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West Palm Beach Takes Fight for FSU on the Road

City Hits the Road to Make Sure The Message is Clear (West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach is putting on a full-court press to ensure anyone deciding the fate of the Florida State University Digital Media program understands that taking the program out of West Palm Beach will sacrifice jobs, economic opportunity, and […]

Palm Beach County Traffic Report, Jan 25 through Feb 1, 2013

Palm Beach County traffic will be affected this week by ongoing construction projects and maintenance work, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report. Weather permitting; closures will be in effect on I-95 and in other areas throughout Palm Beach County for construction activities. For around-the-clock, real-time, I-95 traffic information, call 511. To view real-time video […]

WPB Dir. of Economic Development Lays Out Challenges

  (West Palm Beach, FL) – West Palm Beach needs more high class office space, and needs new financial incentives to compete with neighboring cities when attracting business and investment to the City. Those were just two key points made by Alan Durham, West Palm Beach Executive Director of Economic Development during a recent speech […]

City of West Palm Beach 2012 Christmas Holiday Schedule

City of West Palm Beach government offices, including the library will be closed December 24th and December 25th. All offices will be open regular times on December 26th. Trash collection will be suspended on Christmas day. If you normally have your trash picked up on Tuesday, it will be collected on Wednesday, December 26th along […]

Website Maintenance Notice

Due to scheduled maintenance all City websites, on-line payment services, telephone inspection scheduling, and telephone payment systems will be unavailable this weekend. The maintenance will take place beginning Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm through Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this maintenance update.

Transparency: City makes its upcoming proposed budget public

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to run one of Florida’s largest cities, here is your answer!  The City of West Palm Beach has posted for the public its entire proposed budget for next year! That’s right…all 563 pages! For those who don’t want to review over 500 pages, the City has […]

City of West Palm Beach 2012 Labor Day Holiday Schedule

West Palm Beach City Center and Library will be closed on Friday, August 31 and Monday, September 3, 2012 for the Labor Day Holiday. Friday, August 31 is a furlough day for which City employees do not receive pay as part of the city’s efforts to balance the budget without raising taxes. The Library will […]

City of West Palm Beach “Isaac” Update 1

Isaac Update: 1 August 25, 2012 @ 6:00 P.M. Due to T.S. “Isaac” the following information is being released: PARKS: All City of West Palm Beach parks will be CLOSED Sunday, August 26, 2012.  No decision has been made regarding closures on Monday, August 27, 2012. LIBRARY: The City of West Palm Beach Mandel Public Library […]

City Launches New Storm Info Network

“Isaac” could be the first WPB emergency requiring new multi-platform activation. West Palm Beach, Florida – Officials with the City of West Palm Beach are closely monitoring the progress of TS Isaac at this time. Earlier today, a multi-department storm meeting was held at City Hall to ensure the City’s storm response plan is ready […]

WPB Greenmarket Kicks off First-Ever Year-Round Season

The City of West Palm Beach announced today that its popular GreenMarket, located on the Waterfront Commons Great Lawn, will kick off its first–ever, year–round season three weeks ahead of schedule on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at 9 a.m. The market will continue to run each Saturday. The GreenMarket has extended its hours from 9 […]

Quadrille Blvd Improvements to begin August 13

From new landscaping and decorative street lights, to new crosswalks and pavement markings, the City of West Palm Beach this week is continuing general improvements in the downtown. Beginning this Monday August 13th 2012 Quadrille Blvd. from 3rd Street to Datura will be receiving the “facelift.” The work involves new landscaping, new electrical services, new […]

City and Developer have their First Convention Center Hotel discussion

The City of West Palm Beach and the Related Group (Related) had their first substantive discussion today regarding the Convention Center hotel, and why Related believes it will not be able to honor its commitment under the 2005 Settlement Agreement to pay property taxes on the hotel. The City is looking forward to receiving from […]

Routine Water Line Maintenance Planned

The City of West Palm Beach is planning a routine maintenance of the system’s water lines from July 30, 2012 to August 15, 2012. During that time period, residents who receive water from the City of West Palm Beach may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their water. This will not pose any […]

Public Safety Job Fair – Tuesday, July 31st

When: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach 411 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL Auditorium, 3rd Floor Are you interested in a career in public safety? Are you interested in a career that involves helping others? Do you like to work with people? Would […]

