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Residents Invited to Participate in 2020 US Census

Between March 12-20, 2020, U.S. households will receive a mailed invitation to participate in the 2020 census.

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts an official census to determine how many individuals are residing within the country and how to distribute the billions of dollars allocated to enhancing communities throughout the United States. As part of this campaign, the City of West Palm Beach encourages all residents to complete the 2020 census through any of the submission methods that will be available beginning in March of next year.

Data collected as part of the census creates a blueprint of sorts which helps Census Bureau officials determine the population rates in various regions. In order to estimate which portion of the $675 billion budget should be designated to individual cities, the bureau turns to the number of completed census surveys from that area.

For every resident who successfully completes their survey, a city secures $16,000. These funds are used to improve city infrastructure, expand medical assistance, support public housing initiatives, enhance roadways and public transportation programs, and many more vital aspects of everyday living. This means that for every person not counted, a city like West Palm Beach can lose up to $16,000 in federal funds each decade.

“City leaders work tirelessly to ensure that our citizens have the highest quality of life possible, and the upcoming census is the perfect opportunity for residents to contribute to the tremendous growth our city continues to experience,” said Mayor Keith A. James.

“For the first time in census history, you will be able to fill out the census questionnaire right from your computer or mobile device. By committing a few minutes of your time, you will help the City secure millions of dollars to help improve the quality of life for the community and for future generations as well.”

Between March 12-20, 2020, U.S. households will receive a mailed invitation to participate in the 2020 census. This can be either online through the provided URL or a paper questionnaire that will also be provided for a mailed return. If surveys are completed after this first round, you’ll receive no further communication. For households that need more time to complete the census, additional notifications will be mailed through the month of April before an in-person census taker arrives at your home. 

 

Public Meetings

The public is invited and encouraged to attend WPB public meetings. 

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019

  • 3:00 p.m., CRA Meeting (Commission Chambers)
  • 5:00 p.m., City Commission Meeting (Commission Chambers)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

  • No meetings

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

  • 9:00 a.m., Special Magistrate Code Compliance Hearings (Commission Chambers)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019

  • 1:30 p.m., Zoning Board of Appeals (Commission Chambers)
  • 1:30 p.m., West Palm Beach Firefighters Pension Fund (Fire Station No. 1, 500 N. Dixie Hwy, 3rd. Floor)

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019

  • No meetings
 
 

City Hall Closures & Sanitation Pickup Holiday Schedules

CHRISTMAS DAY

City Hall will be closed on December 25-26, 2019 in observance of Christmas. City Hall will reopen on December 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. Trash pickup service will not be provided on December 25, 2019. Missed residential trash pickups will resume on the December 28, 2019. Missed recycling pickups will resume on January 1, 2020. Bulk/yard and commercial pickups will operate one day behind regular schedule until December 30, 2019.

NEW YEAR’S DAY

City Hall will be closed on January 1, 2020. City Hall will reopen on January 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Trash pickup service will not be provided on January 1, 2020. Missed residential trash pickups will resume on January 4, 2020. Recycling pickup service will be provided as normally scheduled. Bulk/yard and commercial pickups will operate one day behind regular schedule until January 6, 2020

To contact the City of West Palm Beach Sanitation Division, please call (561) 822-2075 (TTY: 1-800-955-8771) or email publicworks@wpb.org.

 

Save the Date! Mayor James to Deliver

2020 State of the City

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 640 Okeechobee Blvd.

Join us! West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James will deliver the 2020 State of the City Address at the January Breakfast of the Chamber of the Palm Beaches. Mayor James will reflect on the City’s recent accomplishments and announce updates on key city priorities. Arrive early and network with elected officials and other community leaders while enjoying fresh coffee. Free breakfast and parking will be provided. 

 

ICYMI:

2020 Parks Bond Referendum Introduced at WPB City Commission Meeting

During the November 18, 2019 meeting of the West Palm Beach city commission, the 2020 Parks Bond Referendum was introduced as a new initiative that may go before voters in mid-March for their consideration. If approved, the issuance of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $30 million would facilitate widespread improvements and renovations to the City’s many parks. Projects would improve recreational conditions, accessibility, safety and overall quality of life for residents and park patrons. Additionally, the Parks Bond would be repaid from ad valorem taxation. It would not be an additional tax or fee, as property owners have already been paying a parks bond, which expires in September of 2020.

 
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FREE EVENTS & ACTIVITES!

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

For more information on any of these activities or to register, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7701.

Rhythm & Hues Music Class

Mondays, December 2, 9 & 16

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM & 3:35 PM – 4:05 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For families with babies and children up to 5 years old. Join the creative staff from Rhythm & Hues Children’s Art & Music Center for a joyful time of music, singing, dancing, instruments, friendship and family. Space is limited. Sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

Family Play Date

Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Have fun with our toys and games and listen to great music. Make friends and discover new activities and songs. Sign up at the desk upon arrival. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

Hip Hop for Kids

Tuesdays, December 3, 10 &17

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

For kids in grades K – 5. Show off your moves. Join instructor, Ms. Jaleesa, for a fun and energizing hip hop dance class. Space is limited, sign up at the desk upon arrival.  For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 Family Storytime

Wednesdays, December 4, 11 & 18

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

KidSpace, 3rd Floor

Families with kids of all ages can join our storytime fun with a variety of stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703.

 

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