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Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Commission Approves 2022/2023 Budget

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The Key West City Commission approved the budget for fiscal 2022/23 that will provide various improvements to our island's numerous parks and recreational facilities as well as additional public safety personnel, which will enhance the City&a...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed the week of September 25 through October 1 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.

According to The American Cancer Fund for Children and Kids Cancer Connection report, cancer is the leading ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

We Want Community Input for Mallory Square

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Brighten the Square!

We want your input on enhancing Key West's most iconic public square. 

Mallory Square is beloved for its nightly Sunset Celebration, an iconic event that brings together the best of the Keys' natural beauty and unique culture. ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

City Commission Proclaims October 1st as Roosevelt Sands, Jr. Day

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commissioners honored one of our local heroes by proclaiming October 1, Roosevelt Sands, Jr. Day.

Mr. Sands was born in Key West in 1930 into a respected family of community leaders who has, over generations, advocated for ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Little Conch Baseball 14U All Stars Honored

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On Wednesday, Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Little Conch Baseball 14U All-Stars for the honor of claiming the 2022 Babe Ruth South State Tournament Championship, where they advanced to the 2022 Southeast Regional Tournament in ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Saint Fort Hyppolite Honored for 20 Years of Service

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During this week's commission meeting, Key West City Manager Patti McLauchlin recognized Saint Fort Hyppolite for his 20 years of service to the City of Key West.

Known by his coworkers as Hyppo, he started as a maintenance worker and was later pr...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Patrick Mobley Named City's Employee of the Quarter

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During this week's commission meeting, Key West City Manager Patti McLauchlin named Patrick Mobley Employee of the Quarter.

Mobley is a permit technician with the Building Department, serving the public at the front desk. 

"His friendly, upbea...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Atocha Plaque Dedicated at Mallory Square

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Members of the Mel Fisher family, City officials, and the community gathered today to commemorate the sinking of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the entire 1622 fleet by unveiling a plaque.  On this day, 400 years ago, 260 souls were lost in a r...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Newly Re-Elected Officials Sworn In

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Friends, family, colleagues, and community members were on hand at noon today to witness the swearing-in of six newly re-elected city officials.

City Clerk Cheri Smith swore in the newly re-elected Mayor Teri Johnston and re-elected Commissioner Mary Lou H...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

New Fees Implemented for Urban Forestry & Tree Commission

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The City of Key West will be initiating fees for urban forestry and tree commission permitting and reviews beginning August 1, 2022.

"The fees are set up to cover the time spent processing and reviewing the paperwork and doing site visits related to T...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Mooneyham Named Driver of the Quarter

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Key West Transit has named Jack Mooneyham as Bus Operator of the Quarter.

Mooneyham usually operates from Marathon to Key West.

“He takes great pride in getting his passengers along this 53-mile scenic stretch,” said Transit Director Rod Delostrinos. “He ha...

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Key West is an Official Coast Guard City

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The City of Key West was honored to welcome U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Linda L. Fagan as she designated Key West as a Coast Guard City.

The Thursday morning ceremony at the Truman Waterfront Park was set off by two fast response cutters, the USCG ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Key West Police Officer Assists in Turtle Rescue

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Key West Police Officer Randy Perez responded to a unique call Monday night: a baby turtle rescue.

The tiny turtles hatched on the beach at the Pier House.  But instead of heading to the water, they began trekking across the wooden decking of the ...

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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: 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: 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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