Enhancing Our Beaches, Parks, and Green Space
After decades of delay by the city, Scott supported the expansion of Hillsboro El Rio Park and remediation of a former landfill site and looks forward to the park opening on February 22, 2020. Scott voted for the reopening of long-closed canoe and kayak trails and expanded boating access at Lake Wyman and Rutherford Park. Scott voted against rezoning recreational lands at both Hidden Valley and the Wildflower. His work on the Waterfront Visioning Session led to plans that are being implemented for a wide pedestrian promenade between the new Wildflower Park and Silver Palm Park. Singer supports continued work with the Beach & Park District to turn the long-closed Boca Teeca course in Boca National. No longer will each election season see signs littering our medians and rights of way, because he sponsored a law to reclaim that public space and keep our roadways green and beautiful all of the time. Scott is proud to have pushed for more landscape beautification, and the creation of a city Sustainability Task Force. Recently, Scott offered a multi-point plan designed to reduce single-use and disposable plastic items and encourage collaboration between residents, business, and city government. He’ll continue to work to maintain and enhance the experience for beachgoers and provide better access to the beaches, parks, and playing fields for all residents.
Green Living and Our Environment
Mayor Singer values our natural environment and is proud of steps taken to reduce our impact and waste. As a Council Member, Scott first proposed an internal city Sustainability Task Force, which has grown into an Office of Sustainability. He supported the adoption of a Sustainability Action Plan, which includes measurable goals for reducing carbon footprint, adding trees, and saving costs. Mayor Singer unveiled a multi-point plan to encourage residents, businesses, and institutions to cut down on their plastic waste, including a series of initiatives to raise awareness and encourage voluntary reduction of single-use plastic items. The City will soon launch additional parts of the plan, from increased public outreach to the residents with Boca-branded reusable cups and bags, to improvements at the city level in our purchasing, events, and vendor relationships. Mayor Singer also supported efforts to reduce the use of chemical pesticides in high-traffic areas and exploration of natural alternatives.