Former Ocean Ridge Commissioner Ed Brookes said he got nowhere trying to persuade Boynton Beach to drop the idea of creating a dog beach at Oceanfront Park when he attended the city’s commission meeting in May. Brookes criticized town officials for not going to the meeting and voicing their opposition.
Town Manager Jamie Titcomb and Mayor James Bonfiglio said they can’t oppose what doesn’t exist. They’re waiting to hear what Boynton’s plan looks like. So far, the city hasn’t gone beyond discussion. Ocean Ridge’s ordinances prohibit dogs on the public beach at any time, and the Town Commission has steadfastly maintained that’s not going to change, no matter what Boynton Beach decides.
— Dan Moffett