Category Archives: City Commission

Palm Beach Post Wrong – Setting the Record Straight

(West Palm Beach, FL) – In a story published by Palm Beach Post reporter Andrew Abramson, the newspaper incorrectly interpreted and misreported state law regarding requirements for open meetings. City of West Palm Beach Attorney Claudia McKenna corrected the record today during the same meeting referenced in the story. We invite you to watch her […]

City to Move on New Commitment to Keep FSU in WPB

(West Palm Beach, FL) – After months of ongoing discussions between the City of West Palm Beach and Florida State University, the City on Monday is expected to take the first major steps towards ensuring FSU remains in the City. On Monday, the City’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is expected to move forward on plans […]

Major WPB Redevelopment Project Gets Green Light

Project expected to create 600 new jobs, and generate $43 million dollars in new tax revenue over 25 years.   (West Palm Beach, FL) – A proposed new luxury resort hotel, spa and residential community has been overwhelmingly approved by the City of West Palm Beach Planning Board. The proposed project is for the area […]

WPB Moves Towards Independent Radio System

  Outside Expert: Don’t Use Technology of Local Radio Consortium   (West Palm Beach, FL) – The City of West Palm Beach will not be using the police radio technology adopted by a multi-city consortium. Today an outside expert hired by the City of West Palm Beach told Mayor Jeri Muoio and city commissioners he […]

WPB Mayor Jeri Muoio Calls For Public Hotel Vote

Mayor Muoio Calls For Letting the Voters Decide Mayor Also Unveils New Website for the Public to Review the Proposals   (West Palm Beach, FL) – For the first time, today West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio called for a public vote to decide the height restrictions for a new downtown waterfront hotel. “I believe […]

Unanimous Vote Approves Convention Center Hotel

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio calls the hotel deal a win-win for the City, the County and the overall economy.   Watch Mayor Jeri Muoio’s news conference here:   (West Palm Beach, FL) – By a unanimous vote tonight, the City of West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved an agreement that clears […]

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, […]

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 […]

Special City Commission Meeting: Appointment to District 5

What: Special City Commission Meeting When: Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Where: Commission Chambers, City Hall, 401 Clematis St. The City will hold a Special City Commission Meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers to select an appointee to fill the District # 5 seat. The persons […]

Announcement of Commissioner “Bill” Moss Arrangements

Friday, March 30, 2012, 11:00 a.m. Where: Flagler Gallery, City Hall West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio hosted a press conference in the Flagler Gallery of City Hall at 11:00 a.m. this morning and announced the upcoming arrangements for services for Commissioner Bill Moss: The report from the medical examiner has come in and they […]

The passing of Commissioner “Bill” Moss

West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, along with the City Commissioners, held an impromptu press conference this morning at City Hall to announce the unexpected passing of Commissioner “Bill” Moss today. He was 67. The cause of death is unknown, but foul play is not suspected. Mayor Muoio stated that Commissioner Moss was “one of […]

Currie Park Fishing Pier and Boat Ramp Improvements

When:     Monday, March 19, 2012 City Commission meeting Where:      Currie Park, 2300 block Flagler Drive Contact:    Christine Thrower, Parks and Recreation Director, 561-644-0623 Faced with a reduced capital budget and dwindling resources, the City of West Palm Beach is hoping the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.) can help improve one of the few […]

Notice to the Voter: Commission District 5

ATTENTION: WEST PALM BEACH VOTERS The following Notice will appear at each voting precinct and in each voting booth on Election Day, March 13, 2012, due to the withdrawal of David Smith from the City Commission District 5 Seat: Notice to the Voter A candidate in the race for the office of City Commissioner District […]

Commisioner Isaac Robinson, Jr. Appointed to National Committee

Isaac Robinson, Jr. Appointed to National League of Cities’ Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee Washington, DC – Isaac Robinson, Jr., has been appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2012 Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee. The Public Safety and Crime Prevention committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues […]

City Commission Redistricting Information

Public Meeting on City of West Palm Beach Reapportionment The City is required by charter to reapportion the City Commission district boundaries within six (6) months of official publication of the 2010 Census data, which was released on March 17, 2011. For this redistricting effort, City Staff successfully utilized specialized redistricting software and created a […]

New West Palm Beach City Commissioner Appointed

Today the West Palm Beach City Commission appointed Sylvia Moffett to the District One City Commission vacancy. Commissioner Moffett will serve until through April 5, 2012. She has been active in the city for years serving on the Old Northwood Steering Committee, as a Docent at the Norton Gallery, as a member of the City’s […]

City of West Palm Beach “Meet with the Commish”

What: Meet with the Commish When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 6PM-7:30PM Where: Mary V. MacDonald Wilson Center at Gaines Park Commissioner Ike Robinson, Jr. invites you to “meet with the commish” in a forum open to all residents on Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Mary V. MacDonald Wilson Center at Gaines […]

WPB City Center, Waterfront Honored with “Project of the Year” Award

West Palm Beach is being recognized by the Urban Land Institute as the winner of the 2010 Project of the Year Award for City Center and the Waterfront. This is the first time in its history that ULI has presented the award to a City. West Palm Beach won against iconic South Florida structures and […]

City’s Green Task Force Presents a Call to Action

When: Monday, July 19, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Where: Commission Chambers, WPB City Hall, 401 Clematis Street How can West Palm Beach be as “green” as possible? How can the City and the people who live here save energy, create green jobs and protect our natural resources? The City of West Palm Beach’s Green Task […]

City Residents Encouraged to Attend Town-Hall Style Meeting

When:  Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Where:  Grace Episcopal Parish Hall, 3600 Australian Avenue, WPB (05/19/09)  City of West Palm Beach residents are encouraged to attend a town-hall style meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Grace Episcopal Parish Hall located at 3600 Australian Avenue. […]

3rd Annual Mayor’s Putting Challenge

3RD ANNUAL MAYORS PUTTING CHALLENGE WEST PALM BEACH GOLF COURSE SATURDAY, DEC 13TH 2PM (CLINIC BEGINS) (PUTTING CHALLENGE 4PM) JR. TOURNAMENT, FREE GOLF CLINIC, FREE FOOD MEMBER APPRECIATION GIVEAWAYS For the 3rd consecutive year, the West Palm Beach Golf Course has hosted the Mayors Putting Challenge. All Commissioners and the Mayor are scheduled to attend […]

Commission to hold taste “test” for new library café

When:  Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Where:  City Hall Commission Chambers, 200 2nd Street, WPB (07/18/08)  City commissioners will hold a “taste test” as part of their evaluation of potential operators for the new library café at a special meeting on Monday, July 21, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers. […]

Swearing-in Ceremony for Newly-elected Commissioner

When:  Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 2:45 p.m. Where:  City Commission Chambers, 200 2nd Street, WPB City Hall (07/08/08)  Newly-elected City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell (District 3) will be sworn into office at a special ceremony on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 2:45 p.m.  The ceremony will take place in West Palm Beach City Hall Commission […]

Commission Amends Election Rules

(Monday, October 29, 2007)  West Palm Beach City Commissioners have voted to amend the rules for candidates wishing to qualify to run for City offices.  The new rules change the timing of the qualifying period, lengthen the official campaign period and follow the recommendations made by the City’s elections task force.  The Commission also changed […]