Boca Raton
Council Seat A

David Milledge

  • Age: 36
  • City: Boca Raton
  • Family: Married, , two children
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • Law degree, Nova Southeastern University (2009)
  • Bachelor of arts degree in psychology, Emory University (2005)
    • Recent job: Deputy general counsel for the Broward County Property Appraiser (2017-present)

    Previous races

    This candidate has not previously run for office.

    Committees appointed to and serving on

  • Boca Raton Airport Authority
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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
  • Development - All cities need some level of development but such development must be smart, responsible and sustainable. The development must comports to the ideas and direction of the city.
  • School Safety - In the wake of the recent tragedies around this nation, it is important for the city to have a serious discussion with security experts, such as our police, on how to better fortify our schools. New and more advanced security protocols need to be implemented.
  • Ethics - Trust must be rebuilt between the city and her residents. City leaders should never be beholden to special interest groups.
  • Should suspended Mayor Susan Haynie resign?
    Explain your position on Haynie's resignation.
    Although Ms. Haynie is innocent until proven guilty, I believe her resignation would remove the cloud of uncertainty especially since a criminal trial of this magnitude will take years and would likely extend passed her term.
    Do you support rezoning of parts of central Boca Raton, the largely commercial area near Town Center Mall for example, to allow residential and commercial uses to be mixed?
    Explain your answer on rezoning.
    My support is to have an open mind. I can guarantee my vote to rezoning would not be fast and loose. The benefits the city gains from any such rezoning MUST outweigh the burdens produced by the rezoning.
    Considering the expected passage of a homestead exemption increase in November, should your community compensate by increasing the property tax rate?
    Please explain your position on the homestead exemption increase and increasing property tax rate.
    Boca Raton is lucky to have a healthy tax base. Other municipalities which consist of larger quantities of lower end housing will feel the impacts the most. However, at the end of the day the city's budget will remain the same so the tax burden will only be shifted to a different class of property and/or the non-ad valorem taxes will increase. For instance in Boca Raton, our fire assessment might increase which I fear will cause undeserved outrage against our fire department.
    Is your community doing enough to maintain services such as police and roads?
    Please explain your position on maintaining services.
    Our police are outstanding, well staffed, and well trained. The city continues to maintain the municipal roads by repaving and redesigning intersections. Traffic is a different issue and should be addressed at a neighborhood-level.
    Do you support growth in your community?
    Please explain your position on growth.
    If growth in your question refers to population growth, I would be against any manner of rapid growth for the city. Even without population growth, new development would still be necessary to keep our current tax base. Properties depreciate and eventually become dilapidated and will need to be rehabilitated or demolished for new construction. It is important for us, collectively as a city, to ensure that any "growth" is diligently thought out and planned with the right vision.
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