Monica Mayotte has been a resident of Boca Raton for Twenty-one-years and the only new candidate for City Council Seat D until her challenger and current seat holder, Robert Weinroth, dropped-out of the race on the last day of the official qualifying period. Almost immediately following Weinroth’s decision not to run for the position on January 10th, multiple candidates scrambled to file the appropriate paperwork to prevent Mayotte winning by default. Mayotte is now facing new challengers, Armand Grossman and Paul Preste, whose backgrounds and political visions we will present in separate profiles.
Today, we speak about Mayotte’s experience and qualifications, presenting you with all of the facts, helping you weigh your options and decide who is worthy of your vote in the forthcoming March 13th elections.
Mayotte is a business executive and environmental activist currently heading The Climate Reality Project for the Florida Region. She is running on the platform and idea to bring a greener, newer vision to the city of Boca Raton. Mayotte is primarily preoccupied with the issues of overdevelopment and an urban lifestyle. Mayotte blames what she says are the two major issues affecting our city and current administration on overdevelopment. When asked to speak about these issues she claims are destroying our community we are left with either no comment, an answer completely irrelevant to the question, or one rehearsed, scripted and fake.
Throughout her campaign, she continues to identify these major issues with the current municipal administration: a lack of communication with its residents, and an overly urbanized development. “I’ve been involved with Boca with the Green Living Advisory Board for seven years or so and I didn’t like the way that City Council wasn’t taking our advice,” explained Mayotte to The Boca Raton Tribune, “I just wasn’t happy with the way that it was a one-way conversation,” she continued.
Mayotte is an avid advocate of the environment, and as such, she is looking to preserve Boca Raton residents’ “quality of life” by taking into account the issues brought on by construction and overdevelopment: “density, traffic, parking” as well as “a loss of green space,” says Mayotte in her campaign brochure. The one main issue with her position is hypocrisy. Mayotte has stated on various occasions that she does not want any connection or relationships with developers, but yet has no issue taking their money to further along her own agenda and campaign.
Her goal is to end the “one-way conversation” with City Council and provide Boca Raton residents “another voice” and “a louder voice,” she said to The Boca Raton Tribune the night of her kick-off fundraiser on November 16th of last year. The question is, now, do residents really believe what Mayotte is preaching, or are they starting to see she is no more than a talking puppet for Al Zucaro and the Boca Watch?
The Boca Voice has reached out to Monica Mayotte on multiple occasions. She refuses to be interviewed and declines to comment.