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The Honorable Keith James 2020 "State of the City" Address


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Mayor Keith A. James Announces “300 in 3” Vision for Workforce/Affordable Housing Units

In line with Mayor’s vision of working to create a ‘Community of Opportunity for All,’ new initiative aims to create 300 workforce/affordable housing units in the City in three years.

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Mayor James, WPB Launch ‘Neighborhoods First: Operation Clean Streets’

Reclaiming neighborhoods for residents, initiative targets illegal dumping, offers cash reward for tips

As a part of his signature ‘Neighborhoods First Initiative’, West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James announced the launch of ‘Operation Clean Streets’ to curb illegal dumping in our neighborhoods through education, enforcement and prevention.

Operation Clean Streets aims to improve the quality of life for West Palm Beach residents by eliminating environmental hazards and waste that have been illegally disposed. These items may include landscaping and construction debris, household materials (sofas, mattresses and old furniture), and abandoned vehicles.

As a part of Operation Clean Streets, the City has created a dedicated illegal dumping task force made up of environmental compliance, City code enforcement, and local, county and state law enforcement professionals. The task force will work to:

  • Aggressively enforce illegal dumping laws;
  • Identify, tag and remove abandoned vehicles from City streets;
  • Prosecute violators. 

“Operation Clean Streets is one of the ways we are working to put our neighborhoods first,” said Mayor James. “Operation Clean Streets aims to improve the quality of life for residents residing in all parts of our city. Residents will see results over time. If anyone is going to illegally dump in our city, we’re going after them, and we’ll hold them accountable. Illegal dumping will not be tolerated in the City of West Palm Beach.”

The City invites residents and business owners to participate in Operation Clean Streets. Individuals reporting acts of illegal dumping may be eligible for a $100 reward. To report incidents of illegal dumping that have already occurred, residents are asked to call (561) 822-2222. To report incidents of illegal dumping in progress, please call 911 or West Palm Beach Police Officer Momirovich at (561) 822-1900. Tipsters who provide a photo/video of the vehicle, its tag, and the person dumping may be eligible for the reward. The tipster must provide their name and phone number to claim the reward. This information will be kept confidential.


City Hall Closure

West Palm Beach City Hall will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day. Regular sanitation services will be provided. City Hall will reopen on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.




Initiative will create a sustainable food source within urban landscape

The City of West Palm Beach will hold a hands-on planting event October 26th to establish the city’s first food forest. “Food forests” are carefully planned and planted public areas that provide edible products for the surrounding community.

The event will happen in the Northwest neighborhood at 1400 Henrietta Ave., adjacent to Henrietta Bridge Farm, from 9 am to 12 pm. Henrietta Bridge Farm grows healthy vegetables for local businesses and residents.

“Food forests are growing in many communities across the nation,” said Michael Rittenhouse, Sustainability Program Coordinator for The City of West Palm Beach. “Well maintained spaces that provide fresh, nutritious foods are also a gathering place for education and socialization for those who live nearby.”

The Food Forest at Henrietta Bridge Farm will also be a space for quarterly education programs and events.

The idea of a community food forest is not new. First launched in North Carolina in 1997, the number of food forests designed in public spaces grew to over 70 in 2018. West Palm Beach is perfect for such a program, since its climate offers a long, productive growing season.


Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend public meetings. 

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



  • City Hall Closed


  • 10:00 a.m., Mayor/Commission Work Session (Flagler Gallery)
  • 10:30 a.m., Coleman Park Task Force Meeting (City Hall, 2nd Floor Planning Division Open Area)
  • 12:00 p.m., Library Advisory Board Meeting (411 Clematis St., 3rd Floor)
  • 4:00 p.m., Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee (City Center, 3rd Floor Parks & Recreation Dept.)
  • 6:00 p.m., Planning Board Meeting (Commission Chambers)


  • 9:00 a.m., Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings (Commission Chambers)
  • 4:00 p.m., West Palm Beach Housing Authority Board Meeting (Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior Complex Clubhouse, 820 Grant St.)
  • 5:30 p.m., Mayor’s Meeting with North End Neighborhoods (Flagler Gallery)


  • 11:00 a.m., City Commission Agenda Review (Mayors' Board Room)
  • 2:00 p.m., Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals (Commission Chambers)
  • 4:00 p.m. Water Advisory Board Meeting (City Hall, 4th Floor Public Utilities Conference Room)


  • No Meetings

General Municipal Election Scheduled for

March 17, 2020

 The City of West Palm Beach will hold a General Municipal Election on March 17, 2020, between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., to elect City Commissioners for Districts 1, 3, and 5. As of October 4, 2019, the following individuals filed their Notice of Intent to Run:

District 1:

  • Kelly Shoaf (Incumbent)
  • Martina Tate Walker

District 3:

  • Richard A. Ryles (Incumbent)

District 5:

  • Christina Lambert (Incumbent)
  • Stephen Sylvester

Qualifying dates for the election begin at noon December 3, 2019 and end at noon on December 17, 2019.

Register to vote! Please visit the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections web page to learn more about voter registration and precinct locations:

To visit the City of West Palm Beach 2020 Election Calendar, please visit: .

To visit the City of West Palm Beach City Clerk’s Office online, please visit:


October Calendar of Events

***Library is located at 411 Clematis Street***

  • Oct. 12    Classical Concert Performance: Duo Arpeggione
  • Oct. 13    Hispanic Heritage Month: Mexican Cultural Showcase         
  • Oct. 14    CLOSED for Columbus Day Holiday

Batter Up! Join the City of West Palm Beach Procurement Department for Business at the Ballpark. Learn how to grow your business with upcoming City of West Palm Beach projects. Gain insight into how to do business with the City of West Palm Beach, and network with purchasing agents and other small business owners.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019; 4:00-6:00 p.m.

 FITTEAM Ballpark of The Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Rd., WPB


Historic Northwest

& Northwood Village

Fall Calendar Listings 2019

Northwood Village Art Night Out

Friday, October 25 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Northwood Road, 24th Street & 25th Street


Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road, 24th Street, and 25th Street 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. For more information, visit or call 561-822-1550.


WPB TV Headlines


VIDEO: WPB Opens 25th Season of GreenMarket


VIDEO: WPB Launches 'Operation Clean Streets'


VIDEO: City Commission Meeting (October 7, 2019)


VIDEO: Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting (October 7, 2019)


VIDEO: CIP Spotlight: City Updates Roadway Resurfacing Projects


VIDEO: The City of WPB is Celebrating its 125 Anniversary: Come Celebrate!



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