WATCH: Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina Delivers Annual State of the City Address
By Space Coast Daily // August 2, 2022
medina: I would like to wish all Palm Bay students a safe, happy school year!
WATCH: Palm Bay Mayor Rob Medina delivers his annual State of the City Address through video. Mayor Medina gives updates on key City initiatives, infrastructure improvements and provides his vision for the Palm Bay of tomorrow.
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – On July 21, it was my great honor to deliver my State of the City Address.
In the presence of my fellow councilmembers, City staff, community partners, and members of the public, I presented the annual address via video, detailing the City’s ongoing initiatives, special projects, and my vision for the Palm Bay of tomorrow.
On August 4, the United States Coast Guard will celebrate its 232nd birthday. Since 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has kept the nation’s waterways safe, playing a vital role in national security. Join me in wishing them a happy birthday!
On July 22, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of two nutrient separating baffle boxes and the replacement of 22 navigational channel markers along Turkey Creek.
The baffle boxes were possible thanks to the support of Senator Debbie Mayfield and Representative Randy Fine during the FY2021 State Legislative Session and will help to reduce the amount of Total Nitrogen (TN) and Total Phosphorus (TP), which will help to improve the City’s stormwater infrastructure and serve as a responsible steward of our local natural resources.
The channel markers, part of the FY 2021-2022 Waterway Assistant Grant Program from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND), will replace the current navigational safety aids to enhance boater safety features along Turkey Creek. Both projects are a great accomplishment for the City of Palm Bay.
The City of Palm Bay is seeking public input as it reviews and updates its comprehensive plan.
As part of the Palm Bay Comprehensive Plan Update, the City will be hosting a series of public workshops intended to discuss the purpose of the comprehensive plan, identify why the update process is important, and provide a platform for members of the community to identify what they would like to see within the Plan’s contents.
Join us Thursday, August 25 at 6 p.m. in the Palm Bay City Council Chambers for our first workshop of the series.
For those unable to attend the in-person meeting, the workshop will also be available online, and residents will have the opportunity to interact virtually HERE.
We are still in the midst of hurricane season, and as Floridians, we know that tropical weather is an unfortunate but inevitable part of life here in the Sunshine State. When it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms – it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”.
I’d like to remind all Palm Bayers to have a plan in place before a storm strikes. The City of Palm Bay offers useful resources to help you prepare for hurricane season.
Remember, when it comes to tropical storms and hurricanes – plan, don’t panic – and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you’ll be ready the next time a storm hits.
Lastly, the first day of school is right around the corner, so I would like to wish all of our Palm Bay students a safe and happy school year! Drivers, be sure to take caution and watch for kids riding their bikes and walking to school.
CLICK HERE or pick up one of our free hurricane preparedness guides at City Hall today to learn how to build a hurricane kit, home preparation tips, evacuation and shelter info, and how to stay informed before, during, and after a storm.
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