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Oct 18, 2021

BCSO Cape Canaveral Precinct Commander Retires

Staff and Council celebrated the retirement of Cape Canaveral Precinct Commander Andrew Walters at a luncheon in his honor. Sheriff Ivey had moving words, staunch advice and wished Commander Walters well in his retirement. Congratulations Commander Walters and thank you for your service to our City!
We welcome Commander Byron Keck as the new Precinct Commander in Cape Canaveral!
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Oct 13, 2021

Call for Sculptures Reissued - Looking for that Perfect Fit

The full Call for Sculptures along with the Civic Scenery Artist Application can be found on the City’s website. Artists are encouraged to review the criteria carefully before submitting their application. Read More
Oct 04, 2021

LWV Hosted Cape Canaveral Mayoral Zoom Candidate Forum

Cape Canaveral Mayoral Zoom Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of the Space Coast has posted the Zoom recording of the October 2, 2021 Cape Canaveral Mayoral Candidate Forum on their website.

The entire one hour forum is recorded and available to the public for viewing

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Oct 01, 2021

Report A Concern Process Moves to Integrated Platform

As of September 30, 2021, the City terminated its service agreement with Rock Solid Technologies (fka CitySourced, Inc.), the host vendor for Cape Connect, a mobile application developed for the public to report problems or concerning observations around the community; and shifted oversight of the process to the Cultural + Community Affairs Department. Read More
Sep 28, 2021

FDOT Invites Public to Community Meeting Re: S.R. A1A Improvements

FDOT Public Information Meeting: S.R. A1A Corridor Improvements

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to a public meeting regarding project plans on State Road (S.R.) A1A from south of International Drive to Long Point Road (FPID No.: 430202-5) and on S.R. A1A from Long Point Road to George King Boulevard (FPID No.: 430202-8) on Tuesday, October 5, at 6 p.m.  

FDOT Project Pages 

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Sep 23, 2021

Sea Level Rise Blog Explores Faster Than Expected Temperature Rise in September Edition

Sea Level Rise Blog Explores Faster Than Expected Temperature Rise in September Edition

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a branch of the United Nations that is responsible for assessing the science surrounding climate change. Every six to seven years, the IPCC releases a comprehensive assessment report that analyzes any research that has been conducted on climate change up to that point. The most important piece of information gathered from the sixth report is that atmospheric temperatures will experience an overall increase of 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit, faster than expected. Read more on the Sea Level Rise Sea of Change Blog webpage. Read More
Sep 21, 2021

BCSO's Mounted Posse a Huge Hit!

The morning of Saturday, September 18th, the City welcomed the first Neighborhood Walk + Talk outreach patrol with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse!

The patrol was escorted and supervised by BCSO personnel who gave out stuffed animals and goodies to residents. Staff reported wonderful feedback from the families and residents along the route who appreciated the community outreach! THANK YOU BCSO!!!
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Sep 01, 2021

Building Resilience, Part 4: Buildings and Facilities

Over the past decade, the City has been upgrading, modernizing and redeveloping municipal buildings and facilities in order to make them more efficient, accommodating, sustainable and resilient. Each municipal building and facility plays a crucial role in fulfilling the needs of both governmental operations and residential services. Read More
Aug 30, 2021

Porous Concrete at Cape Canaveral Community Center

The first porous concrete parking lot on a City-owned property was recently poured as part of the overall construction of the City's new community center at Canaveral City Park! This product allows water to flow through it rather than sheeting off its surface into the street and into the subsequent stormwater system, reducing runoff and even mitigating the threat of flooding. This project falls in line with the City’s larger efforts to increase its use of a design practice called Low Impact Development or LID. LID - as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - refers to systems and practices that use or mimic natural processes that result in the infiltration, evapotranspiration or use of stormwater in order to protect water quality and associated aquatic habitat, such as the nearby Banana River Lagoon.  Read More
Aug 27, 2021

The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup 

The Ocean Cleanup, a Netherlands-based nonprofit organization, has deployed a new ocean-based system for catching plastic in the open ocean. Named Jenny or System 002, this system of booms and barriers measures 2,640 feet long and is designed to corral and maneuver floating plastic and other solid waste items into a catchment net at the system’s rear. The system will be tested for at least 60 weeks in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an area in the Eastern Pacific Ocean about twice the size of Texas that has high concentrations of floating waste. However, every ocean - including the Atlantic - has similar patches. It is estimated that 1.15 to 2.41 million metric tons of plastic are entering the ocean each year.

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Aug 18, 2021

Climate Awareness: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

In early 2021, the City of Cape Canaveral began the process of developing its first municipal greenhouse gas emissions inventory in order to create a baseline to measure the success of sustainability-based projects and better understand the City’s impacts on the environment.  Read More
Aug 17, 2021

City Elections

City Elections
The Qualifying Period for the November 2, 2021 General Municipal Election and the Special Municipal Election concluded at noon on Friday, August 13, 2021 with the following individuals qualified to run as candidates:

Mayoral Election:

  • Mike Brown
    562 Casa Bella Drive · 321-302-3032 · Trooper0625@gmail.com
    Qualified: August 10, 2021
  • Gregory J McDonald
    223 Columbia Drive #320 · 321-544-2148 · GJMcDonald70@hotmail.com
    Qualified: August 13, 2021
  • Wes Morrison
    7640 Ridgewood Avenue · 321-593-2335 · Wes@WesMorrison.com
    Qualified: August 12, 2021
  • Steven Snooks
    120 Portside Avenue #105 · 321-289-8395 · ssn00kss@yahoo.com
    Qualified: August 11, 2021


