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The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, 
October 21, 2014. 
100 N. Andrews Ave. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Conference Meeting- 1:30 Regular Meeting- 6:00 p.m.
Click here to review Commission Meeting agendas. 
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We Are Connected


The Uptown Link is a FREE midday shuttle service for the Uptown Business District that was implemented to promote connectivity, enhance mobility, improve traffic flow, and to create a City that offers viable, sustainable public transportation alternatives.  The Link also fulfills the top priority outlined in our community Vision Plan, which is to transform Fort Lauderdale into a fully connected, pedestrian friendly, multimodal City.


Now, commuters, students, and visitors have convenient access to the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail station, the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, and nearby restaurants, shops, schools and other destinations along the Cypress Creek Road corridor Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  With two shuttle routes originating from the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail station, the Uptown Link service extends from Calvary Chapel east to Radice Corporate Park. Click here to learn more about the Uptown Link.
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We Are Happy!

The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department builds community each day by providing happy and healthy experiences for our neighbors with hardworking, dedicated employees. See how "happy" we are to do so!

Water Chlorination


The City of Fort Lauderdale will

temporarily return to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This preventive maintenance procedure will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 28 and will end at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 18, 2014.


Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfectionThe chlorination period is anticipated to be transparent to water customers; however, some may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water.  Some customers may also see water running from fire hydrants in their neighborhoods, which is part of the normal maintenance process.


This procedure will affect Fort Lauderdale, as well as Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Port Everglades, Village of Sea Ranch Lakes, Wilton Manors, and sections of the Town of Davie, Oakland Park, and Tamarac (east of State Road 7/441).


Fort Lauderdale maintains the highest standards to ensure clean, high quality drinking water is delivered to its customers.  The City's drinking water meets all federal, state, and local drinking water quality standards.  Call the 24-Hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000 for more information.   

The Green Scene


In an effort to educate our community about easy ways to preserve our environment and Green Your Routine, the City's Urban Forrester provides useful tips in his daily blog, "Gene's Green Scene."  From planting a Florida-Friendly yard to recycling waste, Gene's blog offers practical information to teach neighbors about our local ecosystem, and how small changes can help make your property and our community more sustainable.  Visit the City website to read Gene's Green Scene today.  

Protecting Our Water


Did you know that water customers play an important role in assuring that our water supply remains free of contamination?


Once water flows from the water plants and enters the distribution system, property owners and contractors are responsible for preventing contaminants and pollutants from entering the water distribution system.


Laws require certain property owners and contractors to comply with cross-connection and backflow prevention requirements.  Find out more at or call 954-828-8000.  

Nominate a Neighbor


The City is now accepting nominations for the 2014-2015 Citizens' Committee of Recognition Awards.


Visit for details and a nomination packet.

are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014. For more information, email or call 954-828-4742.

Seasonal High Tides


Flooding in low-lying areas is more likely in the fall months, as the close proximity of the moon, high tides, rising sea levels and inclement weather conditions combine to exacerbate flooding risks.


As a coastal community with numerous low-lying areas and 300 miles of canal coastline, Fort Lauderdale neighbors are advised to be especially vigilant during the months of October and November.


While the City maintains an extensive stormwater master plan and is instituting both aggressive maintenance and innovative adaptation solutions to address drainage, including the installation of tidal valves, the location and natural geography of the City makes neighborhoods susceptible to flooding.

Please refer to the City website for important information regarding seasonal high tides. To report flooding in your area, please call 954-828-8000.

Chamber Honoree


For more than 35 years, Greg Brewton has successfully planned and managed urban development projects for the City of Fort Lauderdale.  The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce will recognize Greg as the 2014 Hall of Fame recipient on November 6, 2014.  For details about the event, please click here.  

Sister Cities


Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International supported the Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo 2014. This event was created six years ago to provide hands-on training and camaraderie between firefighters from the United States and other nations around the world.   

Nearly 300 firefighters travel to Fort Lauderdale every year to participate in this innovative training conference that teaches the latest firefighting tactics and survival skills. The Fort Lauderdale Fire Expo 2014 has over 40 state and nationally certified instructors coming from various backgrounds (Homeland Security, FEMA, USAR, Military) providing a wide range of training opportunities. 

Fort Lauderdale Firefighters Benevolent Association hosts this extraordinary training event and the profits directly help firefighters and their families when they are injured. Some of the participating countries include Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.

Make a Difference Day Oct. 25


Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 25 for Fort Lauderdale's first "Make A Difference Day!" This national day of service will feature more than 25 volunteer community projects designed to enhance our City.
Participants can choose from a wide range of options including beach cleanups, a Community Police forum, invasive plant removal, book collections, Hands-Only CPR training, neighborhood beautification, landscaping and mulching, and numerous Adopt-A-Street beautification projects. Just pick a project and lend a hand! Visit the City website for a complete list of volunteer opportunities.  For more information, call the Neighbor Volunteer Office at 954-828-8658.  

