The City of West Palm Beach
Releases Strategic Plan Updates
The City of West Palm Beach has updated its strategic plan, which may be viewed online or in the Mandel Public Library of the City of West Palm Beach located at 411 Clematis Street (4th floor reference desk).
The City of West Palm Beach Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 has six major elements. They include the City’s vision, mission, values and strategic pillars for success which were developed by Mayor and City Commissioners and which set direction for City staff. The strategic pillars for success include:
- Built environment;
- Climate and energy;
- Education, arts and community;
- Economy and jobs;
- Equity and empowerment;
- Health and safety;
- Natural systems.
Elements of the strategic plan also include initiatives and key performance indicators.
“Our residents and community are critical to the development of the City’s strategic plan,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “Their input and priorities have been incorporated into this plan, and throughout the next fiscal year, staff will monitor the plan’s implementation and report back to residents about what has been achieved.”
TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/CITY-OF-WEST-PALM-BEACH-RELEASES-STRATEGIC-PLAN-UP
City Achieves Favorable
Okeechobee Business District Ruling
On December 26th, the City of West Palm Beach achieved a favorable ruling in the establishment of the Okeechobee Business District (OBD), which was created to promote economic growth, incentivize Class-A office space, and enhance a safe and active pedestrian environment. To view Mayor Muoio's press conference about this very positive development and what it will mean for residents, businesses and stakeholders, click on the image below to watch the video.
VIDEO: Mayor Muoio Press Conference: 12/27/2018
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The OBD & WPB’s Future Mobility Network
Special to the Insider Newsletter
Assistant City Administrator Scott Kelly
Asst. City Administrator Scott Kelly
The Okeechobee corridor serves as the central business district of downtown West Palm Beach. After an extensive planning effort, the City recently adopted an amendment to its comprehensive plan and zoning and land development regulations to establish a new district known as the Okeechobee Business District (OBD). The purpose of this district is to promote economic growth, incentivize Class-A office space, and enhance a safe and active pedestrian environment.
The OBD is one element of the City’s overall vision to attract Class-A office space to the economic center of downtown. The OBD is the bridge between the northern and southern sections of our city with enhanced pedestrian crossings and ample, open public spaces. These elements help to create a sustainable, efficient, safe and equitable transportation system in our downtown.
To create this district, the City was required to amend its Comprehensive Plan. This process was extensive and required a public hearing process, a finding by the City Commission that the amendment is supported by facts and testimony consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, and, finally, a State review to ensure that the amendment complies with State Law. TO CONTINUE READING, PLEASE VISIT: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/THE-OBD-WPB-S-FUTURE-MOBILITY-NETWORK
City Hall, Library & Sanitation Schedules
The City of West Palm Beach City Hall and Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach will be closed on January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day. City Hall and the library will reopen on January 2, 2019. (The library will also close early, at 5:00 p.m. on December 31, 2018). In observance of the holiday, there will be no sanitation service on January 1, 2019. Residential garbage and recycling will resume on the next scheduled service day. Bulk/yard and commercial divisions will be one day behind regular schedule during the week. Happy New Year to all!
City of West Palm Beach
2019 Holiday Sanitation Schedule
The City of West Palm Beach has released the 2019 Holiday Sanitation Schedule.
Regular sanitation service will be provided on the following holidays:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2019
- President’s Day – February 18, 2019
- Memorial Day – May 27, 2019
- Independence Day – July 4, 2019
- Labor Day – September 2, 2019
- Columbus Day – October 14, 2019
- Veterans Day – November 11, 2019
There will be no sanitation service on the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day - January 1, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning January 4, 2019. Recycling will be on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions will be one day behind regular schedule during that week.
- Thanksgiving Day – November 28, 2019: Residential garage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning December 2, 2019. Recycling will resume on December 5, 2019. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions will be one day behind regular schedule during that week.
- Christmas Day – December 25, 2019: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning December 28, 2019. Recycling will resume on January 1, 2020. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions will be one day behind regular schedule during that week.
- New Year’s Day – January 1, 2020: Residential garbage will resume on your next scheduled service day beginning January 4, 2020. Recycling will be on normal schedule. Bulk/Yard and Commercial Divisions will be one day behind regular schedule during that week.
Did you know you can submit a request for service online? To submit a request for service for a new container, report lost/stolen container, sanitation work request, pick-up request, service for person with a disability, street lighting/maintenance, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Public-Works/Public-Works-Forms. To contact, the Sanitation Division, please call (561) 822-2075 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of West Palm Beach Announces
2019 Neighborhood Meetings Schedule
The City of West Palm Beach announces the dates for 2019 Neighborhood Meetings with the Mayor. These meetings, facilitated by the City, are an important way for neighborhoods to learn updates specific to their community, to strengthen ties between neighborhoods and the City, and for the public to communicate ideas that can help shape City policy.
The meetings will be held in the Flagler Gallery at City Hall at 401 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. Representatives from City departments will be on hand to answer questions previously submitted by neighborhood association presidents for discussion as agenda items. Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change:
Western Neighborhoods Meetings: All meetings start at 4:30PM in the Flagler Gallery.
South End Neighborhoods Meetings: All meetings start at 5:30PM in the Flagler Gallery.
North End Neighborhoods Meetings: All meetings start at 5:30PM in the Flagler Gallery.
Items requested for placement on the agenda must be submitted via email one week prior to the scheduled meeting. Emails should be submitted to West Palm Beach Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jose Tagle at email@example.com in the Office of Mayor Jeri Muoio. For additional information, including emailed updates about the meetings or schedule changes, please email Mr. Tagle or call (561) 822-1412.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Historic Peppers House Renovations
VIDEO: Ceremony Celebrates Historic Peppers House Renovations
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Mayor Muoio and the City of West Palm Beach recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate renovations of the property known as the Inez Peppers Lovett house which was built in the 1930's located in the Coleman Park neighborhood. The site is associated with the pioneering African American Peppers family and their daughter, Inez Peppers Lovett, who settled in the area before the 20th century. The project, located at 729 20th Street, is another example of the City's efforts to preserve historic structure and attract homeownership to our City, particularly in Coleman Park.
SAVE THE DATE!
Mayor Jeri Muoio to Deliver
2019 State of the City Address
Join us! In her final State of the City Address, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio will reflect on the City’s accomplishments and make several key announcements on priorities to keep West Palm Beach a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and safe world-class city. Mayor will deliver the address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Mayor's State of the City will be held at the PBC Convention Center on Thursday, January 24, 2019. For registration information, please visit: https://palmbeaches.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/25573 or contact Marissa Kosiec: (561) 833-3711, x. 231; firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH
January Highlights: ALL FREE!
Lots of fun fitness classes for your New Year’s Resolutions – Yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, Belly Dancing, Full Body Workouts and more!
Jan. 4 Friday Night Jazz: Susan Merritt & the Mandel All-Stars
Jan. 10 Introduction to Therapeutic Mindful Meditation, 4-week series
Jan. 12 Piano Concert Performance: Catherine Lan & Tao Lin
Jan. 14 Career Online High School Orientation
Jan. 16 NEW PROGRAM! Millennials Ruin Book Club
Jan. 19 Con Brio String Quartet Concert
Plus Winter Break activities for kids and teens, and Homework Centers reopen Jan. 8. To view the complete January calendar for the libary, please visit: http://www.wpb.org/News-Video/Archive-News/MANDEL-PUBLIC-LIBRARY-EVENTS-FOR-JANUARY-2019
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