Mayor James Advocates in DC for West Palm Beach
On June 11, 2019, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James met with federal lawmakers and administrators in Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of the City of West Palm Beach.
Mayor held meetings with:
- Senator Rick Scott, Florida; Representative Lois Frankel, District 21;
- Staff in the Office of Representative Alcee Hastings, District 20;
- William Crozer, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office Intergovernmental Affairs;
- Morgan E. Bedan, Associate Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House;
- John E. Augustine, Director of the Office of Infrastructure, Finance and Innovation, U.S. Department of Transportation.
At these meetings, they discussed:
- Water quality and the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM);
- Transportation and the City’s BUILD grant application for federal funding for N. Broadway;
- And grant opportunities.
Mayor Keith A. James with William Crozer, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office Intergovernmental Affairs
Making the trip with Mayor on behalf of the City of West Palm Beach were Assistant City Administrator Scott D. Kelly and City Attorney Kimberly Rothenburg.
Mayor’s advocacy on behalf of the City is in line with his focus on creating a community of opportunity for all and a vision for West Palm Beach that is resident-driven. Mayor is committed to creating a customer friendly culture that focuses on neighborhood initiatives, regional collaboration and community partnerships.
City's Water Treatment Plant to Flush
Lines with Chlorine Starting July 15, 2019
Dear Valued Utilities Customer:
To maintain high water quality in the City’s water distribution system, the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat our drinking water. The City will use a somewhat stronger disinfection process to produce chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual from July 15 – August 2, 2019. The City will increase hydrant flushing during this time. This is a preventative maintenance process.
Customers served by the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects.
If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate.
Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice, as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tapwater.
Should you need more information on this temporary change in the water treatment process, please call the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department at (561) 822-2210.
The City of West Palm Beach drinking water continues to receive high marks from monitoring agencies. To view the City’s annual water quality reports, which inform you where your water comes from and what’s in it, please visit: wpb.org/WaterReport.
City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department
ICYMI:City Announces Plans for 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
City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings
The public is invited and encouraged to attend CWPB 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 24, 2019
- 10:00 a.m., Commission Workshop 1 RE: Budget, 10 Year Financial Plan and Capital Improvement Projects (Commision Chambers)
TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019
- 10:15 a.m., Selection Committee Meeting for RFP 18-19-213 - Parking Guidance System and Lighting Upgrades for Municipal Garages (City Center, 5th Floor Conference Room 519)
- 5:00 p.m., Historic Preservation Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019
- 9:00 a.m, Audit Committee Meeting (Flagler Gallery)
- 10:00 a.m., ECR Agenda Review Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)
- 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)
- 5:30 p.m., Education Advisory Committee (Mayors' Board Room)
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2019
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!
Gaines Park Community Center
Community Design Forum
You're invited to a Community Design Forum for the Gaines Park Community Center Renovation & Expansion! Come share your ideas and feedback! The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation and Department of Engineering will present the latest design for the expansion and renovations of the Gaines Park Community Center. The public is invited and welcome to share their ideas and input on the latest renderings. This will be the third public outreach meeting to discuss the project, and the designs to be presented will reflect the input of our community.
Gaines Park Community Center, 1501 N. Australian Ave.
Thursday, June 27, 2019; 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Department of Parks and Recreation, (561) 804-4960
Upgraded Tennis Center Building to Rise at South Olive Tennis Center
New tennis center to offer more amenities, achieve LEED Silver Certification
The City of West Palm Beach intends to replace the historic South Olive Tennis Center building with a new, larger facility featuring more amenities, such as larger locker rooms and more storage, for residents and guests. Nearly twice the size of the existing facility, the new center will achieve Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEAD) Silver Certification—a first for the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Construction of the new center is scheduled for late Summer 2019. The project is in Commission District 5. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Upgraded-Tennis-Center-Building-to-Rise-at-South-O
Public Invited to Pedal Party on June 29
Workshop to Demonstrate Two-Way Cycle Tracks
Saturday, June 29, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
South Flagler Drive, Costello Road and Forest Hill Boulevard
Residents and cyclists are invited to a ‘Pedal Party’ to participate in a two-way cycle track demonstration and workshop. Two-way cycle tracks are physically separated cycle tracks that allow bicycle movement in both directions on one side of the road.
Using temporary lanes constructed for the workshop, the Pedal Party will provide bicyclists with an opportunity to become familiar with a two-way cycle track proposed for South Flagler Drive, between Summa Street and Worth Court.
Also at the Pedal Party, SkyBike West Palm Beach will have bicycles available for use. The City’s Vision Zero team will offer safety information, helmets and giveaways. The workshop is sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, SkyBike and Connect WPB.
The proposed track is part of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP), which guides the creation of an efficient network of connected and convenient bicycle facilities that connect users of all ages to the places where they live, work, and play.
The benefits of two-way cycle tracks include:
- Dedicated and protected space for bicyclists by improving comfort and safety;
- Eliminates risk and fear of collisions with overtaking vehicles;
- More attractive to a wider range of bicyclists of all ages and performance levels;
- Fewer conflicts at driveways and street crossings;
- Two-way cycle tracks can increase bicycle ridership by 18 to 20 percent.
In line with the City’s Vision Zero initiative, cycle tracks provide safety benefits. According to a mobility safety study, fewer cyclists were hit or run over from behind or while turning when using two-way cycle tracks. The study also found two-way cycle tracks reduced conflicts between bicyclists and pedestrians boarding or deboarding buses.
For more information, please contact: City of West Palm Beach Engineering Outreach Coordinator Larry Ganns at (561) 822-1418.
Mayor Welcomes 30 Student Interns to City Hall
Students Gain Experience, Education through Summer Program
Mayor James and Kevin Jones, Coordinator of Community Initiatives, with Student Interns
West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James welcomed approximately 30 interns to City Hall. The interns are participants in the City’s summer internship program which provides job opportunities for young people who are eager to learn more about the inner workings of municipal government. The students attend high schools in West Palm Beach and have taken internship positions in several City departments including Engineering, Public Works, Law, Sustainability and more! TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mayor-James-Welcomes-30-Student-Interns-to-City-Ha.
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VIDEO: District Spotlight with District 5 Commissioner Christina Lambert
VIDEO: Rosemary Ave. Event Space Brings Fun to Historic Northwest
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)
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
Through August 31
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Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
The Northwood Village Summerlicious culinary celebration will take place Through 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 fix 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
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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