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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Have a Safe 4th of July!

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The Key West Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind the community to stay safe this 4th of July. 

Public fireworks displays are not allowed within the City of Key West's boundaries unless the Key West Fire Department permits ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

City Participates in Countywide Drill

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Emergency managers and responders gathered at the Monroe County emergency operations center this week for a full response drill.  The dry run ensures that communication and coordination run smoothly in an actual hurricane.

The group worked with a ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Emergency Responders Conduct Hurricane Evacuation Drill

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Preparation is everything; this week, a team of emergency responders conducted a drill to ensure the best response if a hurricane threatens.  Key West Fire and Rescue, Monroe County Fire and Rescue, the Lower Keys Medical Center, and the U.S. Air...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Giveaway Bike Lights

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Don't get left in the dark!  Pick up a good light set at a local bike shop to find your way and stay safe.  If you need an emergency backup, pick one up for free at City Hall.

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

8th Street Pocket Park Refreshed

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Key West Community Services is pleased to have completed refurbishing the 8th Street Pocket Park. 

With his crew of four, Foreman Oscar Ladino took a tired community park and made it lovely. They installed benches, created walkways, and lined them...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Mayor Teri Johnston attends the 90th US Conference of Mayors

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Mayor Teri Johnston represented Key West at the 90th annual United States Conference of Mayors from June 3rd to the 6th.  The mayor joined 1,400 mayors from around the country to tackle common challenges such as housing, equity, mental health, ec...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Families Commended for Heart Institute Donation

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Two families who tragically lost their sons were commended by the City Commission this week for joining together and raising $30,000 to donate to the Nicklaus Children's Hospital Heart Institute.

Harrison Axel Esquinaldo was born on May 18, 2016, ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Upcoming Closure at Truman Waterfront Playground

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The City of Key West will be resurfacing the playground at the Truman Waterfront Park. The playground will be closed from June 24th to June 30th.

However, the splash pad will remain open for use during this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the k...

from June 24 to June 30, 2022

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

The Gardens Hotel Donates Derby Dollars to the Mounted Unit

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The Gardens Hotel owner Kate Miano presented the Key West Police Mounted Unit with a check for over $6,000 -- funds raised in the May Derby Day fundraiser at the hotel.

Miano has hosted this annual fundraiser since 2017.  Each year she has generou...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Lady Conchs Softball Team Commended

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Key West Lady Conchs Girls Softball Team for their outstanding season.

The team won the regional championship on May 20 and became the first-ever Key West High School softball team to advance to the...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Key West Conchs Baseball Team Commended

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Key West High School Baseball Team for their outstanding season.

The 2022 baseball program for Key West High School won the 4A District 16 Championship on May 5.  The Conchs earned their #1...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Witczak Named City Employee of the Quarter

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City Manager Patti McLauchlin brought back an important honor by naming Jacek Witczak the Employee of the 1st Quarter during the June 7th City Commission meeting.

Witczak began working for the City in 2007 in the Public Works Department.  He was q...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Recycling Reminder Tips

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The City of Key West wants to remind the community what is recyclable and what is not to improve our recycling rate and reduce contamination.

Acceptable recycling items include paper, cardboard, clear, brown, or green glass bottles, plastics number 1 or 2 ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Zonta Club of Key West Recognizes City Manager McLauchlin

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City Manager Patti McLauchlin was recently awarded The Zonta Club of Key West’s Community Service Award.

“Zonta is a service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy,” said ou...

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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 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 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

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: 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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