County Commissioners will resume their regular meeting schedule on Tuesday, August 20th at 10AM. Meetings are open to the public and held at the Governmental Center, Commission Chambers - Room 422, in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Unable to attend a meeting? A new and improved Broward.org/Commission website now offers enhanced options for viewing Commission meetings live and on demand, and for searching current and previous agendas for information about actions taken. Now it’s easier than ever to view Commission meetings and access agenda items. More…
This week marks the successful launch of Broward County's local government radio system. Completed prior to the start of the new school year, approximately 4,000 local government agency and public school radio users from the public safety radio system have migrated to a new and separate local government radio system. The consolidation ensures that public safety first responders have their own dedicated public safety radio system while saving money for local government and public school users. Broward County will continue to monitor the performance of the new system and provide modifications as needed. Subscribe to updates on Regional 911.
If seeing is believing, take a moment to view drone video footage of the North Runway rehabilitation project. Only then can you fully appreciate the magnitude of the project and the progress being made toward completion. Read FLL's bi-monthly newsletter for major project milestones and accomplishments, and track the countdown toward runway re-opening scheduled for September 30th.
The 2020 Census is right around the corner and many residents and community groups have questions about what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted. If you would like to have someone from the Census 2020 Speakers Bureau present at your next Homeowners’ Association meeting, non-profit group, business conference, government meeting, or other community gatherings, please email your request to Census2020@Broward.org. For more information about Census 2020, visit Broward.org/Census2020.
While students were on summer break, Broward County’s Traffic Engineering and Highway and Bridge Maintenance Divisions were hard at work improving safety in many of the County’s school zones. Several projects were completed including reprogramming 1,061 school flashing beacons to coincide with school schedules for early release, exam, and professional study days, and posting 37 signs updating school hours. This is part of a larger program to update 500 new signs by mid-September. Enhancements and improvements were made to sidewalks, curb ramps and roadways that impact Coral Springs Middle School, Hawkes Bluff Elementary School in Davie and J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs. These safety zone improvement projects were completed using gas taxes. More…
Mark your calendar on October 9-10 for the 2019 International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE). To date, 63 countries have confirmed their participation at FITCE, the largest international trade and cultural conference organized by government in the state of Florida. The expo will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center and provide a unique opportunity to engage high level government leaders, international trade experts and business delegations from around the world in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. More than 1,500 attendees are expected. Visit Broward.org/EconDev.
With a week until the peak of hurricane season, mid-August to mid-September, Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is encouraging all businesses in the county to be prepared. Preparation is the key to surviving a disaster and managing the aftermath. To help you better prepare, here's a list of ways to make sure you and your business can emerge from the 2019 hurricane season unscathed.
Identify Your Risk
Have A Plan - Business and Employees
Back Up Your Data
Review Your Insurance Policy
For a wealth of information to help with preparedness planning for your business, visit Ready.gov/Business. Stay connected with OESBD on Twitter.com/BCOESBD, Like Facebook.com/BrowardCountyOESBD and sign up for emergency notifications from Broward County at ALERT!Broward. Remember, it only takes one storm to change your life and our community.
The Solid Waste and Recycling Service Community Cleanups held in the Broward Municipal Services District have made a significant difference toward beautifying the community. From June-August, more than 80 volunteers cleaned and spruced up Broadview Park, Washington Park, Franklin Park, Boulevard Gardens and Roosevelt Gardens by collecting more than eight tons of trash. The Boulevard Gardens Civic Association, Men of Action, students from Stranahan and South Plantation High Schools, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Work Release Program and Deputy John Scaglione have consistently participated to help keep Broward beautiful. Become a cleanup volunteer by visiting the Community Cleanup website.
People aren't the only ones who enjoy time in a water park to cool off from summer heat. Take your dog(s) to Woofing Waters Dog Park at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach for Bark After Dark on Friday, August 23rd, from 6 - 8PM. The event includes musical entertainment, rescue and non-profit organizations on site, vendors, and a happy-hour sociable. Bring proof of current rabies vaccinations. Admission is $6 per dog. For additional information or questions call Quiet Waters at 954-357-5100. Visit Broward.org/Parks.