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A Holiday Message from Mayor Keith A. James!

A Holiday Message from Mayor Keith A. James

City Hall, Sanitation Pickup Holiday Schedule


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.


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: 1-800-955-9771) or email publicworks@wpb.org.


Holiday in Paradise & Sandi 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.


Mayor James, Community Partners Announce Mobility Intelligence Project

MIP Project Utilizes Technology to Improve City Efficiency, Experience

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and Economic Development Director Christopher Roog joined representatives from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the Community Foundation of Martin and Palm Beach Counties and the Knight Foundation to formally announce the installation and activation of the Mobility Intelligence Project (MIP) in our downtown.

Unanimously approved by City Commissioners in July, the MIP aims to improve city services and quality of life by utilizing sensor-based technology and messaging to understand about how people move throughout the City using different modes of transportation. The concept is to learn the connections between people and places in the areas they most often frequent, and to use that knowledge to draw people to new places, and to establish new connections. The approach is designed to accelerate connectivity to the downtown, enhancing accessibility for residents.


WPB Offers Financial Assistance Program for Seniors in Need

The City of West Palm Beach is proud to announce the implementation of the Serving Our Seniors (S.O.S.) program. Offered through the City’s Housing and Community Development (HCD) department, S.O.S provides temporary financial assistance for critical needs to low-income, older adults residing in the City. Eligible adults may use the one-time emergency grant, not to exceed $600, to address a wide range of concerns including (but not limited to) utilities, medical prescriptions, transportation and ADA accessibility. The program will cover costs not paid by insurance, Medicare/Medicaid or other similar services. 



Robert Telford, Mayor's LGBTQ Liaison

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James announces the reappointment of Robert Telford as the Mayor’s LGBTQ Liaison. In this role, Mr. Telford will serve as a resource for both Mayor James and the public in advocating for LGBTQ concerns and issues.


WPB Announces Permanent Installation of Hearing Loop System at City Hall

Innovative, Wireless Technology to Expand Access for Citizens who are Hard of Hearing

Mayor Keith A. James and the City of West Palm Beach are proud to announce the installation of new Hearing Loop System technology at City Hall. This hearing assistive technology will allow patrons with Telecoil—or T-coil-- enabled hearing aids, cochlear implants and headphones to hear speech clearly and directly without any background noise.

The technology is available in these specific City Hall locations: lobby/security desk, City Commission Chambers, and, soon, the Flagler Gallery (January 2020). For people with diminished hearing who do not wear telecoil-enabled hearing aids, hearing loop receivers with headphones are available upon request through the City’s ADA Coordinator Tim Scott. 


The City of West Palm Beach has received questions about a New Year’s Eve fireworks show. The City does not and has not presented an annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show. In years past, a private individual has hosted a New Year’s Eve party with fireworks on the Town of Palm Beach which was viewed by residents and visitors in the Town and City. The City of West Palm Beach has not received notice or a request from any entity or private individual to hold a New Year’s Eve fireworks show this year.

There’s still plenty of New Year’s Eve fun to be had in the City of West Palm Beach. We invite our residents to join us on New Year’s Eve for the Sandi’s grand finale on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight along the West Palm Beach Great Lawn, west of Flagler Drive on North Clematis Street. As the famed holiday sand tree gets ready for her vacation, this last show features her final songs and light show. All the favorite Sandi activities will be available for the last time, too, including Glow FORE It Mini Golf, SnowieVille, and Sandi’s Surf Shack. Friends and fans of Sandi will not want to miss this lively show!

For more information, please visit: https://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events


Mayor Proclaims WPB a 2020 US Census Partner

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James has proclaimed West Palm Beach a 2020 U.S. Census partner. Mayor presented the proclamation at a meeting of the City Commission on December 16, 2019. The proclamation underscores the City’s commitment to supporting census takers in our community to conduct an accurate count and to encourage West Palm Beach residents to participate in the census. 


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***


  • No public meetings scheduled.


  • 10:00 a.m.: City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)

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. 


Clematis Street 100 Block to Reopen on December 23rd

With the completion of Phase II of the Clematis Streetscape project, the newly renovated 100 block of North and South Clematis Street will open to traffic on Monday, December 23, 2019. The completion of Phase II allows the City’s nationally praised GreenMarket and its 90 vendors to return to its waterfront location at Centennial Square on January 4, 2020, for the completion of its 25th season.

Phase II of the project included streetscape improvements to the 100 and 200 blocks of Clematis Street. The 200 block was completed and reopened in November. The City completed Phase 1 of the project along the 300 block last year.

The Clematis Streetscape project is one of several joint projects between the City of West Palm Beach and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The project was designed with quality of life at the forefront and to ensure that the City’s downtown core evolves with the needs of residents, merchants, and visitors.

For more information on the Clematis Streetscape project, visit wpb.org/clematis, call 561-822-222, (TTY: 800-955-8771).


WPB TV Headlines


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