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Posted on: June 25, 2022

Lee Wenner Park and Boat Ramps Back Open

Lee Wenner Boat Ramps

Beginning in February, the boat ramps, Captain Ed Lanni T-Dock, day slips and boat parking at Lee Wenner Park were closed for a large dredging and restoration project which was funded through grants from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND). The ...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: June 8, 2022

2021 Water Quality Report Available On-Line

City of Cocoa 2021 Annual Water Quality Report

2021 Water Quality Report Available On-Line

The 2021 Water Quality Report (the newest report) is now available for viewing on the internet at www.cocoafl.org/waterqualityreport. Cocoa is listing this URL on water bills in June and July so you can find the ...

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Additional Info... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: May 20, 2022

For the 4th Year in a Row, Cocoa has Been Awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Finance team displaying the 2021 Budget Award

On April 11, 2022, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that the City of Cocoa received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Adopted Budget document. This prestigious honor represents a signific...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Space Coast Police K9 Foundation Donates K9 Vests to Cocoa PD

Cocoa Police K9

In April, Council approved the Cocoa Police Department to accept the donation of 4 K9 specific vests from the Space Coast Police K9 Foundation to help protect Cocoa PD's K9 unit as they continue to protect and serve the citizens of Cocoa. 

The Spa...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Radisson Individuals Signs its First New Build Hotel Near Florida’s Fastest Growing Cruise Terminal

Cocoa Village Hotel

Radisson Hotel Group Americas today announced the signing of The Cocoa Village Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals in the stunning city of Cocoa, Florida. Set to open in 2023, this will be the first newly constructed hotel for the brand. Located in th...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: April 13, 2022

City Council Approves Purchase of Lots to Add 73 Parking Spaces in Cocoa Village

Oleander Parking layout with 73 additional parking spaces

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, Cocoa City Council authorized city staff to negotiate the purchase of two additional parcels of land along Oleander Street in Cocoa Village to bring 73 additional parking spaces to the Cocoa Village area. 

In late 2021,...

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Additional Info... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: April 13, 2022

The City of Cocoa has seen an 11.1% drop in crime in 2021

Mission Statement Badge Logo Community First. Promoting Partnerships. Demonstrating Excellence.

Data submitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for 2021, shows crime is down in the City of Cocoa. The annual Uniform Crime Report shows an 11.1% drop in the overall crime rate for the city in 2021, with 9.6% fewer crimes reported. A closer a...

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Cocoa Police Department Info... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2022

City of Cocoa to Sponsor Residents to go through Lifeguard Course

Lifeguard

Cocoa City Council has approved to sponsor at least 4 residents to go through the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Lifeguard Course in hopes to get more Lifeguards at the Dr. Joe Lee Smith Community Center pool. The pool can not be open and used by the...

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Application... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2022

City of Cocoa Completes the FY21 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and Audit

FY21 Annual Financial Report cover

The City of Cocoa Finance department presented to Cocoa City Council at the March 22, 2022 City Council meeting the Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Financial Report (ACFR) and Audit Report. These documents which are required to be produced highlighted no audit co...

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Additional Info... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Two FDOT Projects in Design for SR 520 in Cocoa

Mock-up of the SR520 project east of US1

The Florida Department of Transportation is currently in the design phase for two major projects on State Road 520 in Cocoa that will see the removal of the auxiliary lane east of US1 in the Cocoa Village area with added parking, increased medians and enh...

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Additional Info... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Cocoa Police Community Engagement Center Opens

ribbon cutting group shot at the Community Engagement Center

The City of Cocoa and the Cocoa Police Department celebrated the grand opening of the Community Engagement Center off of Varr Street in Provost Park on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility. The center now houses the...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Cocoa Awarded Grant to Complete the Design of Water Quality and Resiliency Project

Conceptual Plan for Dixon Blvd and Indian River Drive Water Quality and Resiliency project

The City of Cocoa was awarded a $40,000 matching grant from the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program to complete the final design for a proposed Water Quality Restoration Project at Dixon Blvd. and Indian River Dr. The proposed project would eleva...

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Info on the IRL National Estuary Program... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 28, 2022

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

Tree canopy in Cocoa along Indian River Drive

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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Additional Info on the grant... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Re-drawn District Boundaries Adopted by Council

City of Cocoa approved redistricting map

Per the City of Cocoa Charter, the City of Cocoa is required to redraw or adjust district boundaries of each of the districts within the City following each federal census held every 10 years. District population information was received from the 2020 Cen...

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City of Cocoa Districts... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Backyard Chicken Program Gets Final Approval From Council

Backyard chickens

In February, Cocoa City Council unanimously approved Cocoa's Backyard Chicken Program which will allow residents, who follow the permitting process and get final approval, to keep up to 4 chickens on an occupied single-family residence.

Residents who occup...

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City of Cocoa Planning and Zoning... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Cocoa City Council Approves US 1 Bicycle Route Realignment through the City of Cocoa

Bike route 1 map

At the February 22, 2022 Cocoa City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved a resolution approving the realignment of the US Bicycle Route System along US1 on to Indian River Drive and through Cocoa Village to allow for a more scenic route for bicyc...

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Bike Routes Through Florida... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Stormwater Recreation Facility Named for Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole Stormwater Recreation Area

The Emma Jewel/Diamond Square CRA Master Stormwater Recreation Area has been unanimously approved by Cocoa City Council to be renamed the Thomas Cole Stormwater Recreation Area at the February 22, 2022 Cocoa City Council Meeting.

Per a request from Distric...

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Additional Info on Emma Jewel Charter Academy... Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Cocoa Fire Inspector Named 2021 Inspector of the Year

Cocoa Fire Inspector Sam Schaller

Cocoa Fire Inspector Sam Schaller was named the 2021 Fire Inspector of the Year by the Space Coast Fire Chief's Association. Schaller joined the Cocoa Fire Department in 2020. 

As the city's fire inspector, he is responsible for ...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Dredging and Restoration of Boat Ramps at Lee Wenner Park to Start February 28th

Lee Wenner Park Closures

Beginning Monday, February 28, 2022 the boat ramps, Captain Ed Lanni T-Dock, day slips and boat parking at Lee Wenner Park will be closed for approximately 90 days for the boat ramp dredging and restoration project. This project, which was funded through ...

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Cocoa News Flash
Posted on: August 25, 2021

Councilman Hearn Appointed to the Young Elected Municipal Officials Advisory Council

District 2 Councilman, Lavander Hearn

District 2 Cocoa City Councilmember, Lavander Hearn has been appointed as a member of the Florida League of Cities Young Elected Municipal Officials Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of about 20 emerging leaders, all under the age of 40, that wil...

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Cocoa News Flash