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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday from May 28 - June 10, 2022

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Purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies tax-free. Click on the image for a full list of tax-free items at Florida Revenue.

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Posted on: May 22, 2022

Police Captain Torres Retires After 27 Years of Service.

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Sunday marked the final day in a 27-year career for Key West Police Capt. JR Torres.

At last week's City Commission meeting, Chief Sean Brandenburg, City Manager Patti McLauchlin, and the entire City Commission gave thanks to Capt.  For h...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Hall Closed for Memorial Day

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Key West City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in honor of Memorial Day.  During the day, there will be several services honoring the men and women who have died serving our country in the U.S. military.

The Navy League will host a ceremo...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Florida Keys Boaters' Association donates Life Jackets

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The City of Key West is grateful to the Florida Keys Boaters' Association for donating 30 adult and six child-sized life jackets!

The life jackets are at the Key West Bight Marina Dockmaster's office.  The island's main ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Key West Fire Department's Firefighters Academy 2022 Graduates

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This week, fourteen Key West High School students graduated from the Key West Fire Department's Firefighters Academy.  Proud families, members of the Key West Fire Department, and City officials were on hand during the ceremony to acknowledge the...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Transient Rentals and Other GIS Maps on Website

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The City of Key West's website is excellent maps that let the community do everything from track transient rental units to see what roadwork is in the pipeline.  Even a map allows you to research who is buried in a particular plot at the...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Haitian Heritage Month

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission have proclaimed May as Haitian Heritage Month. 

"Haitian Heritage Month salutes Haitian and Haitian-American contributions," reads the proclamation, "which have immeasurably enriched the l...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Ambassadors Academy Graduating Class of 36

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The Key West Ambassadors Academy graduated its 36th class during the May 3rd City Commission meeting.  Seventeen enthusiastic citizens participated in the class.  They join more than 600 citizens who now have a better insight into the wo...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Jack "Tortuga" Hackett Named 2022 Poet Laureate

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission have named "Tortuga" Jack Hackett the 2022 Poet Laureate of Key West.

Hackett, a well-known poet, and storyteller, have been in Key West for over 30 years, spinning yarns at poetry slams, story slams, a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Police Chief Brandenburg Recognized Two Police Officers with the Life Saving Award

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Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg recognized Officers Andrea Bernatova and Thomas Haynie with the Lifesaving Award in a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort.

On February 23, Officers Bernatova and Haynie responded to a call for an old...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Police Chief Brandenburg Names Wilcox as Civilian Employee of the Second Half, 2021

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In a recent awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg named Megan Wilcox the Civilian Employee of the Second Half, 2021.

Wilcox has been an integral member of the Key West Police Department since 1999, serving a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Electric bikes and Scooters Restricted from Using Pedestrian-Only Sidewalks

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The City of Key West wants to remind riders of electric bikes and scooters that they cannot ride on sidewalks or pedestrian pathways unless the route is designated as a multi-use pathway.  City Ordinance 70-902 restricts electric bikes and other ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Key West Fire Department Safety Reminder Message

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The Key West Fire Department has seen an alarming upward trend in the number of fires on the island.  In 2021, there were 20 fires.  So far this year, in just four months, there have been 17.

One of the newer threats to fire safety is e-b...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Police Chief Brandenburg Awards Officer and Civilian of the Year 2021!

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In an awards ceremony hosted by the Grand Key Resort on April 22, 2021, Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg named Officer Santiago Perez Officer of the Year 2021 and Denise Richardson, Civilian Employee of the Year 2021.

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

2022 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

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It's time again for one of the more spectacular natural events in the Keys -- turtle nesting season.

The City of Key West wants to remind residents and visitors to keep the lights out near the beaches so that turtles can lay their eggs in peace an...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

City Releases 2021 Annual Report

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The City of Key West today announced the release of its 2021 Annual Report.  For the first time in over a decade, the publication is available in print and electronically.

The report highlights the City's accomplishments over the past yea...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Key West Police Dept. Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

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THE ACCREDITATION TEAM INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT THE KEY WEST POLICE DEPARTMENT (KWPD)

A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on April 12, 2022, to examine all aspects of the Key West Police ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Key West Transit Awarded over $1 Million in Grants

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The City of Key West Transit Department is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded over $1 million to pay for operating costs spanning the next two fiscal years.

A grant of $485,692 for the current fiscal year was awarded from the American Rescue ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

2021 State of the City

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Mayor Johnston delivers the 2021 State of the City address to the Community at the City Commission meeting held on January 4, 2022.

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

College Road Affordable Housing Moving Forward

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October 18, 2021

The Key West Housing Authority and the City of Key West are pleased to announce that the city’s newest affordable housing project is ready to begin construction. In a joint effort with these two independent agencies and the Monro...

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