We are maintaining and upgrading our physical infrastructure with 129 capital projects underway throughout the city creating hundreds of jobs for private industry.
The biggest projects are in the Broadmoor neighborhood covering 13 city streets and the expanded Gaines Park Community Center.
Our city is clean, our 49 parks are beautiful and well kept. And after making significant operational and physical improvements at the water plant our water quality is the best it's ever been in the city's history.
That is worth repeating: our water quality is the best it has ever been in our city's 100 plus year history.
Please help me thank the 1700 dedicated city employees who are working harder with fewer resources and delivering first class service.
When I took office in March of 2003 I was met with anxious citizens who complained that crime in their neighborhoods was interfering with their quality of life.
Today - the crime rate is 30% less than two years ago and HALF what it was six years ago.
That doesn't mean that we have no crime.
There are still too many tragic stories of gun violence.
But I can tell you unequivocally that every area of our city is safer and safer.
This is especially true in our downtown where numerous strategies make our entertainment district one of the safest in the nation.
And others have taken note.
In November, our Downtown Development Authority/ Public Safety guide program was recognized for outstanding performance by the nationally renowned Responsible Hospitality Institute, R.H.I.
A livable city is one where we are in harmony with our natural environment.
That philosophy influences our actions.
>WPB Golf Course This is the newly renovated WPB golf course.
Originally designed in 1947 it has undergone a complete restoration directed by PGA Tour Champion Mark McCumber.
With new grass throughout, unique elevations and landscaping that emphasizes the environment, the course challenges golfers of all skill levels.
And now the historic clubhouse cafe is managed by one of West Palm finest restaurateurs… E.R.Bradleys Our "Grand Re-Opening" took place in November with the great Arnold Palmer teeing the first ball.
Joining us for the festivities were some of the legends of the LPGA including Beth Daniel and four time winner Judy Dickinson who is the newest member of our wpb golf staff. – less–ZoomInfo