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Community Issues

  • Opinion: Ask Mayor to Stop Negotiations

    Contributed by Rick Rose As you know, I live in downtown and one of the reasons I moved to downtown is the proximity to the Waterfront Park and the ability to go downstairs, walk 5 minutes over to the waterfront and go for a stroll or bike ride and enjoy the beautiful, expansive views over…


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  • City Budget 2023

    The City of West Palm Beach has an approved total Citywide Budget of $658,705,191 which is a 15.6% increase over last year’s budget. The total citywide budget includes a General Fund budget of $225,437,742 which is a 9.6% increase over last year. The City continues to experience growth and stability in its revenue streams with…

  • City Budget 2022

    The City’s taxable property value is $15.6 billion, a 6.3% increase fromthe prior year. The Fiscal Year 2022 budget was developed using theproposed millage rate of 8.3465. The proposed millage rate is higherthan the rolled-back rate of 7.9520 which is the rate that wouldachieve the same amount of Ad Valorem or Property Tax revenuebased on…

  • City Budget 2021

    Summary Taxable Value: $12,706,561,763Millage Rate: 8.3465City Revenue: $186 million Documents Available ✅ Budget in Brief✅ Expenditure Revenue Detail Book✅ CAFR Available

  • City Budget 2020

    The City’s certified taxable property values increased $849 million, or 6.69%, to reach $13,556,482,292. New construction projects added to the tax roll amounted to $248,720,280 million. Maintained millage rate at 8.3465 mills levied on every$1,000 in taxable property value. The City utilized a $3.8 million carryforward from FY 2019 to balance FY 2020 budget.

  • City Budget 2019

    Summary Taxable Value: $12,706,561,763Millage Rate: 8.3465City Revenue: $186 million Documents Available ✅ Budget in Brief✅ Expenditure Revenue Detail Book✅ CAFR Reviewed The City’s certified taxable property values increased $812 million, or 6.83%, to reach $12,706,561,763. New construction projects added to the tax roll amounted to $146.8 million. Maintained millage rate at 8.3465 mills levied on…

  • City Budget 2018

    The City’s certified taxable property values increased $879 million, or 7.98%, to reach $11,894,514,378 New construction projects added to the tax roll amounted to $89.5 million. Maintained millage rate at 8.3465 mills levied on every $1,000 in taxable property value. Fire Department increased $4.4 million due to one new position, employee raises, increased pension costs,…