THIS WEEK IN PALM BEACH
June 8, 2018 Edition - The News Palm Beachers Need to Know 
ELECTIONS
Civic Association Director 
Jeff Greene Enters Governor's Race
Bruce R. Bennett Palm Beach Daily News
Bruce R. Bennett / Palm Beach Daily News

Palm Beach real estate investor Jeff Greene, a Civic Association Director, has filed paperwork to enter the crowded Democratic primary for Florida governor, throwing a potentially expensive wild card into a contest that has no clear favorite.

Four Democrats are already running for governor and another Palm Beach County Democrat - former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter - is expected to decide as soon as this week whether to launch a campaign.
WEST PALM DEVELOPS
Esperante Tower Owners 
Seek Injunction Against 
Proposed Rezoning
One Flagler
The owners of the Esperante office tower filed for an injunction Monday to prevent a zoning change that could allow a proposed building far higher than current rules allow to block its waterfront views.
Under the name 222 Lakeview LLC, the owners filed in circuit court to force a redo of a May 15 Planning Board vote to create an Okeechobee Business District. 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Tent Site Project has Developer, Famed Architect... What's Next?
Tent site








The team of New York developer Charles Cohen and the Cesar Pelli architecture firm were chosen Monday to submit a proposal for West Palm's prominent tent site, a gateway location where the city has sought for more than a decade to land a signature project.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
WEATHER
Florida Had Wettest May on Record, Here's by How Much
may rainfall
Florida had its wettest May on record with rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto and a slightly early start to the wet season adding to the inch count.
HURRICANE SEASON
Hurricane Forecast Updates Prediction for 2018 Season
Hurricane Season
Colorado State University has reduced its predicted number of hurricanes this season, calling for a closer-to-average year. 
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Finally, a Bit of Good News About Insurance Rates: 'Once in a While, Florida Gets Lucky'
hurricane irma
Premiums for most South Florida policyholders have increased significantly over the past three years.
Hurricane Season 2018
What to Do During the Storm
cone of terror
Knowing what to do during a major hurricane is just as important as preparing for one. Here are a list of tips you should know ahead of any big storm.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
PRESIDENTIAL VISITS
Will the President Invite Kim Jong Un to Mar-a-Lago?
Mar-a-Lago
President Donald Trump is considering inviting North Korean President Kim Jong Un to Mar-a-Lago if talks between the two leaders in June go well, according to a report by Bloomberg news. A Florida summit would likely happen in the fall, according to Bloomberg, citing an unnamed U.S. official.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION 
IN THE NEWS
Civic Association Closes Season with Champagne Reception
Toast to the Town 2018
Longtime Palm Beacher, war hero, gentleman of the old school and all-around great guy Stanley Rumbough was remembered at the Palm Beach Civic Association's annual meeting. The event took place April 16 at the Flagler Museum and included a reception marking the end of the season.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
CIVIC ASSOCIATION
DIRECTORS IN THE NEWS
Palm Beacher David Koch Steps Down from Business, Political Group
David Koch
David Koch

Part-time resident David Koch, who consistently is the top name among Palm Beachers on the Forbes list of richest people in the world, is stepping down from his role at Koch Industries, according to numerous media reports.
James Patterson & Bill Clinton
Have Written a Thriller. It's Good.
Photo Credit David Burnett
Photo Credit: David Burnett

When Tom Wolfe noted that "the problem with fiction" is that "it has to be plausible," he may have had efforts like this one in mind. Bill Clinton and James Patterson's ambitious and wildly readable new novel, "The President Is Missing," arches more closely toward plausibility in its geopolitical subplots

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Tuesday, June 12, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting-Regular Business
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, June 13, 9:30 AM
Town Council Meeting
Development Review Matters
Town Council Chambers
 
Tuesday, June 19, 9:30 AM
Planning and Zoning Commission
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 AM
Landmarks Preservation 
Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Thursday, June 21, 2:00 PM
Code Enforcement Board Meeting
Town Council Chambers
 
Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 AM
Architectural Commission Meeting
Town Council Chambers

UNDERGROUNDING
Palm Beach's Bill to Defend Utilities Lawsuits Now Tops $400,000
Undergrounding
Palm Beach has spent more than $400,000 defending against three lawsuits challenging its plan to assess property owners to pay for burying all overhead utilities on the island.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
TAX & FINANCE
Fund Managers Are Ditching Wall Street for Florida
Florida's long-running effort to lure Wall Street hotshots is gaining traction thanks to a provision in the federal tax law that hits residents of high-tax states.
Read More (Bloomberg)
Friends of
Palm Beach
Keeping Our 
Beaches Clean
Diane Buhler Friends of Palm Beach
March for the Ocean

DATE: June 9th
TIME: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
LOCATION: Indian Road
    
All supplies will be there. Iced water and snacks too.
Overflow traffic can go to Arabian Road and Caribbean.
  
CONTACT
Diane Buhler
561-507-0345
diane@friendsofpalmbeach.com
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CRIME
West Palm Bridge-Stabbing Suspect Hid in Bathroom for Hours After Attack
D_Antoine Jackson
D'Antoine Jackson
For about eight hours after he allegedly stabbed a woman under the Royal Park Bridge, D'Antoine Jackson hid in a portable bathroom, waiting for darkness so he could escape.
Read More (Palm Beach Post)
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Southern Lake O Reservoir "Undermined" by Feds, Water District Says
Army Corps of Engineers
The federal government is "undermining" Florida's plans for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee with doubts on how sendng water to the Central Everglades is beneficial, according to water diistrict officials.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
Multiple Reports of Lake O Algae, Why Scientists Say It's Not Time to Panic
Lake Okeechobee
Multiple people are reporting an algae bloom on Lake Okeechobee just days after the Army Corps of Engineers began dumping lake water into the fragile St. Lucie Estuary to relieve pressure on the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
SOUTHERN BLVD. BRDGE
Artificial Reef Project Aims to Increase 
Sea Life in 
Lake Worth Lagoon
Lannis Waters  The Palm Beach Post
Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post
Road improvements along Southern Boulevard are indirectly helping to reinvigorate the sea life in the Intracoastal.
Read More (Palm Beach Daily News)
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