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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: 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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