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INSIDER Newsletter (4/21/2019)

APRIL 20, 2019





Mayor James Offers Easter & Passover Wishes

VIDEO:  Mayor James:  Easter and Passover Wishes

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Mayor Keith A. James Announces

Transition Team Committee

Mayor James brings together a diverse group of residents, leaders and experts to provide policy recommendations, ideas and goals for the city


West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James announces the establishment of the Mayor’s Transition Team Committee, a group of local residents, community leaders, and experts who have volunteered their time to work with Mayor James and City staff over the next 100 days to review City policies and goals and then make recommendations on how to tackle critical issues to improve the City of West Palm Beach.


Chaired by Don Kiselewski, Florida Power & Light executive and Former Chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, the Mayor’s Transition Team Committee consists of eight policy committees: Arts, Culture, Education and Recreation; Economic Development & Jobs; Environment & Sustainability; Government Efficiency, Budget & Taxes; Homelessness; Neighborhoods First; Public Safety; Transportation, Mobility and Transit.


The Transition Team Committee members were selected by Mayor James based on their experience, diversity of ideas, and ability to fulfill leadership needs.


The Mayor’s Transition Team goals include:

  • Producing a concise report within 100 days that outlines opportunities, strategies, policies and priorities within eight key focus areas that will launch the success of the Mayor Keith A. James Administration;
  • Providing Mayor James with a list of recommendations for immediate consideration and potential implementation within the first 100 days;
  • Identifying ‘near term’ (prior to December 31, 2020) and ‘long-term’ (2021 and beyond) opportunities, strategies, policies and priorities;
  • Utilizing the best information, community resources and staff input to make recommendations.

“I am focused on listening to our community and ensuring we have a diversity of ideas and experiences to help guide our city forward,” said Mayor James. “I am thankful to Chair Don Kiselewski and to the Transition Team Committee members for their service and commitment to our City. I trust they will take my vision, look at additional opportunities and provide valuable input and recommendations as we work together towards our shared goal: to make our City even better.”


“This will be a big undertaking, and it’s the first of its kind in the City at this scale and scope. Mayor James has assembled the best and brightest in their fields, and we are ready to get to work. Our objective is clear, and we plan to deliver concise recommendations, strategies, and policy ideas that will position West Palm Beach for success,” said Kiselewski.


The Mayor’s Transition Team will first meet during the week of April 29, 2019 and then meet monthly through July.  The Transition Team will meet with the Mayor, city staff and outside subject matter experts to develop their recommendations.  Each member of the Transition Team is volunteering their time, experience and expertise. TO READ THE COMPLETE LIST OF TRANSITION TEAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mayor-Keith-A-James-Announces-Transition-Team-Comm




You and your family are invited to the Giant Egg Hunt & Spring Fling Brunch hosted by the City of West Palm Beach. Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Howard Park Community Center located at 1302 Parker Avenue. The Giant Egg Hunt, a FREE family favorite, starts promptly at 10 a.m. Arrive early, so children are in place and ready to go! Brunch will immediately follow the egg hung, and the cost for the all-you-can-eat buffet with Peter Cottontail is $5 for adults, $3 for children.


WPB Mayor Keith James Delivers Remarks at One West Palm Groundbreaking

Mayor: Project Fulfills Need for More Class-A Office Space, Making WPB More Attractive to Business



West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James joined developer Jeff Greene and other dignitaries in breaking ground for One West Palm, the first Class-A office tower to be built in the City of West Palm Beach in more than a decade. Located at 550 Quadrille, the project is expected to bring to our City 200,000 sq. ft. of Class-A office space, 200 hotel suites, 325 luxury apartments, 25,000 square feet of meeting space, 15,000 square feet of retail space, a spa, theater and indoor tennis courts. The project team includes locally-based contractor KAST Construction and award-winning Arquitectonica Architects.


“With more Class-A office space now under development, this project will help transform downtown into a desirable office destination for leading companies throughout the U.S.,” said Mayor James. “One West Palm helps ensure our City’s future, its ongoing vibrancy, and future opportunities for our residents, visitors, and businesses.”


The City of West Palm Beach is one of the South Florida region’s most dynamic and ever-growing metropolitan areas. West Palm Beach was named by INC Magazine as one of the top 25 cities in America in which to do business. 


“I do believe this represents an opportunity for the future,” said Mayor James. “At West Palm Beach, we are creating a community of opportunity for all, and this project opens up a world of possibilities for our residents, especially in job creation.” 


TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/WPB-Mayor-Keith-James-Delivers-Remarks-at-One-West.


CWPB Offers Yard Waste Amnesty Days for Advance Hurricane Season Preparation

Yard Waste Amnesty Days allow residential customers to place large amounts of vegetation waste for weekly pickup at no charge.



