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July 1, 2014. 
100 N. Andrews Ave. 
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Conference Meeting- 1:30 Regular Meeting- 6:00 p.m.
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JUNE 2014

Fort Lauderdale an All-America City!

The City of Fort Lauderdale has captured the prestigious All-America City Award!  The official announcement honoring Fort Lauderdale with the 2014 national title was made June 15 by the National Civic League at its annual conference in Denver, CO.  Established in 1949, the All-America City Award recognizes cities, counties, towns, neighborhoods, and metropolitan areas across the country for exemplary community-based problem solving and civic engagement efforts that involve public, private, and non-profit entities.  Click here to read the complete story.

Introducing Lauderserv


Fort Lauderdale is proud to introduce Lauderserv, an exciting new way to access customer service from your computer or mobile device.  


Neighbors can use Lauderserv to submit customer service requests or report a variety of concerns, including: streetlight outages, overgrown landscaping, deceased animals, and graffiti. Use the map tool to identify the exact location of the concern, and upload photos with your request.  Neighbors can also track the status of existing requests online.  Access Lauderserv on the City website, or by downloading the smartphone app from the Itunes App Store or Google Play.


The app also links to current beach conditions and the City's social media accounts, so neighbors can stay informed on the latest news and events happening in our community. Additional features will be added to the app in the coming months.

July 4 Spectacular


Celebrate America's Independence Day at the City of Fort Lauderdale's 4th of July Spectacular! Join us on Fort Lauderdale Beach at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4. Highlights will include: family activities, beach games, live music, and entertainment. As the sun goes down, watch the sky light up with the City's annual fireworks show at 9 p.m. Don't miss this dazzling event!


For more information on the 4th of July Spectacular, including the event schedule, parking locations, and shuttle information, click here, call the City's event hotline at (954) 828-5363, or "Like" us on Facebook.   

SunTrust Jazz Brunch


The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk from Esplanade Park to Riverfront. Listen to the soulful sounds of outstanding local jazz artists on three stages from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. The scheduled performers for Sunday, July 6 include: Christina Sichta, Billy Bones & Justin Trapani, and the Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Band. The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is produced by the City of Fort Lauderdale and is sponsored by SunTrust Bank, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, News Radio 610 WIOD, Beck's Sapphire, and Bud Light Platinum. For more information, please call our 24-hour event hotline at (954) 828-5363 or click here.

Town Hall July 10

There is only one Telephone Town Hall Meeting left in 2014!  Vice Mayor and District IV Commissioner Romney Rogers will host the final meeting on Thursday, July 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
The Town Hall Meeting is a perfect opportunity to ask the Vice Mayor a question or provide input on City services.  Neighbors with listed phone numbers will receive a phone call prior to the meeting.  Those that are available and wish to participate can stay on the line to share their idea or listen to the discussion.  Alternatively, residents can also call the toll free number (855) 269-4484 from their home or cell phone to participate.  Click here to listen to previous calls or to learn more about the Telephone Town Hall Meetings and how to participate.  

Starlight Musicals


Join us for the Bank of America Starlight Musicals, a free concert series on Friday nights through August 1, 2014 (excluding July 4). The shows take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, 1300 E. Sunrise Boulevard. Upcoming performers include Sassy Singz (June 20), the Valerie Tyson Band (June 27), and Turnstiles (July 11). For more details, call (954) 828-5363 or visit  

Complete Streets


The City of Fort Lauderdale is working to transform our community into a fully connected, pedestrian-friendly, multimodal City that improves pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety through a Complete Streets approach, which is one of the top priorities outlined in the citywide Vision Plan.


As part of the City's Downtown Walkability and Complete Streets initiatives, the City of Fort Lauderdale introduced the Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Program, which is the first of its kind in the City and Broward County, to help create a safer balance between cars and people.


Painted intersections, which are murals painted on the street, create a sense of place through designs that reflect the character of an area and add to the social and economic fabric of a community. They also offer traffic-calming through colorful, visual public art displays and provide safer experiences for pedestrians through well-marked crosswalks incorporated into the art design. Painted intersections also provide motorists with a tangible, visible reminder that they are traveling in a public thoroughfare and should be on the lookout for pedestrians, joggers, and bicyclists in the area.


The City kicked off the painted intersection project on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at E. Las Olas Boulevard and S.E. 1st Avenue.  


We invite you to watch as we paint the second intersection, located at E. Las Olas Boulevard and S.E. 2nd Street, on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here to view the event flyer.


