center annex at 6 p.m.