Standing with Residents & Holding Developers Accountable

Dear Friend,

My opponent and her supporters are lying about my record. I realize recently in politics facts don’t matter; but I still believe facts matter, and I wanted to share with you the FACTS.

Matter of fact: I have never voted for a large-scale project as a member of the Delray Beach City Commission.

I NEVER voted on these projects; I was not on the Delray Beach Commission when they were approved:

  • Atlantic Crossing
  • The Aloft hotel
  • The Courtyard Marriot
  • The Ray Hotel
  • Midtown/Sundy house block development
  • The Ipic

Holding Developers Accountable – FACTS

  • I was the only CRA Board Member to vote for the smaller-village-scale project on West Atlantic Avenue that was by far the number one choice by the selection committee.
  • I said NO to allowing another IPIC mistake and crafted a $4 million claw-back clause in the CRA West Atlantic Avenue contract to protect the city’s interests.
  • I said NO when developers wanted to build an unreasonably large-scale development on Barwick Road; instead I presented a smaller, more responsible plan for Banyan Cove.
  • I voted NO to extend the deadline for a developer attempting a larger site plan revision on West Atlantic Avenue.
  • I said NO to a property owner who was suing the city to gain approval to build a 4-story structure on an Atlantic Avenue property.
  • I said NO to midtown three times, only to have a previous commission rush it through before I was sworn-in as commissioner.
  • I said NO to developers who wanted to build a townhome project on North Swinton Avenue in the Lake Ida neighborhood.

Standing Up for Residents

  • I successfully fought for two of the most comprehensive historic preservation ordinances in Delray Beach.
  • I saved a historic home from demolition by relocating it behind the CRA.
  • I said YES to planting 10,000 trees in Delray Beach.
  • I said YES to a smaller, more responsible plan for Banyan Cove.
  • I spent two terms on the historic preservation board fighting to maintain the integrity of our historic districts and historic homes.

I have spent hundreds of hours over decades attending every Visioning and Planning Charrettes for our city, ensuring that I understand what these citizen-driven civic plans envision. None of which any of my opponents have ever attended.

I support thoughtful, sustainable, and responsible development.

I know this is a long email, but I believe you deserve the facts before you vote for your next City Commissioner.

To learn more about my record and vision for Delray Beach, visit www.BillBathurst.com.

Sincerely,

Bill Bathurst

City Commission, District 2