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INSIDER Newsletter (6/16/2019)

June 22, 2019

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Mayor Keith A. James, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw Announce Operation First 48

WPBPD, PBSO join more than a dozen partner agencies to make our city, county safer

 

VIDEO: Press Conference: Mayor James Helps Lead Violent Crimes Task Force

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West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and West Palm Beach Police Chief Frank Adderley joined Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg, and representatives from more than a dozen assisting local and federal agencies in announcing Operation First 48, a multiagency task force designed to reduce violent crime in the City of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, and surrounding communities. Mayor James and Sheriff Bradshaw made the announcement at a press conference at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO) on June 13, 2019.

 

Partner or assisting agencies include the Riviera Beach Police Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Attorney’s Office; U.S. Marshall’s Office; U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and several assisting agencies in Palm Beach County. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mayor-Keith-A-James,-Sheriff-Ric-Bradshaw-Announce.

 

Community Budget Meetings Announced

Community engagement meetings to help define priorities, shape City’s FY 2020 Budget

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and City Commissioners will hold a series of budget engagement meetings with the community to ensure the City’s FY 2020 budget meets the needs of our diverse neighborhoods. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend! The schedule and locations for the Community Budget Meetings are: 

  • July 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; Fire Station #3, 5050 Broadway (District 1)
  • July 23, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; Fire Station #5, 700 N. Congress (District 2)
  • July 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; City Hall, Flagler Gallery (District 3)
  • July 30, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; Fire Station #7, 8007 Okeechobee Boulevard (District 4)
  • August 1, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; U.B. Kinsey Community Center, 720 8th Street (District 3)
  • August 6, 2019, 6:00 p.m.; South Olive Center, 345 Summa St. (District 5)

The City of West Palm Beach begins the 2020 fiscal year on October 1, 2019. The Mayor is responsible for preparing an annual expense and capital budget, which is submitted to the City Commission for its review and approval. TO READ ABOUT THE CITY'S BUDGET PROCESS AND FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/City-of-West-Palm-Beach-Announces-Community-Bu-(1).

 

Mayor Addresses PBC BOCC

 

On June 4, 2019, Mayor James addressed the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners and invited Commissioners to join him in a new era of collaboration and cooperation between the City and the County. 

To watch video of Mayor's remarks, courtesy of Palm Beach County, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB6T_nJHlfc.

 

City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the City's public meetings.

 

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

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m. Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings (Commission Chambers)
  • 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 Street)  
  • 5:00 p.m., Art in Public Places Committee Reviews Short-listed, Artists for Frame Your Neighborhood (Mayors' Board Room) 
  • 5:30 p.m., Mayor’s Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (Flagler Gallery)

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

  • 2:00 p.m., Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (Commission Chambers)

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

  • No Meetings

 

City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions

 

For a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by City Commission during the June 3, 2019 City Commission meeting,

please visit:http://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-06-03-2019/06032019-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;.

 

Hurricane Preparedness

 

Stay prepared this hurricane season with the City's annual hurricane preparedness information flyer.

Click here to learn about 72-hour storm survival kit preparation, evacuation routes, and more! Click on the image above to view important hurricane information!

 

 

City of West Palm Beach Announces Plans for Annual 4th on Flagler

 

 

Nearly 100,000 guests of all ages are expected to show up at the City of West Palm Beach’s 31st annual 4th on Flagler celebration - many dressed in red, white and blue – and all looking forward to the time when the fireworks go ‘boom.’ The Independence Day celebration is one of the largest free events in South Florida. The event takes place along Flagler Drive from Banyan Boulevard south to Fern Street from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, and includes free live music, plenty of food and drink options – including a craft beer garden, larger-than-life games, children’s activities, the annual Military Honor Ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks show igniting over the Intracoastal Waterway. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. FOR FULL DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/RED,-WHITE,-BLUE-AND-BOOM

 

 

WPB CRA, American Legion Post 199

Host Ribbon Cutting 

Pictured (l-r):  Commissioner Richard Ryles, Andrea Peppers, Armando Fana,  Genia Baker, Robert Miller , Marla Andrews, Jon Ward, Commission President Christina Lambert, and Jennifer Ferriol.

 

The American Legion Post 199, located in West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwest District, hosted a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting of the local veterans organization.  The West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, which houses its community Green Team in the building, completed interior renovations and upgrades to the community room, bathroom, kitchen, and office space that will enable the American Legion to continue to serve the community.  

 

'Teens Unite' Summer Series Announced

The City of West Palm Beach has launched the 2019 Teens Unite Series! -- a free series of summer events for youth ages 12 to 18. The program was created in collaboration with several youth development programs and community centers in the north end of the city. The events will feature free social activities, such as music and dancing, pool parties, video games, creative workshops, movies, basketball, a talent showcase, and more! Teens Unite will take place every Saturday through July 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MAYOR%E2%80%99S-VILLAGE-INITIATIVE-LAUNCHES-2019-TEENS-UNI.

