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The City of West Palm Beach announces the dates for 2020 Neighborhood Meetings with Mayor Keith A. James.

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PBTPA Votes to Remove SR 7 Extension from Long-Range Transportation Plan

Vote Signals Win for Local Municipalities and Grassy Waters Preserve Protection

At a Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (PBTPA) Board Meeting in Royal Palm Beach on December 12, 2019, PBTPA Board Members voted to remove the State Road 7 (SR 7) extension from the agency’s 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan. The Jog and Roebuck Road extensions, previously up for consideration, were also dropped from the plan. 

 

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Palm Stage/Great Lawn at the West Palm Beach Waterfront

The 7th annual Aloha Islanders Holiday Spectacular Sunday on the Waterfront gives residents and visitors of West Palm Beach a chance to experience an authentic, high-energy Polynesian revue without having to book a flight to the other side of the globe. The Aloha Islanders will perform their highly interactive, holiday-inspired Tropical Island Spectacular, complete with beautiful hula dancers and daring fire dancers! This show is appropriate for all ages and is truly interactive.

 

Sandi Holiday Tree

West Palm Beach’s favorite 35-foot sand tree, Sandi, is shining during this year’s Holiday in Paradise campaign. Sandi has plenty of exciting new plans for visitors and returning guests, but she also continues to perform nightly melodies and light shows from the Great Lawn, west of Flagler Drive on North Clematis Street, through New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

 

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together.

But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season.

 

WPBPD Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Chief Frank Adderley and the City of West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) would like to remind the public how to be extra vigilant and avoid being a victim this holiday season. The most common crimes during the busy holidays are:

  • Porch thefts
  • Auto burglaries
  • Thefts
  • Robberies

Keep porch pirates at bay by scheduling deliveries when you are home or purchase a porch lock box for deliveries. If you cannot have a neighbor collect your packages, another option is to have packages delivered to your workplace.

 

Chief Frank Adderley, WPBPD Announce Partnership with Genetec

Chief Frank Adderley and the West Palm Beach Police Department (WPBPD) announce the department’s partnership with Genetec Inc., Community Connect, the Genetec framework that facilitates public-private collaboration to improve public safety. Built on a foundation of technology that reinforces police and community partnerships, Community Connect will allow members of our business community to participate and work towards our common goal of building a safer city.

 

Community ID Program

The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County will hold two Community ID drives at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, located at 411 Clematis Street. The Community ID of the Palm Beaches’ Identification Card is available to all residents of Palm Beach County and provides a reliable form of ID useful for law enforcement, health centers, schools, businesses, and more.

Program Requirements: Bring your proof of identity (passport, consular ID card, state or federal government issued ID), proof of residency (bill, lease, bank statement, medical bill), and your $20 fee.

Tuesday, December 17 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) or

Wednesday, December 18 (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

To contact the Library, please call (561) 868-7701 (TTY 800-955-8771).

 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend WPB public meetings. 

***Meetings held in the Commission Chambers, Mayors' Board Room,and Flagler Gallery are located at City Hall, which is located at 401 Clematis Street***

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019

  • 4:00 p.m. Special CRA Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:00 p.m. City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2019

  • 12:00 p.m. Library Advisory Board Meeting (411 Clematis St., 3rd Floor)
  • 6:00 p.m. Planning Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019

  • 2:30 p.m. Civil Service Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 4:00 p.m. West Palm Beach Housing Authority Board Meeting (Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex Clubhouse, 820 Grant St.)
  • 5:00 p.m. Historic Preservation Board (Commission Chambers)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2019

  • No Meetings
 

Residents Invited to Participate in 2020 US Census

Between March 12-20, 2020, U.S. households will receive a mailed invitation to participate in the 2020 census.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts an official census to determine how many individuals are residing within the country and how to distribute the billions of dollars allocated to enhancing communities throughout the United States. As part of this campaign, the City of West Palm Beach encourages all residents to complete the 2020 census through any of the submission methods that will be available beginning in March of next year.

Data collected as part of the census creates a blueprint of sorts which helps Census Bureau officials determine the population rates in various regions. In order to estimate which portion of the $675 billion budget should be designated to individual cities, the bureau turns to the number of completed census surveys from that area.

For every resident who successfully completes their survey, a city secures $16,000. These funds are used to improve city infrastructure, expand medical assistance, support public housing initiatives, enhance roadways and public transportation programs, and many more vital aspects of everyday living. This means that for every person not counted, a city like West Palm Beach can lose up to $16,000 in federal funds each decade.

“City leaders work tirelessly to ensure that our citizens have the highest quality of life possible, and the upcoming census is the perfect opportunity for residents to contribute to the tremendous growth our city continues to experience,” said Mayor Keith A. James.

“For the first time in census history, you will be able to fill out the census questionnaire right from your computer or mobile device. By committing a few minutes of your time, you will help the City secure millions of dollars to help improve the quality of life for the community and for future generations as well.”

Between March 12-20, 2020, U.S. households will receive a mailed invitation to participate in the 2020 census. This can be either online through the provided URL or a paper questionnaire that will also be provided for a mailed return. If surveys are completed after this first round, you’ll receive no further communication. For households that need more time to complete the census, additional notifications will be mailed through the month of April before an in-person census taker arrives at your home. 

 
 

City Hall Closures & Sanitation Pickup Holiday Schedules

CHRISTMAS DAY

City Hall will be closed on December 25-26, 2019 in observance of Christmas. City Hall will reopen on December 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Trash pickup service will not be provided on December 25, 2019. Missed residential trash pickups will resume on the December 28, 2019. Missed recycling pickups will resume on January 1, 2020. Bulk/yard and commercial pickups will operate one day behind regular schedule until December 30, 2019.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

City Hall will be closed on January 1, 2020. City Hall will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Trash pickup service will not be provided on January 1, 2020. Missed residential trash pickups will resume on January 4, 2020. Recycling pickup service will be provided as normally scheduled. Bulk/yard and commercial pickups will operate one day behind regular schedule until January 6, 2020

To contact the City of West Palm Beach Sanitation Division, please call (561) 822-2075 (TTY: 1-800-955-8771) or email publicworks@wpb.org.

 

Save the Date! Mayor James to Deliver

2020 State of the City

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 640 Okeechobee Blvd.

Join us! West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. Mayor James will reflect on the City’s recent accomplishments and announce updates on key city priorities. Arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders while enjoying fresh coffee. Free breakfast and parking will be provided. 

 
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FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITIES!

***Library is located at 411 Clematis Street***

For more information on any of these activities or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701 (TTY: 800-955-8771)

Rhythm & Hues Music Class

Mondays, December 9 & 16

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM & 3:35 PM – 4:05 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies and children up to 5 years old. Join the creative staff from Rhythm & Hues Children’s Art & Music Center for a joyful time of music, singing, dancing, instruments, friendship and family. Space is limited. Sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

Family Play Date

Tuesdays, December 10 & 17

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Have fun with our toys and games and listen to great music. Make friends and discover new activities and songs. Sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

Hip Hop for Kids

Tuesdays, December 10 &17

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids in grades K – 5. Show off your moves. Join instructor, Ms. Jaleesa, for a fun and energizing hip hop dance class. Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 Family Storytime

Wednesdays, December 11 & 18

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with kids of all ages can join our storytime fun with a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

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