**City Commission & CRA Meeting Agendas | CLICK HERE**
Census 2020: Make sure YOU count! | CLICK HERE**
PBTPA Votes to Remove SR 7 Extension from Long-Range Transportation Plan

Vote Signals Win for Local Municipalities and Grassy Waters Preserve Protection

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Scheduled road and dock closures around the City of West Palm Beach.

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INSIDER Newsletter (7/28/2019)
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Insider Newsletter

July 28, 2019


West Palm Beach Seeks Citizen Input on Proposed Fire Assessment Rates

City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James and City Commissioners want to hear from you! The City is seeking public input on proposed fire assessment rates. Approved in 2008, the annual recurring Fire Services special assessment program provides a dedicated, stable source of funding for fire services, excluding emergency medical services. The assessment is used to fund all aspects of the City’s fire service program, including paid firefighters, related facilities such as new fire stations and a training facility, apparatus, equipment and programs.

A public hearing to receive and consider comments from the public is scheduled for August 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, located at 401 Clematis Street. The public is encouraged to attend and participate!

Learn more: https://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/West-Palm-Beach-Seeks-Citizen-Input-on-Proposed-Fi


Mandel Public Library of WPB Offers FREE Services to Help Students Succeed

Children working with instructors at Mandel Public Library

Homework help is at Mandel Public Library, and it’s free! Kids and teens can receive a variety of free programs, tools and resources to help them succeed in school at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, including free homework help, free digital resources, free after-school activities, plus free school supplies. Learn what programs are available here: https://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/Mandel-Public-Library-Offers-Kids-Teens-FREE-Servi


We Want YOUR Thoughts on a Better City Web Site

We're building a new, state-of-the-art website for the city of West Palm Beach, and we want your opinion on how to make it work best for you. Please take this short survey and tell us what you want to see on the new WPB.org site! Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7WNRFG


OEBO Workshop Sign Up

Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach County, Solid Waste Authority, the South Florida Water Management District and the City of West Palm Beach have come together to offer a workshop on Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the SFWMD headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach 33406. Don’t miss this event. Register now: http://survey.pbcgov.com/s3/OEBO-Get-Certified This will assist you in filling out the forms.  



City of West Palm Beach Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019

  • 3:30 P.M., Special CRA Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:00 P.M., City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019

  • 6:00 P.M., Community Workshop RE: budget (Fire Station #7, 8011 Okeechobee Blvd.)


  • 5:30 P.M., Mayor's Meeting with South End Neighborhoods (Flagler Gallery)


  • 1:30 P.M., Zoning Board of Appeals (Commission Chambers)
  • 1:30 P.M., WPB Firefighters Pension Fund (Fire Station #1, 500 N. Dixie Hwy.)
  • 6:00 P.M., Community Workshop Re: Budget (U.B. Kinsey Community Center, 720 8th St)


  • 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 latest meeting held July 15, 2019, please visit: https://wpb.org/getattachment/Meetings-Events/Meetings/City-Administration/City-Commission-Meeting-7-15-19/07152019-SPECIAL-CC-PASS-FAIL.pdf;


We want to know what YOU think about the proposed City Budget!


Where does the City get its money, and how are my tax dollars being spent? Budget decisions are based on a number of things: the City’s long-range plans, local data, future forecasts and—most importantly—feedback from our citizens.

What would you like to see in the City budget? Email the City's Budget Office at mybudgetinput@wpb.org. 


Learn how 9-1-1 works for you!

West Palm Beach business owners and residents are invited to learn how the City's 911 works during a special presentation to be made at Police Headquarters at 600 Banyan Blvd. You'll learn how the system helps to save lives and get to ask your own questions of the experts. It takes place July 31 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 PM. Please reserve your spot by email to: WPBPDsupers@wbp.org


Mandel Library August Highlights:


NEW               DIY Podcasting, Mixing & More

Aug. 7 & 14    Zoom Zoom Fired Up for Safety (preschoolers)

Aug. 9             Friday with the Friend Books Club: At the Existentialist Café

Aug. 10 & 31  FREE Digital Headshot Photo Shoot

Aug. 13 & 27  Career Strategy Coaching and Networking (CSCN) for Job Seekers

Aug. 13           Kids & Teen Afterschool Homework Centers begin

Aug. 13-15      Kids & Teen Homework Center Meet & Greet with School Supplies Giveaway

Aug. 14           Comic Book & Pop Culture Club

Aug. 20           The Art of Interviewing

Aug. 21           Millennials Ruin Book Club at SubCulture Coffee

Aug. 22           Get That Job Workshop

Aug. 24           TEEN Philanthropy Tank Application Workshop

Learn more about events here: https://wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-for-AUGUST-2019


We want YOUR West Palm Beach Photos!

We love to share our beautiful City on Social Media! This great photo from a daybreak dog walk was taken by Pasquale Stellato and reshared on the City's Instagram account. We want your favorite photos from around town! Email them to gmarcelo@wpb.org or simply tag us @westpalmbch or #westpalmbeach.




VIDEO: Clematis Streetscape Project Making Good Progress


VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (July 22, 2019)


VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (July 22, 2019): The Sunset Lounge GMP Construction Cost


VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (July 22, 2019): Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


VIDEO: Mayor / Commission Work Session (July 22, 2019): Emergency Management Training and Process


VIDEO: Mayor's Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (July 17, 2019)


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!


Road & Docks Closures

Update For the Week of July 28, 2019

 For information about weekly CWPB road and dock closures, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/ROAD-DOCK-CLOSURES-UPDATE-WEEK-OF-JULY-28,-2019





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Sign up for WPB emergency alerts on Code Red!

Report a pothole in WPB, fix issues on SeeClickFix!

Pay for on/off-street parking from your mobile device with ParkMobile!



Popular City of West Palm Beach Links


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

West Palm Working Performance Dashboard: http://westpalmbeach.clearpointstrategy.com/

Citywide Projects List Information Portal: http://wpbgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=5d86c10d29764a7b808101c4ab8631b8

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

Visiting West Palm Beach? Explore what we have to offer by visiting, here: https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/explore-cities/west-palm-beach



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