Mayor Muoio visited Washington, D.C. last week to discuss West Palm Beach top priorities including keeping out city clean and safe.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (April 16, 2018) — City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio visited Washington, DC last week to strengthen partnerships with our federal delegation and to discuss West Palm Beach top priorities that include keeping our city clean and safe. This visit came off the heels of a summit with police chiefs, mayors, and city leaders from across the country determined to implement public safety strategies that work.
During her visit, the Mayor met with the US Department of Transportation and the USDOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office to discuss upcoming projects and federal resources available for major projects in West Palm Beach.
Her full agenda also included meetings with Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Alcee Hastings, and Representative Brian Mast, staff at the offices of Representative Lois Frankel, Community Oriented Policing Services, and U.S. Department of Transportation to discuss:
The Mayor expressed gratitude for recent federal support to grow the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue team and reimburse the West Palm Beach Police Department for overtime expenses related to Presidential security. The funding has enabled WPBFR to hire, train, and support fifteen (15) firefighters with matching funds from the City of West Palm Beach for three years.
“These new firefighters will strengthen an already very strong West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Department,” said Mayor Muoio. “We are grateful to FEMA for the award and look forward to the entire City benefitting from these additional firefighters.”
- · Dedicated resources to support our first responders and critical incident response
· Protection of our area's drinking water
· An infrastructure package that will drive economic development in South Florida cities
· Increased partnership to address homelessness, affordable housing and mental health
· Support for enhanced safety at rail crossings