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MAYOR MUOIO, REP. FRANKEL AND PBC ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL FOR ACTION TO END GUN VIOLENCE.

The leaders back the efforts by students and parents from Parkland and other communities demanding that state and federal legislators take action to ban the availability of assault weapons.

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NEWS CONFERENCE: LOCAL LEADERS, STUDENTS DEMAND ACTION TO END GUN VIOLENCE

Elected officials and students will stand in solidarity with Parkland students and gun control advocates.

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WPB Facts

 

So...Did you know...

 
  • The "Town" of West Palm Beach was established November 5, 1894.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the oldest municipality in South Florida. (We edged out Miami by two years.)
 
  • West Palm Beach changed from a town to a city, becoming the City of West Palm Beach on July 21, 1903.
 
  • West Palm Beach was named the county seat for the newly formed Palm Beach County on April 30, 1909.
 
  • Population of the newly founded city: 1,743 in 1910.
 
  • Population today (2013 census): 102,463.
 
  • West Palm Beach is the largest city in Palm Beach County.
 
  • During a work day, the population more than doubles.
 
  • Total size of the city: City land area: 58.1 square miles.
 
  • Size of Grassy Waters Everglades Preserve: 20 square miles (just over one third of the city).
 
  • Average temperature: 75 degrees! (How can you beat that?)