Governor Scott has suspended Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. (Read the executive order below)
She faces charges including three counts of official misconduct, perjury in an official proceeding, misuse of public office, corrupt misuse of public office, and failure to disclose a voting conflict.
The governor cannot remove her from office unless she is convicted.
“I know her, I met her, she seems like a real good person, I feel bad for her,” Boca Raton taxpayer Scott Leuthard showed sympathy for the mayor, but he said he does want her to quit.
“I would think she should resign, I don’t think you can be a good leader when you have these types of accusations against you,” he said.
“I think she should be suspended while the charges are investigated,” said Nancy King.
The Boca city charter says under a suspension the deputy mayor will step in.
“We will carry on as a city,” Deputy Mayor Scott Singer said. “We have processes to handle this and this will be an opportunity for residents to hear what those are.”
Deputy Mayor Singer will be acting mayor until an election is held.
Boca Raton City Council will meet on Monday at 4:30 pm.