By Steve Plunkett
The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations is inviting voters to a forum of candidates for mayor and City Council Feb. 6.
The federation meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with council candidates taking questions at 7 p.m. and the candidates for mayor speaking at 8:15 p.m.. The forum will take place at the city’s municipal building at 6500 Congress Ave.
The League of Women Voters will also be on hand to register voters.
The March 14 ballot features Susan Haynie, running for her final term as mayor, against Al Zucaro, an attorney who stepped aside as publisher of the online Boca Watch blog to run for office.
In the council Seat A race, incumbent council member Scott Singer faces real estate agent Patty Dervishi, a former treasurer of the Golden Triangle Homeowners Association.
For open council Seat A the candidates are Emily Gentile, an officer of the Beach Condominium Association and former vice chairwoman of the city’s Downtown Advisory Committee; Andrea O’Rourke, a graphic designer and president of the Golden Triangle HOA; and attorney Andy Thompson, who is also on the board of the Golden Bell Education Foundation.
The forum will be recorded and shown again on Ch. 20 and posted on the federation’s website, www.federationofbocahoa.com, said Neil Haynie, president of the federation and the incumbent mayor’s husband. The group will not hold its customary monthly morning meeting the next day, he said.