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City Commission
The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, 
March 3, 2015. 
 
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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Ryan Henderson, 

Neighbor Support Office,

rhenderson@fortlauderdale.gov

or call (954) 828-5213. 

 

Town Hall Meeting

Talk to the Mayor

 

Fort Lauderdale will host a series of five Telephone Town Hall Meetings, set to begin next month, to give neighbors a chance to provide input on City services, initiatives and events.  Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler will host the first citywide meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24.  

All of the meetings will be open to everyone, regardless of the Commission District in which you live or work.  Neighbors with listed phone numbers will receive a phone call prior to the start of the meeting.  Those that are available and wish to participate may stay on the line to share their idea or listen to the discussion.  Alternatively, residents can also call the toll free number 888-409-5380 from their home or cell phone to join.  Click here to learn more about the Telephone Town Hall Meetings and how to participate.

 

Mark your calendar for the upcoming meetings, which will take place from 7 - 8 p.m.:
District I Commissioner Roberts- April 16
District II Commissioner Trantalis- May 13
District III Commissioner McKinzie- June 18
District IV Commissioner Rogers- Sept. 10 2015

Recent and Upcoming 

Election Information


A Municipal Primary Election took place in the City of Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Candidates for Mayor (elected citywide) and District III Commissioner (elected in District III) were on the ballot. 

John P. "Jack" Seiler received 70.67 percent of the vote and was re-elected to a third terms as Mayor.
Robert L. McKinzie received 58.79 percent and was elected to serve as City Commissioner of District III.  The City Commissioner for District I, Bruce G. Roberts, and the City Commissioner for District IV, Romney Rogers, were both reelected without opposition.

The election for District II Commissioner will take place on March 10, 2015.  Please visit the City website for more information. 

Use Lauderserv to Pay Your Utility Bill from your Smartphone 

 

Now neighbors can use Lauderserv to pay their utility bill right from their smartphone. Simply download the app and click on "Pay Your Utility Bill" to get started. The Lauderserv app also offers a free and convenient way to contact the 24-Hour Customer Service Center, get current beach conditions, and see the City's social media posts. With Lauderserv, you'll always know what's going on in Fort Lauderdale.   

Enjoy a Mid-Day Escape at Lunch 

 

Looking for a new place to eat that offers good food in a great atmospehere? Check out Riverwalk Gourmet Delights! Located along the New River near Huizenga Plaza, 
Riverwalk Gourmet Delights features three food kiosks- Wholly Crepe, Nacho
Bizness, and Expresso - that offer savory crepes, Mexican favorites, gourmet coffee, and an array of culinary creations. It's a fantastic way to take in the beauty of the Riverwalk while enjoying flavorful food and beverages. The kiosks are open weekdays from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., and for brunch on the weekends. Visit the Go Riverwalk website for more information. 

New Initiative to Enhance Neighbor Safety

 

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has partnered with LoJack on a new public safety initiative designed to help locate missing neighbors with learning or memory impairments.


When a person registers with SafetyNet by LoJack, he or she receives a bracelet with a unique digital identification. If that person is reported missing, Fort Lauderdale Police Officers respond to the last known location of the missing person and use digital receivers to tune into the frequency of that person's bracelet and thoroughly search the surrounding area.  Click here to read more.   

Reminder: Water Chlorination


The City of Fort Lauderdale will temporarily return to using free chlorine in its drinking water system from Tuesday, Feb. 24 until Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection.  The 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.  For more information, visit the City website or contact the 24-hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000.

February Featured Artist

 

Fort Lauderdale proudly displays original artwork from local artists each month on the first floor of City Hall. For the month of February 2015, Fort Lauderdale selected native artist Wilbert Simpson Jr., whose brother taught him to draw at an early age. Wil pursued his passion at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and has since displayed his art at the Midtown Gallery on historic Sistrunk Boulevard, and at local exhibits and fundraising events.  Click here to read Wilbert's bio and be sure to stop by City Hall to see his art on display through the end of the month.   
Strengthening Global Ties
   

 

Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International and the City of Fort Lauderdale recently welcomed Hal Morris, CEO of Gold Coast Australia Water Management Division, to our community.  Mr. Morris met with City staff to discuss common challenges Gold Coast and Fort Lauderdale face as waterfront communities, as well as ways to address those challenges in the future.  Mr. Morris also toured Port Everglades and met with local business leaders during his visit. Click here for more information regarding this 35-year-long Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International partnership to promote business, trade, and cultural links. 

Come to the Sistrunk Parade & Festival

 

The Sistrunk Historical Festival 

celebrates the accomplishments of people of African descent. Attend the annual event on Saturday, February 28, and enjoy a day of international food and fellowship. The parade starts at 9 a.m. and travels along Sistrunk Boulevard, from NW 9 Avenue to NW 22 Avenue.  The festival will take place from noon until 9 p.m. at Mills Pond Park, located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue. Please visit www.sistrunkfestival.org or call 954-687-3472 for more information. 

JM Lexus Jazz Brunch is This Sunday

 

The JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale's scenic Riverwalk. Listen to local jazz artists on three stages on Sunday, March 1 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch is produced by the City of Fort Lauderdale and is sponsored by JM Lexus, 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.  

       Join the St. Patrick's Parade

 

2015 St. Patrick's Festival
2015 St. Patrick's Festival

 

Join the pageantry and excitement as the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival returns on Saturday, March 14, 2015! The parade starts at noon and takes place along Las Olas Boulevard, from S.E. 5th Avenue to Las Olas Riverfront. Last year's parade was a huge success featuring more than 100 entries, including marching bands, pipe and drum bands, street performers, classic automobiles, and floats of all shapes and sizes! Everyone is encouraged to join us for this exciting, historical celebration. Visit www.ftlaudirishfest.com for more information.

Unwind at Friday Night Tunes

 

Friday Night Tunes is back! Enjoy a free concert series with a broad range of musical varieties featuring a different live performer each month! Friday Night Tunes takes place on the third Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Joseph C. Carter Park, located at 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard. The next concert will take place on Friday March 20, bring your chairs, picnic blankets, and snacks to relax under the stars. From jazz to pop, Friday Night Tunes has it all. For more information, call 954-828-5363.

Mockingbird Trail

You're invited to a public workshop that will embark on the development of an urban art trail for Flagler Village. The community placemaking workshop will take place Saturday, March 28. Click here for more information. 
City of Fort Lauderdale