 

Calling all Birders and Ornithologists!

New Technology at Grassy Waters Preserve Links ‘Citizen Scientists’ to Bird Network

Thanks to IBIS Charities Foundation and Grassy Waters Conservancy, Grassy Waters Preserve Visitors Enjoy e-bird Trail Tracker Kiosk

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach offers more than 20-square miles of wetlands, home to 120 species of birds including Snail Kites, Glossy and White Ibises, Limpkins, Bald Eagles and more! Now, birders and ornithologists have another resource with which to observe and appreciate the Preserve’s birds: the e-Bird Trail Tracker Kiosk.

 

Located inside the Preserve’s Nature Center at 8264 Northlake Boulevard, the kiosk lets visitors:

  • Find bird sightings at the location;
  • View photos, audio, and life histories;
  • Record their own bird observations;
  • Get sightings at other locations;
  • View websites, cams, and area attractions.

TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT:https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/New-Technology-at-Grassy-Waters-Preserve-Links-%E2%80%98Ci.

 

 

Road & Docks Closures Update

For the Week of June 15, 2019

 

For information about weekly road and dock closures in our City, please visit: 

https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-JUNE-16,-2019.

 

WPB-TV HEADLINES

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VIDEO: District Spotlight with District 4 Commissioner Joe Peduzzi

 

VIDEO: 'What's Up West Palm' for Week of June 10, 2019

 

VIDEO: Hero City Workers Receive WPB Mayor's STAR Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORIC NORTHWEST & NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

JUNE CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

4th Friday on 4th Street – Nonprofit Showcase

Friday, June 28

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

600 4th Street, West Palm Beach (corner of Rosemary Ave. and 4th Street)

FREE

This free, interactive event celebrates the Historic Northwest District including contributions made by local business owners.  Residents and professionals can network to grow and promote their careers and businesses, while enjoying live entertainment, tasting local food vendors, and shopping locally.  This month join us for a unique Nonprofit Showcase and meet the representatives of local nonprofit organizations, discover what they do, how to obtain services from them, how to participate in programs, and how to volunteer.  Event goers can also enjoy a high-energy performance by The Memory Lane Band that will keep them on their feet.  This event is a part of the ongoing Heart & Soul series in the Historic Northwest District, celebrating one of West Palm Beach’s first and oldest neighborhoods, and part of City’s iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise.  For more information, visit www.PNBAnetwork.org.

 

 

Northwood Village Summerlicious

June 1 – August 31
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Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

The Northwood Village Summerlicious culinary celebration will take place June 1 – August 31
and offers great prices with a selection of prix fixe menus for dining at some of Northwood Village’s most popular eateries.  Patrons can enjoy prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner ranging from $15 to $30 with options from fast casual to fine dining (alcohol, tax, and gratuity are not included).  Plus don’t forget to visit the unique shops that will offer special deals and discounts.  For more information and a list of participating merchants, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage.

Art Night Out – iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise

Friday, June 28

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Northwood Road, West Palm Beach

FREE

Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road to enjoy local artists, streetside vendors and live entertainment.  This hidden jewel in West Palm Beach offers residents and visitors a respite from the ordinary and a refreshing, unique hub for art and culture.  Plus shop at the unique boutiques and studios, dine at some of the area’s best restaurants, experience live street-side music and more.  This month guests see all of the decorated construction cones by Northwood Village merchants, part of the city’s iCONE-ic Summer in Paradise, and vote for their favorites.  Pick up a voting card at the blue tent on Northwood Rd. & Spruce Ave., then explore the Village and look for the artsy construction cones for your chance to win cool prizes.  Also, enjoy live music with the David and Dow Duo and Summerlicious dining deals at participating restaurants and shops.  For more information, visit facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage or call 561-822-1550.

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

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Popular City of West Palm Beach Links

 

City Events: http://wpb.org/Departments/Waterfront/Community-Events

 

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard:

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Citywide Projects List Information Portal:

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Capital Improvement Projects Database: http://gis.wpb.org/cipstorymap/

 

City Commission, CRA Meetings, Agendas: http://wpb.org/Meetings-Events/City-Commission-Meeting-Agendas

 

City Job Opportunities: http://wpb.org/Departments/Human-Resources/Home/I-want-to-work-for-the-City-of-West-Palm-Beach

 

Utility Bill Payments: http://wpb.org/utilities/paying-your-utility-bill/

 

Road Closures Updates: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Road-Closure-Updates

 

WPB-TV Live: http://wpb.org/News-Video/Live-Video-Ch-18

 

WPB-TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WestPalmTV

 

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/Departments/Library/Overview

 

Grassy Waters Preserve of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/grassywaters/

 

Public Works Request for Service: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Public-Works-Forms.

 

Volunteer Opportunities: http://wpb.org/volunteer

 

Vickers House of West Palm Beach: http://wpb.org/vickers

 

City Clerk: http://wpb.org/Departments/City-Clerk/Office-of-the-City-Clerk

 

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