WPB Sends Letter to State: We Want Some FSU Answers

(West Palm Beach, FL) – In a letter just sent to the Florida State Board of Governors, the City of West Palm Beach wants to know exactly what the plan is for Florida State University’s Animation and Digital Arts Program.

Last week, some members of the Board of Governors discussed the possibility of pulling the FSU program out of West Palm Beach.  The program represents the catalyst for new jobs and a new industry in the city of West Palm Beach.

“Our city residents have invested $2 million dollars of their tax dollars in the FSU program and our city has a significant stake in ensuring its success and growth. The fact that there is an Animation and Digital Arts program at all is due in large part to the foresight and economic creativity of our city’s Community Redevelopment Agency,” wrote West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio.

The Board of Governors has said they plan on putting together a small group to look at whether the FSU program should stay in West Palm Beach. Mayor Jeri Muoio says her city needs to be part of that group.

“Who will be the members of this group? How long will they be examining the program, and when will they be expected to provide a report? What criteria will they be looking at? What role will the City of West Palm Beach play in this review? What is the ultimate question the group will examine,” asked Muoio.

The letter was sent to the Board of Governors Chairman Dean Colson.

Click below to read the entire letter.

Mayor Jeri Muoio’s Letter to the Florida Board of Governors