New Convention Center Hotel Means Critical Tax Revenues

It was recently revealed that the County and The Related Group (Related) have been working on a new agreement to construct a long-anticipated Convention Center Hotel in West Palm Beach. As this has been part of the public discussion for over a decade, we as a city are encouraged to see that such a project […]

Routine Water Line Maintenance Planned

The City of West Palm Beach is planning a routine maintenance of the system’s water lines from July 30, 2012 to August 15, 2012. During that time period, residents who receive water from the City of West Palm Beach may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their water.  This will not pose any […]

Free Job Fair at the Vickers House – July 26th

When: Thursday, July 26th, 2012 – from 10:00 to 11:30 am Where: Vickers House North – 811 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: (561) 804-4970 Featured Employer: KBR Company: When you become part of KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, & Services Company, supports the […]

Free Bluegrass Performance with musician Tuck Tucker

When: Sunday, July 15, 2012 Time: 2:00pm Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, 411 Clematis Street West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Phone: (561) 868-7701 The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is pleased to present another World Music event with a special one-hour performance of Bluegrass music! Join us as we celebrate […]

Sunday on the Waterfront Battle of the Bands Concert

This summer, the popular Sunday on the Waterfront concert series will bring you the best music of the 60’s, 80’s and today in an interactive ‘Battle of the Decades’ competition. This family friendly, free live event, which runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre every month, will feature three groups performing songs […]

FREE Energy-Saving Workshop Aug. 8th 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach When: Wednesday, August 8, 5:30-7:00 pm Workshop Topics: Reducing energy usage and utility bills FREE home/business energy audits Energy-efficient products Available rebates for energy-efficient retrofits PACE financing -Property Assessed Clean Energy for business 5:30 -  6:15 pm: Florida, Power & Light Save energy with retrofits & rebates […]

FEC Crossing Repair at Flamingo Drive

FEC work will close crossing through Tuesday night July 16, 2012 – Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has closed the railroad crossing located at Flamingo Drive in the City of West Palm Beach. The closure is due to FEC repair work. The crossing will remain closed through Tuesday night, July 17, 2012. It is expected […]

WPB named #1 “Most Livable” small city

The City of West Palm Beach has been awarded first place honors in the 2012 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 80th Annual Meeting in Orlando. This is the 33rd year in which cities have competed for the award. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve […]

WPB’s Oldest Business is Reborn

Company Rebirth Saves Previous Jobs and Creates 19 New Jobs The same year Lainhart & Potter hardware and supply store first opened its doors, Henry Flagler unveiled his plan to build a city he was going to call West Palm Beach. It was 1893, and just as Grover Cleveland was beginning his second term as […]

4th on Flagler 2012: ‘This 4th was made for you & me’

Event to feature military salute, 640-lb. cheese sculpture of Mount Rushmore, “face-in-hole” photo opps of famous moments, live music and Pops of Patriotism leading up to event West Palm Beach will host its annual free Independence Day celebration – 4th on Flagler – on July 4, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 10 pm. on the […]

4th on Flagler Road, Dock & Park Closures

Major road closures from July 3, 2012, to July 5, 2012 Motorists should be aware of the road closures listed below due to the 4th on Flagler Independence Day celebration in West Palm Beach from July 3, 2012, through July 5, 2012. Currie Park, located at 2400 N. Flagler Dr., will be closed from the […]

Clematis Project Ahead of Schedule

Almost a week ahead of schedule, the Clematis Street Streetscape project has moved from the 500 block to the 400 block of Clematis Street, allowing crews to reopen the 500 block of Clematis Street ahead of schedule. While some work is still underway on the 500 block, it has been reopened to vehicle traffic. The […]

Tropical Fruit and Vegetable Gardening Workshop

When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm Where: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach 411 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 868-7701 Join Dick and Mary Pase, Master Gardeners from Palm Beach County Extension Service, as they teach you all about Florida fruit and vegetable gardening. In this practical workshop […]

Festive Facebook App promotes 4th on Flagler

Real “photo boards” will be featured throughout the Downtown and the Waterfront area The City of West Palm Beach has launched a fun, festive Facebook application to promote 4th on Flagler, the city’s free Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.,  which allows fans to place an image of […]