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Posted on: February 27, 2024

City Commission meeting date changed

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Due to Mainland High School’s boys and girls basketball teams playing in FHSAA Final Four games in Lakeland next week, the regularly scheduled meeting of Daytona Beach’s City Commission at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 has been reschedu...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Midtown Music concerts begin April 20

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Get ready to dance the night away at this year’s Midtown Music Concert Series, which will return to the stage in newly refurbished Daisy Stocking Park, 550 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. 

There will be an unforgettable lineup of live perf...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Take control of your phone's security

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Are you ready to take control of your phone's security? Join the city’s cybersecurity experts for a free Cell Phone Security Class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the computer room at the Dickerson Rec Complex. Don't let your p...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Crab & Seafood Festival, April 27

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Save the date! Daytona Beach's annual Crab & Seafood Festival is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27 Attendees can enjoy a variety of delicious dishes at this festival on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard between Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

City receives $125,000 grant to expand youth learning program

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Great news for Daytona Beach's youth! The City of Daytona Beach is proud to announce its selection as a grant recipient in the 2024 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards, facilitated by the U.S. Confere...

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Posted on: February 12, 2024

Daytona Beach Fire Department announces promotions

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Deputy City Manager and Fire Chief Dru Driscoll recently announced the promotions of four of Daytona Beach Fire Department’s valued members.

Jessica Matthews was promoted to the rank of Deputy Fire Chief where she’s  charged wi...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024

Street banner program features Daytona Beach's trailblazers

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In a spirit of unity, the city partnered with the Midtown Community Development Corporation and developed a street banner series in the Midtown area for the fourth year. Starting in February, banners featuring local African American pioneers will be displ...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 13, 2022

Bike Week Master Plan

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Approved Bike Week 2024 Master Plan for private property

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Cultuvue 2024

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Make sure to visit the photography exhibit, "Cultuvue," now on display at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural & Educational Center, 1000 Vine St. "Cultuvue," under the creative direction of Kenneth Grant Inzpirations, features an a...

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Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 13, 2022

State of the City 2024

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The annual State of the City video is a compilation of highlights from community events, capital projects and commissioner initiatives in 2023. As you can see in this brief video, citizen engagement, improving public spaces and upgrading infrastructure we...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Residents can serve on Board of Adjustment

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The City of Daytona Beach is recruiting three members for its Board of Adjustment (BOA). Prospective board members must be Daytona Beach residents living in Zone 1, Zone 2 and Zone 6. Duties of the BOA include reviewing and deciding on requests for proper...

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Posted on: January 19, 2024

New host for city's weekly talk-radio show

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Meet Donna Gray-Banks, Daytona Beach Radio’s new host on JOY Radio 106.3 FM.  Donna is taking the helm of the city-sponsored weekly talk-radio show, bringing listeners timely city updates and engaging interviews. Donna is a seasoned communicator ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2023

Police Department partners to help drivers replace lights

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Drivers who get pulled over in Daytona Beach for a broken or burned-out headlight, taillight, brake light or turn signal can receive a voucher worth up to $250 to cover repairs instead of getting a ticket. 

Announced by Police Chief Jakari Young, ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

City Clerk earns industry designation

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Long-serving City Clerk Letitia LaMagna earned the Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation after completing the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Program. Hours of specialized coursework and on-the-job experience were factors in the e...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 13, 2022

Registration open for Easter Beach Run

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Registration is open for the city’s popular Easter Beach Run happening Saturday, March 30. Participants of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy a scenic view while traveling out and back for the 2-mile or 4-mile run/walk. Kids can participate i...

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Free tennis lessons for youth

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The Derbyshire Community Tennis Inc. is offering free youth tennis lessons, at Derbyshire Sports Complex at 849 Derbyshire Road. Lessons are at 5 to 6:45 p.m. every Tuesday starting Feb. 6. The lessons are for youth 6 to 18 through April 30. To register f...

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Who was Brownie?

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Brownie was a friendly stray dog who became a goodwill ambassador for Daytona Beach in the 1940s to early 50s.

In the early 1940s, Brownie roamed the downtown area before settling at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Beach Street. Ed Budgen, owner of t...

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Posted on: December 8, 2023

Down payment assistance offered to low-income residents

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For most people, owning a home is more than having a roof over their heads. It symbolizes achieving the American dream. The Redevelopment and Neighborhood Services Department can help low-income residents reach the lofty goal of home ownership. They are p...

