Category Archives: Finance

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 […]

Mayor Muoio Announces First-Time Economic Incentives for Businesses

(West Palm Beach, FL) -In an effort to kick start economic growth and entice business and industry to invest in the City of West Palm Beach, Mayor Jeri Muoio announced today plans for the city to offer new economic incentives to the private sector. Mayor Muoio announced her plan during the annual State of the […]

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 […]

Convention Center Hotel Deal a Win for WPB

(West Palm Beach, FL) – Late Wednesday, the final details were hammered out in an agreement that would clear the way for a new convention center hotel in West Palm Beach. While the deal makes the hotel property exempt from paying county, city and all other taxes, the deal does require the developer of 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

West Palm Beach Waterfront Business Opportunities

The City of West Palm Beach is seeking parties interested in operating Waterfront concessions and/or business enterprises.  Potential business opportunities include a welcome center, licensed Waterfront merchandise, seasonal markets, boating and outdoor activity concessions, vendor carts and more. A mandatory proposal conference will be held on January 6th at 10AM in the 5th Floor Conference […]

City honored for financial excellence

(Wednesday, October 24, 2007)  The City of West Palm Beach has been honored for financial excellence, receiving the highest form of recognition possible for a municipality.  The Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) has awarded the City a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s comprehensive annual financial report. “Receiving this award […]