Special Election to fill Two City Council vacancies:

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Aug 09, 2021

Building Resilience, Part 3: Future Fleet

Over the last decade, there has been a sizable and accelerated transition to alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), or vehicles that do not solely run on gasoline or diesel fuel. Motivated by a mixture of trends within regulatory, market and environmental sectors―private and public vehicle fleet managers now have access to a diverse and capable set of AFV options ranging from small loaner and last mile delivery vehicles to pickup and semi-trucks. Since AFVs do not solely rely on gasoline or diesel fuels, they are often much cleaner in terms of their emissions, can have lower maintenance costs, and allow for the opportunity to be more resilient in their operations. Read More
Jul 27, 2021

Notice of General Municipal Election for Mayor and Special Election for Two Council Vacancies

City of Cape Canaveral City Clerk's Office issues Notice of General Municipal Election for Mayor and a Special Election for two City Council vacancies to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Read More

What You Need to Know About Flood Insurance

Located on a barrier island, the City of Cape Canaveral can experience heavy rainfall events, hurricanes and coastal flooding. Property owners must be aware of the associated risks as floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Staff have developed a web page to serve as a guide for property owners to better understand their risk and to showcase other helpful resources.

You can also call our certified on-staff floodplain manager (321) 868-1220 ext. 114 at the City of Cape Canaveral Building Department, located at 100 Polk Ave., to assist you in determining your property's risk and your specific flood zone. Check the current version of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) by clicking the link below.

Learn more about local flood information + review the FAQs at cityofcapecanaveral.org/flood Read More

Code Enforcement Complaint Changes

Beginning July 1, 2021, the City of Cape Canaveral may no longer investigate or initiate code enforcement action from anonymous complaints, pursuant to Florida law, and except as provided below.

CS/SB 60 amends the county and municipal code enforcement statutes to prohibit county and municipal code inspectors and code enforcement officers from initiating an investigation into violations of city or county codes or ordinances based upon an anonymous complaint. It also requires that an individual making a complaint of a potential violation provide his or her name and address to the local government body before an investigation may occur.

The prohibition does not apply if the code enforcement officer has reason to believe the alleged violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources.

The same requirements apply to complaints submitted online, in-person, by phone, mail, or other means of submission. 

Please contact the City of Cape Canaveral Code Enforcement Staff with questions at (321) 868-1220. Read More

Share the Beach with Sea Turtles

The City of Cape Canaveral is home to an abundance of wildlife, including three native species of sea turtles: the loggerhead, the leatherback and the green turtle. All three of these species are endangered or threatened, which is why we ask residents and visitors to take special precautions during sea turtle nesting season, which began on March 1 and runs to October 31.

There are plenty of ways you can help save the sea turtles all year long whether or not you’re at the beach!

  • Level sandcastles and fill in holes before you head home – little flippers cannot overcome these obstacles!
  • Take all your trash from the beach before you leave.
  • Do not disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings or sea turtle eggs. 
  • Skip the straw at restaurants or bars.
  • Never deliberately release balloons, especially near coastal regions or other bodies of water.
  • Pack groceries in reusable bags, and bypass plastic carryout bags whenever possible.
  • Invest in a reusable water bottle.
  • Adhere to local beach-facing light ordinances – in Cape Canaveral: Lights Out @ 9 p.m. May 1 – Oct 31

For more information about sea turtles please visit the City’s sea turtle webpage.

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2021 City of Cape Canaveral Resiliency Action Plan is Adopted by Council

At the June 15, 2021 Regular City Council Meeting, the City of Cape Canaveral took a historic step in officially adopting its first ever resiliency action plan. This action plan sets forth a series of 56 Preparedness Targets that are intended to be researched and implemented across a 30-year timeline that serve to enhance the safety, readiness, and overall resilience of City operations, facilities, and procedures while empowering residents through education and leadership. With this living document, Cape Canaveral seeks to become a future ready-municipality that is prepared to handle various shocks and stressors across a wide range of economic and climate-related events through the use of sustainable, resilient and forward thinking infrastructure and policies. 

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CRA to Offer Sign Assistance Program for Local Small Businesses

Small business success is a key component of a successful and vibrant community. Therefore, in an effort to increase local business awareness, economic productivity, and aesthetics within the City, the Cape Canaveral Community Redevelopment Agency is launching a Small Business Sign Assistance program to incentivize certain small business owners to improve business signage by replacing existing older and outdated signage that is not only more aesthetically attractive for the residents and visitors, but to increase their brand exposure and improve the chances of attracting new and repeat clientele.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Program, Grant awards will be considered on a first come, first served basis - based on a completed application, with reimbursement up to 50% of the cost of the new signage, and a maximum allocation up to $5,000 per applicant and property.
The City will begin accepting applications for this program on Monday, January 4, 2021.
For more information on eligibility, available funds and the application process, visit:
www.cityofcapecanaveral.org/sign_program.

CONTACT
Zachary Eichholz, Sustainability Program Manager + Resilience Planner
(321) 868-1220 x219
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