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2020 State of the City is Released!

The 2020 State of the City report is published!

In line with our efforts towards sustainability, we are limiting the number of hard copies to be printed and encouraging everyone to view the report digitally via our website.

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City Council Passes Important Ban on Glyphosate-based Herbicides

City Council Passes Important Ban on Glyphosate-based Herbicides
At the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting, Resolution 2021-03 unanimously passed, which henceforth bans all applications of glyphosate-based herbicides in favor of less impactful non-glyphosate alternatives at all City of Cape Canaveral-owned facilities and properties by both Staff and contractors. This amounts to about 50 acres of land area, much of which is adjacent to the sensitive Banana River Lagoon. Glyphosate has been shown to increase the risk algae blooms in the lagoon - resulting in fish kills and other negative impacts - and there is sufficient evidence to show it can be harmful to humans as well. This resolution is a part of the City’s broader efforts to reduce its impacts on the lagoon’s ecosystem and lead by example. 

Learn more about our City's environmental and sustainability interests on our online Sustainability Blog!

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Annual Sea Oats Planting a Huge Success!

In January 2021, the City held its largest planting event ever, managing to plant 20,000 sea oats across nearly 2 miles of beach with the help of roughly 400 dedicated volunteers. This green infrastructure initiative is arguably one of the City’s greatest environmental outreach programs, routinely attracting eager volunteers. Years of education and excellent program results (i.e. one of the best vegetative dune systems in Brevard County) have reinforced the success of this program. Read More

2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge is Coming Up!

2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge
The 2021 Mayors' Fitness Challenge is coming up! Get excited because this year there are weekly cash prizes for participants! Sign-up and participation are FREE! Register now at uwbrevard.org!

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CRA to Offer Sign Assistance Program for Local Small Businesses

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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City Council Moves Forward with Resiliency Action Plan

At the February 2, 2021 City Council Workshop, the City of Cape Canaveral took a historic step in officially unveiling a working draft of its first ever Resiliency Action Plan at a public City Council workshop. 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 producers while empowering residents through education and leadership. Read More

City Takes Part in Innovative Program to Map COVID-19

Laboratory Manager Jessica Bunnell will be working with Biobot to submit samples and obtain data. The City is hoping our data will help officials navigate the continuing recovery of our community. Read More

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on the Rise

This past week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Essential State Infrastructure Bill into law. This landmark electric vehicle (EV) roadmap legislation will help to create a master plan for DC fast-charging (Level 3) infrastructure along Florida’s interstate corridor system, including nearby I-95. The law acknowledges the risks of climate change and identifies electric transportation as a means to combat it. The new law also tasks specific state agencies to identify barriers and opportunities to advance electric vehicle (EV) adoption, including legislative and policy recommendations and requires an interim report at the end of 2020 with a final report by July 2021. Read More

MGF + CAPE Center Get Updated Designs

Construction on the highly anticipated Multi-Generational Facility (MGF) begins this Winter! Both the MGF and the Culture, Art, Preservation + Enrichment (CAPE) Center designs have been updated and modernized. Read More

Lincoln Ave. + Sandpiper Park Playground Upcoming Closures

Sandpiper Park Playground:
The playground at Sandpiper Park (next to the ballfields, on Magnolia Avenue) will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, February 10 for approximately three months while construction on Harrison Avenue takes place. The playgrounds at Patriots Park, Manatee Sanctuary Park and Banana River Park remain open for public use. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Lincoln Avenue: 
The City of Cape Canaveral (City) will be performing extensive improvements to Lincoln Avenue between Poinsetta Avenue and Orange Avenue beginning on February 10. The work includes the replacement of the sewer main and laterals. The selected contractor for the project is Atlantic Development of Cocoa Florida. Please be aware that this work will (1) disrupt traffic flow and (2) include lane/road closures for extended periods. During the Project, Lincoln Avenue will be closed to through traffic beginning on February 10 through March 10, 2021. However, the roadway will be open to residents on Lincoln Avenue. Read More

The City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate

City Council adopted an official Proclamation declaring the City of Cape Canaveral Stands Against Hate. We as a City stand against hate and are committed to fostering constructive dialogue and implementing best practices both internally and throughout the community to help create a framework for equitable communities. Read More
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