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Best Politician in Palm Beach Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach 2007 - Jerry Taylor Mayor of Boynton Beach

Readers' Choice: Robert Wexler
When his city's CRA overpaid for a piece of land purchased from a Boynton insider, Mayor Taylor didn't try to defend it. He called the city on what he termed a huge mistake in the Palm Beach Post. That's Jerry Taylor. He calls it as he sees it, and while Boyntonians may not always agree with the mayor, they know where he stands. The drive that's consuming Taylor now is moving his city along in its long-term plan to redevelop the downtown area. Some say he wants to go too fast, but after years of waiting, the 70-year-old political vet is supported by the people of Boynton who are sick and tired of their town being an ugly sideshow between Delray Beach and Lake Worth. Taylor is also spearheading an affordable-housing plan in the city, so it looks as if the coming year will be exciting for Boynton and its leader.
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Cossack
Cossack

Boynton Beach Mayor Jerry Taylor is nothing more than a Gangster. Most of the officials he works with are corrupt, and will soon be discovered. This includes City Commissioner Ron Weiland....Taylor's buddy.

Taylor feels because of his previous experience, he is the logical choice to replace Warren Newell....the disgraced County Commissioner and soon to be Felon. I'm sure it would be a seamless transition....Taylor probably inherited Newell's little black book.

Cowboy Way
Cowboy Way

EX-City Commissioner David Katz helped fund Mayor Taylor's campaign in November, and he reportedly helped Ron Weiland's campaign to fill Robert Ensler's commission seat after his death. You know... Mr. Katz is a lobbyist for Intown. Now, Commissioner Rodriguez is reportedly dipping into the same pool of funds as Katz. It comes as no surprise that Weiland, Taylor and Rodriguez voted Rodriguez as the new manager of the CRA that comes with a 120K salary. Let's see... I call that a huge conflict of interest. Wake up Boynton Beach! Pay attention, the FBI is. There were reportedly several agents in the audience at last Tuesday's CRA meeting. Watch yourself Katz, the only seat that you and the boys will be getting next election is the hot seat.

Joe Coyote
Joe Coyote

Laughable� Did Taylor nominate himself? And we all know how the voting system is in this state. Are there any good politicians in Florida? Or is that an oxymoron like best politician in Palm Beach? To me, best politician means best at squashing the voices of the middle class and the poor. Best taking funds and diverting them to meet his own agenda. If this is what is meant, then I guess he has my vote. Undeniably humorous�

Jonah
Jonah

How very absurd and obscene: I call this a very bad joke. The Mayor�s indecent proposal: Have the homeowners pay for a southern route for a truck route for a big developer. This industrial park is something that we do not want any part of to begin with. Using your tyrannical logic Mayor, why we don�t just let the citizens of Boynton Beach pay for every development? What can you be thinking? Do you know how absurd you and Commissioner(Lawnmower Man)Weiland are? This is incompetence at its finest! Do you know that your new solution for this calls for taxation without representation! This Mayor has no conscience and no soul. The developer must be made to pay for a �Southern Route� if he wants his industrial park to go in. We should not be punished for the city�s/Mayor's incompetence. The city is supposed to protect its citizens from this behavior� This is their job� They have failed.

al rogers
al rogers

The mayor is the worst politician in palmbeach county that is why he is being recalled

120 people are part of thie recall of this heartless souless moron

JUSTIFICATIONS FOR RECALL[as required by Law]

1. Violation of "ARTICLE IV. PURPOSE" Boynton Beach ordinancesstates, "The purpose of this chapter is to establish procedures andstandards for the development and subdivision of real estate withinthe City of Boynton Beach, Florida, in an effort to, among otherthings, insure �; aid in the coordination of land development in theCity in accordance with orderly physical patterns; prevent haphazard,premature, uneconomic or scattered land development; insure safe andconvenient traffic control; encourage development of an economicallystable and healthful community.

2. Violation of Section 1, City of Boynton Beach code ofordinances (Ord. No. 96-60, � 4, 1-21-97). The city and developerhave destroyed a train station built in 1926 which could have beendeemed "historical" . Section states, "It is the intent of the cityto encourage the preservation of historically significant buildingswithin its corporate limits. All historic buildings other thansingle family and duplex dwellings shall be reviewed for historicalsignificance in all development and construction proposals presentedto the city. Preservation of such buildings will be required unlessit can be established by the applicant that preservationsignificantly interferes with the reasonable use of the property."Our city and developer are in violation of this ordinance by notperforming the required review.

3. As Mayor, his job is to effectively lobby the county, state,and federal government when funds are needed for city road projectswhen a Federal disaster damages the city. The Mayor's malfeasancehas led to lack of funding for City beach facilities.

4. Multiple parents in the Boynton Beach lakes community havecalled the Division of Children and Family services at 800-86-ABUSEto voice concerns regarding their children's safety in regards toHibiscus Park.

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