Fire Prevention Day Oct. 25


Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, in conjunction with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, will  celebrate Fire Prevention day at the Museum of Discovery with a live fire demonstration.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Museum of Discovery & Science, located at 401 SW 2nd Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Attendees can watch a live fire demonstration and will see what happens to a house with no fire protection that is set on fire- from a small spark to a fully-involved blaze. The demonstration will then be repeated using a house that has proper fire protection.  Fort Lauderdale's new Fire Safety Trailer will also be on display to demonstrate simulated fires, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes,  floods, and teach neighbors safety measures for a variety of emergency situations.

Ribbon Cutting


Join us to officially kick off the Little Free Libraries with a series of ribbon cutting ceremonies on  Saturday, October 25. 


10:30 a.m., Middle River Terrace Park, 1329 NE 7 Avenue


12:30 p.m., Vista Park, 2851 N. Atlantic Boulevard


Enjoy story time, a book giveaway, and light refreshments as we celebrate Fort Lauderdale's newest Little Free Libraries! This event is part of Fort Lauderdale Makes a Difference Day. For more information, please call (954) 828-PARK (7275).

Give Input on Beach

Improvement Projects Oct. 27


The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will host a joint public meeting with the Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board to review conceptual design plans for the Central Beach Master Plan Public Improvement Projects. Neighbors are welcome to attend and encouraged to provide input.
Monday, October 27, 2014, 7 p.m.
Beach Community Center
3351 NE 33rd Avenue, near A1A & Oakland Park Boulevard.  For details, call 954-828-6130 or visit

Halloween Events


The City will transform into a world of folklore as princesses, superheroes, pirates, ghosts, goblins, and more fill the streets celebrating Halloween at one of our several events suitable for the entire family! For more information, please click here or call (954) 828-PARK (7275). 
Croissant Park Halloween Party, October 25
4 - 6 p.m., Croissant Park, 245 West Park Drive.
Trick or Treat on Second Street, October 26
1 - 4 p.m., Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street.
Spooky Halloween Dance, October 30
6:30-8:30 p.m. Bass Park, 2750 NW 19th Street
Teen Boo Bash, October 31
6 - 10 p.m., Osswald Park, 2220 NW 21st Avenue.
Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale will host the world's largest international Boat Show Oct. 30 thru November 3, 2014. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats and sea vessels will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, sailing yachts, catamarans, and extraordinary superyachts.
Covering seven locations and more than 3 million square feet of space, the show's transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can get around easily. Visit the Boat Show website for more information. 
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Big Toy & Truck


Calling kids of all ages!  The popular Big Toy & Truck Extravaganza returns on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Join us in Holiday Park, which is located at 1300 East Sunrise Boulevard, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a fun and exciting hands-on experience.

SunTrust JazzBrunch


The SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk. Listen to local jazz artists on three stages from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The scheduled performers for Sunday, November 2 are: Karina Iglesias, Martin Hand Quartet, and Chloe Dolandis. 


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. Click here

for details on this exceptional concert series.  

Hazardous Waste Drop Off


The City of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with neighboring communities to provide convenient, new options for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics (proof of residency required with driver's license or utility bill).

Cooperative agreements with other cities provide our residents with free access to dispose of hazardous waste and electronics in partnering cities.


The drop-off events are critical to protecting the environment by reducing the volume of waste in landfills and preventing the contamination of ground water.  Fort Lauderdale residents are invited to participate in ANY of the drop-off events.  The next event will take place in Pompano on Saturday November 8, click here

 for more information.  The final drop off of this year will take place in Tamarac on Saturday, December 6, 2014. 

Veterans Day


Join the City of Fort Lauderdale and the William C. Morris American Legion Post 36 at a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces.  The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Sandy Nininger Statue on the Riverwalk, behind the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.   

Light Up Lauderdale


Light Up Lauderdale is a ten week celebration of glittering holiday lights and holiday garland presented by Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and the City of Fort Lauderdale.  Join us as we light the switch to kick off this year's festive Light Up Lauderdale display at Esplanade Park on Thursday, November 13, 2014. In its sixth year, this free holiday spectacular showcases the two and half mile brick Riverwalk pathway on both sides of the New River in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. Parking may be easily found in multiple garages, parking lots or at meters throughout Downtown area. Visit Goriverwalk for more information.  

Club 55+


Join us at one of our Club 55+ kickoff events!

This program encourages seniors to enjoy

endless opportunities at 11 City parks for a

discounted annual Club 55+ membership rate

of only $60 for residents.


Kickoff events begin November 17-19.  For

more information, click here or call (954) 828-PARK (7275). 

Light Up the Beach


Join us at the spectacular Light Up the Beach event at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.  Enjoy holiday music and a lighting ceremony, followed by a live performance of the American Legion Symphonic Band.  Look for more information in your October utility bill and the next issue of the City newsletter.

Light Up Sistrunk


Save the date for the  annual Light Up Sistrunk event, which will start at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5, on Sistrunk Boulevard, between NW 9th Avenue and NW 12th Avenue. Bring the whole family to experience this exciting event that will feature music, live entertainment, food, vendors, kids activities and more.  Look for details about Light Up Sistrunk on the City's website in the coming weeks. If you would like to participate as a vendor or sponsor, please call 954-828-4742.

Winterfest Boat Parade


Mark your calendar- the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade sets sail on the New River on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Click here to visit the Winterfest Boat Parade website to find out everything you need to know about this spectacular signature Fort Lauderdale event! 
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