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Posted on: December 1, 2023

Volusia County program accepting applications

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Financial support offered to income-eligible homeowners

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Halifax Marina named “Elite Fleet 2023”

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For the third year in a row, the city-owned Halifax Harbor Marina was designated as an "Elite Fleet" by Marinas.com. The Elite Fleet tier is awarded to marinas with a standard of excellent customer service, evidenced by maintaining an average st...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Registration open for youth baseball

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Kids 7 to 12 can hit it out of the park this spring by registering for the city's youth baseball program. Free clinics will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. throughout February and will focus on the fundamentals of baseball, teamwork and self-confiden...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

City's mobile app provides ease and convenience

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The City of Daytona Beach is improving citizen accessibility with its innovative city mobile application, DBCityConnect. The app is available to download on the Apple and Google app stores.  

Using the city’s branded color palette, the app incorpo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

U.S. News & World Report published its 2024 rankings

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Daytona Beach is a 2024 top place to retire in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report! This year, affordability was most heavily weighted out of the six factors in the 2024 Best Places to Retire methodology, including happiness, heal...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Street sweeping services brought in-house

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Starting at 3 a.m. weekdays, two city employees in new street sweeping vehicles are hard at work removing debris from well-traveled roadways throughout Daytona Beach. The process of cleaning streets is not only for aesthetic purposes, it also helps keep s...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Grant awarded for Midtown

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Daytona Beach is one of 14 communities nationwide to be awarded a $500,000 federal Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City partnered with the Housing Authority to apply for the highly compet...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Stay in-the-know about city projects

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Responsible for maintaining the transportation infrastructure and keeping Daytona Beach beautiful, the city's Public Infrastructure and Capital Projects department keeps busy with various projects. 

To see what projects are happening throughout Da...

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

Meet Your Commissioner Videos Available

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The City Commission of Daytona Beach consists of seven elected officials - one mayor and six zone commissioners. They each serve four-year terms, and elections are staggered on even-numbered years. For a map of the city's zone, ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Staff help small business owners navigate permitting process

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The City of Daytona Beach understands how important small businesses are to the health and vitality of its local economy. To help guide prospective business owners through the necessary steps, the city has two dedicated staff members to serve as liaisons ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2023

Newly opened Riverfront Esplanade transforms outdoor space in downtown

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What started with a community vision and a desire to rekindle a memory has come to reality with the opening of the Riverfront Esplanade. Reimagined into existence by local leaders J. Hyatt and Cici Brown, with the help of the city and the community, the f...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Applications accepted for Youth Advisory Board

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Applications are being accepted from youth who want to serve on the city’s new Youth Advisory Board. Participants will learn about local government and provide input and helpful information to the City Commission as it relates to issues affectin...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Registration open for After-School program

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Registration is open for the city's after-school program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students at Schnebly Recreation Center. The program is offered from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. The fee is $900 for the school year and can be pai...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Over 30 programs offered throughout the city

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With over 30 programs offered throughout Daytona Beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy during their leisure time. From Game Night to Kung-fu and Senior Oasis, residents can find programs at any of the city's five community centers.

Cypress Aquati...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Volunteers needed for tutoring program

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The city’s after-school program is seeking volunteers to help elementary-aged students improve their math and reading skills. The after-school program meets 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the school year and meets at the Schn...

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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Game Night offered for residents

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Join us for Game Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Open to all ages, attendees can enjoy playing a variety of board games and card games for free.&nb...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

New online permitting software system launched

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The City of Daytona Beach is using a new online permitting software system, called Intuitive Municipal Solutions (iMS), which streamlines the process for issuing building permits and improves access to stored data for individual properties and large-scale...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Residents can Adopt-A-Drain

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With afternoon thunderstorms, residents may notice water ponding in roadways. There are 1,464 storm drains that are privately maintained (by private or commercial property owners or homeowners’ associations) and 4,931 city-maintained drains.&...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Road resurfacing program fully funded

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In the new fiscal year’s budget, there is $4,450,000 dedicated to maintaining, rehabilitating and repaving neighborhood streets. The city’s popular repaving program is in its fourth year and to date, more than 106 lane miles of residen...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Contribute to the solution

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It’s normal to want to give money to someone who’s down and out, but often times it’s the worst thing you can do. Panhandling on busy roadways can be dangerous for panhandlers and motorists. Also, giving money prolongs the si...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Stay engaged and connected!

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The City of Daytona Beach uses various social media channels to engage and inform the community. The objective is to strengthen the city’s responsiveness and transparency by informing the community about city services, events, resources, programs, emergen...

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