City of West Palm Beach Recent Policy Actions
Below is a summary of some of the approvals and decisions made by the City Commission at a meeting on Monday, June 29, 2020. To watch meetings live or to watch recorded meetings on-demand, please visit: https://www.wpb.org/government/communications/wpb-tv18/watch-wpb-tv18-live or https://www.wpb.org/government/communications/wpb-tv18/watch-the-latest-city-commission-meeting
- Approved a Smart Loading Zone Pilot Program with Coord to evaluate the management of commercial flex zones/loading areas in the Rosemary Square vicinity. The Smart Loading Zone Pilot Program leverages technology to provide fleet drivers with the information and incentives to load in locations where it is permitted. In these programs, loading space is designated a “smart loading zone” and dedicated for use by participating commercial vehicles. During the pilot period, the City will determine rules and regulations for the flex zones, such as which categories of commercial drivers may use zones, time limits, and prices.
- Approved ratifying the submittal of a grant application to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $561,332.68 in funding to develop "Healthy Streets" designs and policies along with Florida Atlantic University. If the City is successful in being awarded the RWJF grant, work will focus on transportation, health, water management, and equity in the northeast area neighborhoods located between Banyan Boulevard and 59th Street.
- Approved ratifying the submittal of a grant application to the Department of Economic Opportunity for a grant of $40,000 under the Community Planning Technical Assistance Funding Program. CPTA grants provide counties, municipalities and regional planning councils the opportunity to create innovative plans and development strategies to promote a diverse economy, vibrant rural and suburban areas and meet the requirements of the Community Planning Act.
- Approved acceptance of a grant of $69,700 from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to assist with the costs of complying with the federal mandates regarding Uniform Crime Report and other data submissions.
- Approved Underground Facilities Conversion Agreements with FPL at 202 N. Sapodilla Avenue, as part of the Banyan Boulevard Complete Street project. In order to proceed with the installation, the City must enter into an agreement with FPL for the conversion of the underground facilities.
For a complete list of the approvals and decisions made at the June 29, 2020 City Commission Meeting, please click here to view the pass/fail agenda.