For more information or details, please call (954) 828-3794 or email  

Adopt A Neighbor


The City recently partnered with the South Middle River Civic Association for the second Adopt A Neighbor event on Saturday, June 14.  More than 25 volunteers gave their time and energy to help clear landscaping, remove a partial fence, and paint a home in the South Middle River community.  Lowe's also helped by donating more than $400 in essential supplies that were used to enhance the property. Click here for more information on the second Adopt A Neighbor event.  If you would like to volunteer to assist a neighbor in need, please call the City's Neighbor Volunteer Office at (954) 828-8658.  

Heroes Honored


Two Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue firefighter/paramedics recently received special recognition from the Broward County Fire Chiefs Association. 


Driver Engineer David Bassion was named "Paramedic of the Year" for his life-saving actions after witnessing a boat accident while vacationing in a remote part of the Bahamas. Bassion rushed to the scene and treated the critically injured patients until help arrived.  He also stayed with the patients during the transport to the hospital.


Lieutenant James Carroll was named "Public Educator of the Year" for his Baby Sleep Safe public education program.  This program trains Fire Department personnel across the country to learn how to spot dangerous environments for babies and teaches them how to educate families about removing hazards and providing a safe environment for children in their homes. Lt. Carroll started this program with Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and has grown it into a national initiative. Since the inception of the program, the infant death rate from accidents in the home has dropped significantly. Click here for more information on the program.  

Conservation Pays


The Broward Water Partnership, which includes Fort Lauderdale, has made a 20-year goal to save 30 million gallons of water a day. The program includes many different initiatives, including one that offers $100 rebates for replacing old high flow toilets with new, high-efficiency WaterSense® models. 


If your property was built before 1994, you likely have older model toilets that use more than 3.5 gallons of water per flush. Replace those toilets with new, water-saving models and you could receive a rebate of up to $100 for each new toilet. 


Numerous homeowners, businesses, and associations throughout Broward County are benefiting from this program. A condo association in Sunrise replaced all 138 of their older toilets with newer, water-efficient models, and the association has reported saving approximately $2,000 PER MONTH on their water bill.


This program is open to single-family homes, multifamily homes and businesses. Click here for information on the Conservation Pays program.



Stay informed in an emergency! Signup for CodeRED today
CodeRED® is a high-speed telephone communication service that enables the City to send emergency notifications to registered phone numbers. 
In the event of an evacuation notice, utility outage, water main break, flood, chemical spill, or other emergency situation, the system will deliver a recorded message to either a live person, answering machine, or voicemail.


Residents and businesses in the City of Fort Lauderdale are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED® emergency notifications by registering their home or cell phone.  Registration is free and personal information will be kept confidential. 

Feature Artist


Fort Lauderdale proudly displays original artwork from local artists each month on the first floor of City Hall. For the month of June 2014, Fort Lauderdale selected abstract artist Frank Martin. Click here to read Frank's bio and be sure to stop by City Hall to see his art on display through the end of the month.   

Free CPR Training


Did you know that more than 90% of cardiac arrest victims do not survive? We want to change that in the City of Fort Lauderdale. 


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a simple skill that can help you save a life and we are proud to offer free training for your HOA, civic group or neighborhood association.  


To learn more about scheduling a CPR training session, please send an email with your contact information to or call (954) 828-6700.

Get Swimming!


The Parks and Recreation Department offers swim lessons for all ages and skill levels, infant through adult.  Heated pools and certified instructors are available at a location near you.  In addition to swimming lessons, we also offer lap swim, lifeguard training, pool parties, pool rentals, recreational swim, swim team, and water aerobics.  For more details, call (954) 828-6555 or click here. 

Public Safety Tips


Vehicle burglary happens every day. You can help prevent this crime by taking a few easy steps:


  • Do not leave any valuables in your car, even for a few minutes. This includes: wallets, purses, bags, GPS devices, cell phones, jewelry, computers, iPods, or iPads.
  • Park in a designated parking space where your car will be highly visible. In a parking lot, select a space near the entrance, where there is the most activity and your vehicle car can be seen by others passing by.
  • Remove visible items from your car. Victims of vehicle burglary tend to leave their valuable items in plain view, in the front passenger seat or front console area. It only takes a few seconds for someone to break into a car and remove these items. Remember, it only takes a few seconds to place these items in the trunk of your car where they are not visible. 
  • Lock your doors and roll up your windows anytime you leave your vehicle, even when you are pumping gas, or running into a school or daycare to drop off or pick up children.  By practicing these simple steps we can work together to make Fort Lauderdale a safer community.  

Sister Cities and the World Cup


Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International began in 1961 and has 18 Sister Cities in 14 countries on six continents around the world.


Several Sister City countries are competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Ghana, and Spain. Click here for more information.   
The organization is also proud to announce Tortuga Air's new service to Fort Lauderdale Sister City, Cap Haitien, Haiti. Click here for more information on this announcement. 
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