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Statement regarding today’s Digital Domain auction

It is our understanding, according to court documents that today’s auction in New York involving Digital Domain is for company assets in California and Canada, and does not include any Florida assets. Mayor Jeri Muoio and city legal teams in both West Palm Beach and Delaware are  monitoring developments and are continuing to work to […]

Mayor takes questions from a full house

First neighborhood Mayor Muoio Town Hall meeting allowed residents to ask about all the hot topics directly to the Mayor, her staff, and their own commissioner.   West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio held her first in a series of open town hall meetings last night at the South Olive Community Center. The meeting was […]

Info regarding the meeting between WPB & Digital Domain’s Textor

September 20, 2012 Yesterday, the City of West Palm Beach confirmed there was a meeting held September 10, 2012 between the City and John Textor, formerly with Digital Domain. The meeting included West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell, City Attorney Claudia McKenna, CRA Executive Director Kim Breisemeister and John Textor. It was one of […]

Save Money – Join the WPB Better Buildings Challenge

Please join Mayor Muoio and Gil Sperling, Department of Energy Senior Advisor for Energy Efficiency on September 27, 5 – 7 pm, at the West Palm Beach Waterfront Lake Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive as they introduce the Better Buildings Challenge for West Palm Beach A program to target energy reductions of 20% by 2020 […]

Mayor Jeri Muoio’s Digital Domain News Conference – UNCUT

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio held a news conference today to answer any and all questions about the City’s agreements with Digital Domain. Below is the news conference in its entirety, uncut and unedited. Mayor Muoio covered several issues in her statement, then took all questions from media. Following her opening remarks, reporters asked […]

City Announces “Project Open Access”

Multiple-media, multiple-venue, & multiple-month effort to open up access to City Hall Online Twitter Town Halls City-wide Neighborhood Town Hall Meetings Morning Coffee Talks at various city coffee shops For immediate release September 13, 2012 West Palm Beach, Florida – Would you like to chat with West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio over your morning […]

FSU film school classes CONTINUE – Don’t let news reports confuse you

There’s a news story out there that Digital Domain has suspended it’s WPB classes.   These ARE NOT the classes that are run by FSU.   The FSU-accredited program is open, and FSU says they plan on keeping their film school program right here in WPB. Don’t be confused by the news report. It’s the […]

City votes to hold the line on taxpayer costs

NEW BUDGET MEANS MOST CITY TAXPAYERS WILL SEE NO INCREASE IN THEIR TAX BILL. ———- A SIMPLE LESSON IN TAX RATES 101   September 12, 2012 West Palm Beach – The West Palm Beach City Commission voted last night to approve the tentative budget for the next fiscal year. The budget holds down spending, ensures […]

BREAKING NEWS – Digital Domain Exec acknowledges WPB entitled to land back

This just in…. Michael Katzenstein, Chief Restructuring Officer for Digital Domain Media Group, has stated in sworn documents filed with the bankruptcy court today (9/11/12) that the City’s land will revert back to the City if certain conditions are not met by December 31, 2012. The sworn statement also acknowledges that , as of today, […]

Just the facts: West Palm Beach & Digital Domain

As has been reported, the City of West Palm Beach entered into a relationship with Florida State University and Digital Domain to create a film school program here in the City. That school is currently open and running. In an effort to provide the facts about that relationship, we invite you to click below and […]

Boil Water Notice

September 6, 2012 Due to a broken water main located at the intersection of Grant Street and Tamarind Avenue, the following residents are asked to boil their drinking water until further notice before use: Residents located from 15th Street to 23rd Street, between Division Avenue and the FEC railroad tracks.  ###

What Do We Get From Development? New Tool Has Answer

LAND OF THE PRESIDENTS PROJECT FIRST TO RUN THROUGH CALCULATIONS   August 31, 2012 The City of West Palm Beach has a new tool that calculates the real-world benefits created by adding development projects to city tax rolls. New development projects mean additional property tax revenue for the city. Yet it is often hard to […]

Mayor Muoio Holding Her First Twitter Town Hall

GET READY FOR THE FIRST MAYOR MUOIO TWITTER TOWN HALL! Mayor Jeri Muoio will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall on Sept. 24 at 7pm. If you’ve got questions, she’s got answers! Join her for a 60 minute twitter conversation about the City. To join in, follow @westpalmbch. To ask a question, #askmuoio. See you […]

Who to call about your flooding

Who Do You Need To Call? Some helpful information about who to call about your flooding For immediate release August 28, 2012 West Palm Beach, Florida – In response to questions raised about who is responsible for working to alleviate flooding in various neighborhoods, here is some helpful information for residents: While the City of […]

Video of flood clean up after Isaac

THE CLEAN UP! We’ve had crews across the city working to reduce flooding as much as possible. Take a look at the video. This was one of our crews working to get a flooded road open in the Villages. It’s like a giant vacuum! We have also been working to divert water within our system […]

City Emergency Crews Hitting Flooded Neighborhoods

August 28, 2012 For immediate release West Palm Beach, FL – City of West Palm Beach crews are working today on draining flooded neighborhoods across the city. The Department of Public Utilities has dispatched special equipment designed to vacuum up standing water from roadways and intersections.  The crews have been working almost around the clock […]

Library closing early – More flood info – 8/27/12 @ 5:15pm

For immediate release EMERGENCY FLOODING MEASURES BEING TAKEN IN WPB    WEST PALM BEACH LIBRARY CLOSES EARLY     FLOODING…. The City of West Palm Beach is taking emergency steps to reduce the flooding in several city neighborhoods. The City is pumping 97 million gallons out of the Grassy Waters Preserve in order to make […]

West Palm Beach Flood Alert – 8/27/12 @ 4:45pm

Posted August 27, 2012 @ 4:45pm CITY FLOOD ALERT: Several areas of WPB experiencing heavy flooding. Use extra caution in the Villages on and around Village Blvd, Shenandoah Dr. & Saratoga Rd. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS. Western communities also flooding. WPB Utilities & Public Works taking steps to help water drain. Please obey […]