Top 10 Things You Need To Know In Delray Beach This April


By: Marisa Gottesman Associate Editor

  1. The only pets for sale in Delray Beach are rescue animals. City Commissioners passed a rule that bans the retail sale of cats and dogs unless they are from a rescue organization.
  2. Delray now has a Director of Emergency Services. The position is in charge of making sure the city is equipped to handle any and all emergencies.
  3. Delray voters passed two changes to the city’s charter during the March election. Commissioners will be able to hire an internal auditor and repeal the civil service code, which will allow city officials to revise it without state or voter approval.
  4. Delray Beach Fire Rescue Chief Danielle Connor has submitted her plans to retire to the city effective May 31. She has worked for the city since 1993. Her annual salary totaled $140,000.
  5. The city is expanding its reclaimed water project, which uses reclaimed water for landscape irrigation. The next area poised to use reclaimed water is along the Barrier Island south of Casuarina Road to Poinsettia Road. It is estimated construction will take about one year.
  6. A city agency has determined that 70 alleys in the Northwest and Southwest neighborhoods need improvements and 32 are of top priority.
  7. There will be a new vice mayor and deputy vice mayor in Delray. The city is poised to select the new positions during the city’s annual organizational meeting.
  8. Look for improvements to two downtown businesses. Popular Buddha Sky Bar and the Performance Juice Bar both have plans to renovate their spaces. There will be a walk up bar at the juice bar and an awning and the sushi hot spot plans to make changes to its space.
  9. Delray Beach Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Palm Beach County to carry naxalone nasal spray, or Narcan, to help fight the heroin epidemic. The nasal spray can help revive people who have overdosed.
  10. The city is hosting a college and youth job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16 at Pompey Park. Local businesses and colleges will be promoting their organizations and offering on-the-spot interviews. Bring a copy of your resume and dress professionally.