In preparation for the 2019 hurricane season, this year’s City of West Palm Beach Yard Waste Amnesty Days will start April 22, 2019 and continue through May 31, 2019. Yard Waste Amnesty Days allow residential customers to place large or unlimited amounts of vegetation waste out for weekly pickup at no charge. The effort occurs annually during a set period of time to encourage residents to prepare for hurricane season.


The waste is placed at curbside in front of their residence, and there is no size restriction on the pile. The pickup occurs on their regularly scheduled yard waste day. Normally, a yard waste pickup exceeding 10-cubic yards would result in an additional service charge to the resident, but during Yard Waste Amnesty Days the fee is waived. The result is a comprehensive citywide cleanup effort of yard debris prior to hurricane season.


To take advantage of Yard Waste Amnesty Days, please follow the City’s regular yard/bulk rules (with the exception of size):

  • Place your yard waste at curbside no earlier than 6:00 p.m. on the night before your regular yard waste pickup day.
  • Make sure that your yard waste is contained in only one pile in front of your house.
  • Place grass cuttings, small trimmings and leaves in plastic bags.
  • Cut tree limbs and branches into lengths no longer than four ft.
  • Cut tree trunks and stumps into sections no longer than four ft. and no larger than 12 in. in diameter.
  • Do not mix yard waste with any other type of debris.

As always, remember to practice gardening safety and injury prevention!


Of note, Yard Waste Amnesty Days do not apply to commercial properties or landscape contractors.


For more information, please contact the Department of Public Works Sanitation Division at (561) 822-2075. 


City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions


For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the April 8, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit: http://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-04-08-2019/04082019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;


City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings


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



MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

  • 5:00 P.M., City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)


  • 10:00 A.M., WPB General Employees Pension Fund (City Center 3rd Floor, Human Resources Dept. Training Room)  
  • 5:00 P.M., Historic Preservation Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)


  • No Meetings


  • 10:00 A.M., ECR Agenda Review Board Meeting (City Hall, 4th Floor, Public Utilities Conference Room)   
  • 5:30 P.M., Education Advisory Committee (City Hall, Mayors' Board Room)  

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

  • 8:00 A.M., CRAAB (Fire Station No. 3, 5050 Broadway) 


Insider Headlines


Road and Dock Closures Update: Week of April 21, 2019: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-FOR-THE-WEEK-OF-APRIL-21,-2019


The City of West Palm Beach offers a state-of-the-art Assistive Listening System (ALS) in City Commission Chambers and Flagler Gallery For more information, please visit: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Assistive-Listening-Device-System-at-CWPB-Public-M


ICYMI: Mayor James Calls for Fair, Affordable Housing: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/West-Palm-Beach-Mayor-Keith-James-Calls-for-Fair,


WPB Named 2nd Best City in Nation for LGBTQ Retirement: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/West-Palm-Beach-Named-2nd-Best-City-in-U-S-for-LGB


UPDATE: Currie Park Boat Ramps Progress


We're putting the finishing touches on the Currie Park Boat Ramps. We anticipate reopening the ramps prior to Memorial Day, a wonderful way to kick off Summer boating fun!



The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation announces it is now accepting summer camp registrations. The “CityFun” summer camp offers a variety of programs for everyone, every interest, and at five different locations. Sports and specialty camps include sailing, skateboarding, dance and cheer, fishing and swim lessons.


There are camps for preschoolers, teens, and a counselor-in-training program. Multi-child discounts are available for City residents, and Palm Beach County Scholarship and ELC is accepted.


For more information or to register, call (561) 804-4900 or utilize the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department Online Registration System at http://www.wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Program-Registration-Search





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VIDEO: Mayor Keith James: In His Own Words



VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (April 15, 2019)


VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (April 15, 2019):

Workforce Development Programs


VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (April 15, 2019):

Smart Cities Project


VIDEO: Mayor/Commission Work Session (April 15, 2019):

South Olive Tennis Center



Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach



April 1-30        FINE FORGIVENESS – Bring a current ID and any overdue materials and we’ll remove ALL fines!

Mondays            Money Smart Series presented by Capital One

Apr. 24         Leslie Gray Streeter Presents:  The Power of the Idea

Apr. 25         Kids Can Cook interactive class

Apr. 27         Mock SAT Exam for teens presented by Path to College Fellowship

May 5
                Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with México Mágico – Folkloric Dance
May 8
                Mommy-and-Me Makeover with Latin Beauty Academy
May 9
                Stroke Awareness Lecture & Screenings with St. Mary’s Medical Center
May 11
               Franchising: A Business Strategy for Creating Wealth with SCORE
May 14 & 18
    VolunTeen Orientation – Teens can volunteer at the library this summer for service hours
May 15
            Millennials Ruin Book Club at Subculture Coffee
May 18 & 28 Free Digital Headshot Photos
May 23
            Last Day for Homework Centers before summer break
May 25
$5 per person or $15 per family (5 max per family), ages 4 & under are free
May 27
            CLOSED for Memorial Day


To see a full list of Mandel Public Library's April events, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-APRIL-2019.







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