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Posted on: October 5, 2022

City of Cocoa Donates Water to Lee County Residents

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On Tuesday, October 4, 2022, the City of Cocoa donated 5,520 bottles of water to provide disaster relief services to Lee County DOT following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian. 

The bottled water was purchased to prepare for the 2021 hurr...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Cocoa Mayor Blake Elected as 2nd VP for the Florida League of Cities

Mayor Blake with Elected Officials of the Florida League of Cities

At the Florida League of Cities Annual Conference, which was held this past August 11-12, 2022 in Hollywood, FL, Cocoa Mayor Michael C. Blake was elected as the 2nd Vice President of the Florida League of Cities. The association serves an integral role as...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Eastern Florida State College Reveals 10-year, $87m Plan for Cocoa Campus

Mock-up of the Eastern Florida State College Cocoa Campus plan

Eastern Florida State College’s plan to invest $87 million in new academic buildings on its Cocoa Campus over the next decade will be a major "economic engine" that spurs growth and development in central Brevard County.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Mayor Michael C. Blake Recipient of Home Rule Hero Award

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At the July meeting of the Space Coast League of Cities, Mayor Michael C. Blake was recognized with a Home Rule Hero award from the Florida League of Cities for his advocacy efforts at both the state and local level.

“On behalf of the League and its legisl...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Brightline Test Runs Increase Max Speed

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Brightline’s construction team will continue critical work on its Orlando extension, increasing maximum speeds to 79 mph in Brevard County, to integrate a new second railroad track into the corridor.

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Chef's Kitchen Successfully Completes Cocoa's Upstart Business Development Program

Owners of Chef's Kitchen with members of Cocoa City Council and staff

Chef’s Kitchen, a soul food restaurant in Cocoa, was the first business to successfully complete Cocoa’s new Upstart Cocoa program and get approval from Cocoa City Council for a $7,500 forgivable business loan. The new program, which started in 2021, was ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Urban Forest Management Plan for Cocoa Accepted as Part of Urban and Community Forestry Grant

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Cocoa City Council unanimously approved to accept the City of Cocoa Urban Forest Management Plan and authorized staff to move forward with plan recommendations. The plan, which was conducted as part of a three year Urban and Community Forestry grant from ...

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