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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Rehabilitation of two neighborhood streets starts next week

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Roadway rehabilitation of two neighborhood streets is scheduled to begin this week on Willis Avenue between Welch Drive and Seneca Street and Seneca Street between Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard and Dunn Avenue. Due to their conditions, the roadways wi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Ride safe and stay healthy during Bike Week

Daytona Beach Main Street during Bike Week

Welcome Bikers! One of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world will celebrate its 80th anniversary during Bike Week March 5-14. Motorists should expect heavy traffic in the city during Bike Week.

Due to the pandemic, the following changes are being mad...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Local Black pioneers honored with banners on city’s main thoroughfare

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An effort to recognize historic Black leaders has expanded this month through a partnership between the Midtown Community Development Corporation and the city. Street banners will be displayed on International Speedway Boulevard from Nova Road to Dr. Mart...

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Posted on: February 26, 2021

Routine flushing of city water through March 26

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The city is going through the process of flushing and treating its water distribution system to maintain safe and delicious water. The process includes switching the disinfectant used from chloramines to a free chlorine. The city does this on a regular ba...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Register for Candidate Forum, March 20, 9 a.m.

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Residents have the opportunity to meet candidates and ask questions.

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Halifax Historical Museum features fire department’s history

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The history of the Daytona Beach Fire Department is featured in an exhibit at the Halifax Historical Museum. Now through the summer, guests can view the exhibit with memorabilia and equipment highlighting the department’s histo...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

City offers learn-to-swim lessons

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Registration is open for learn-to-swim lessons that will begin Monday, April 5, at the city’s Cypress Aquatic Center located 981 George W. Engram Blvd.The lessons are for youth ages 4 to 10, as well as adults. There are multiple swimming skill l...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Stay informed of crime in your area

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With the click of your mouse, you can see the types of crimes happening in Daytona Beach through CrimeMapping.com. Residents can see the types of crimes and sort information based on the following:

  • Date
  • Addresses
  • Distance
  • Offenses

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

DBFD starts program to fight opioid addiction

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The Daytona Beach Fire Department (DBFD) launched a new program aimed at helping individuals suffering from substance abuse and addiction. The DART (Drug Abuse Response Team) is a collaborative effort between the DBFD Community Paramedicine Program, the D...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

View this year’s State of the City

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Watch as Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry discusses last year’s successes and challenges beginning with the pandemic, which affected every aspect of our community.

The city responded to the unprecedented challenges while still completing project...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Daytona Spring Turkey Run, March 26-28

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Come celebrate the 31st annual Daytona Spring Turkey Run and view thousands of classic cars on display. The event will take place from Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28, at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd. Visitors ...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

City recognizes beloved community activist

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At the Feb. 3, 2021, commission meeting, a request to name a new multipurpose field at Derbyshire Park to the “Norma J. Bland Football & Soccer Field” was unanimously approved. Norma Bland was born and raised in Daytona Beach and h...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

State deed restrictions’ legislative update

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The city’s request to remove state deed restrictions on a .41 acre riverfront parcel was unanimously approved by the Florida Cabinet at their meeting Tuesday, March 2, in Tallahassee.

The property is south of Orange Avenue in the Halifax Harbor M...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Overall crime down in 2020

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Overall crime in Daytona Beach has been on a downward path in the last decade. According to the recently released preliminary reports for 2020 from the police department, the trajectory continues to trend down. Most notably, auto thefts, burglaries, larce...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

New police recruit vehicle hits the streets

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Police recruitment is revving to a new level with the addition of a custom-wrapped vehicle taking to the streets. With iconic images of the city emblazed on the 2020 Chevy Malibu, the vehicle provides a visible reminder that the police department is conti...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Commissioners approve resolution to support environmental initiative

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At the Jan. 6, 2021, City Commission  meeting, commissioners approved a resolution supporting House Bill H.R.5589 and U.S. Senate - Senate Bill S.3939 jointly titled Blue Carbon for Our Planet Act. This bipartisan legislation seeks to establish a...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Commissioners approve Bike Week Master Plan

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The 80th anniversary of Bike Week is happening in Daytona Beach this March 5-14 with plans in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. City commissioners approved the Bike Week 2021 Private Property Master Plan submitted by the Daytona Beach Regional...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County classes for home buyers

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The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension in Volusia County (UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County) is a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency. They offer two-part classes that consist of eight hours of classroom educati...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Publix and VA offer COVID-19 vaccine

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Publix offering COVID-19 vaccineGovernor Ron DeSantis has announced that Publix will offer a limited number of COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies in Volusia County. The vaccine will be available for healthcare personnel with direct patient contact, residents...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Free COVID-19 testing offered daily

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Free COVID-19 testingFree COVID-19 testing continues to be available at the city gym located at 1000 Live Oak St. in New Smyrna Beach. The state-run site offers self-swab rapid antigen testing with results expected within 15 minutes. The site also offers ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

City continues to provide rental assistance

WEB_Rental Assistance_Aug 19 2020

The city is continuing to offer rental assistance to residents impacted with a financial hardship due to the pandemic. The city was awarded an additional $599,913 in Community Development Block Grant funds as part of the federal CARES Act.

Rental assistanc...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Citizens on Patrol recruiting volunteers

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The Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) is recruiting volunteers to join its Citizens on Patrol (COP) program, a volunteer service where residents perform crime watch activities, alert the police department of hazardous and unlawful behavior and provid...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Revised procedures for City Commission and advisory board meetings

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To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the city has revised procedures to allow remote and in-person public participation at city commission and advisory board meetings.

  • Members of the public who want to comment on an agenda item or items can complete this for...
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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Stay connected!

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Get the latest city updates by following our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Nextdoor, LinkedIn, YouTube or Spectrum Channel 490 (DBTV).

To sign up for the emergency alerts, go to the city’s website – www.codb.us, and from the homepage, c...

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