Published On: Mon, Apr 2nd, 2018

Boca Raton City Council Welcomes Mayotte, Names Singer “Deputy Mayor”

After her landslide victory, Monica Mayotte was officially sworn in at Boca Raton City Hall on April 2 alongside Councilman Jeremy Rodgers, who was re-elected for another three-year term after his victory over Kim Do in last month’s election.

The crowd packed the Council Chambers on Monday to welcome newcomer Mayotte, and thank Councilman Robert Weinroth, who did not seek re election as he has his eyes set on the the Palm Beach Board of Commissioners race later this year. The District 4 seat is being vacated by Steven Abrams. District 4 covers the southern part of Palm Beach County and spans municipalities from Boca Raton to South Palm Beach.

“Now the real work begins,” said an enthusiastic Mayotte.

One of the first order of business for the new Council Members was to name a new Deputy Mayor, to fill the spot of current Deputy Mayor Rodgers.

Rodgers gave his vote of confidence to Council Member Scott Singer, Mayor Susan Haynie seconded. Council Member Andrea Levine O’Rourke disagreed and made a substitute motion and nominated Rodgers. Her reasoning was simple: with both Haynie and Weinroth leaving city council to run for County Commission having continuity and stability would be critical.

Council Member Mayotte seconded the motion.

After Rodgers declined the idea, stating the race took a toll on him and his family and he would rather just focus on the task of being a council member, the motion by Council Member O’Rourke failed 3-2 and the original motion was back on the table.

After a short vote, the Council voted 5-0 in favor of Singer to be the new Deputy Mayor of Boca Raton.

The new council had a few more nominations to go before the meeting could be adjourned.

Council Member O’Rourke was elected chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency, while Mayotte was elected the vice-chair.

Mayor Susan Haynie and Council Member Jeremy Rodgers were selected as the voting members in the Transportation Planning Association, with Council Members O’Rourke, and Singer as the alternate votes.

Council Member Mayotte was elected as the voting member for the Palm Beach County League of Cities, with Rodgers as the alternate vote.

Rodgers was also selected to the Interlocal Plan Review Amendment Committee.

The Boca Raton City Council will meet for the first time with its new members on April 10, at 6pm.

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