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Upcoming Events

City Commission
The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, 
May 5, 2015. 
100 N. Andrews Ave. 
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Conf. Meeting- 1:30 p.m. Regular Meeting- 6:00 p.m.
Click here to review Commission Meeting agendas. 
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Send an email to 

Ryan Henderson, 

Neighbor Support Office,

or call (954) 828-5213. 


Telephone Town Hall


District II Commissioner Dean J. Trantalis will host the next citywide  Telephone Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. It's your chance to share your thoughts with the Commissioner regarding City services, initiatives and events. 


Mark your calendar for the remaining 2015 meetings, which will both take place at 7 p.m.:
  • District III Commissioner McKinzie- June 18
  • District IV Commissioner Rogers- Sept. 10 
Neighbors with listed phone numbers will receive a phone call at the beginning of the meeting.  Those that wish to participate may stay on the line to share their ideas 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 meetings and how to participate.

Already on the Radar: 2015 Hurricane Season

While the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season does not officially start until June 1st, City preparations began months ago.  City departments developed "Continuity of Operations Plans" with comprehensive strategies to provide essential services to our neighbors in the event of an emergency. 


The City has also trained staff, providing detailed instructions on how to complete required Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) forms for the Public Assistance Grant Program.  The City of Fort Lauderdale is ready.  As hurricane season approaches, we will be asking our neighbors to get ready too.   

City Launches New Green 
Your Routine Website


Building upon its leadership in the area of sustainability, the City of Fort Lauderdale celebrated Earth Day by launching a new Green Your Routine (GYR) websiteThe GYR portal compliments the existing City site with extensive information on climate resiliencyconservation and efficiencyresponsible development, natural resource preservation and more! The site's interactive tools are designed to help neighbors of all ages enhance sustainable practices at homeat workat school, and around town. 


Many features of the website can be accessed directly from the homepage, including:

The new site reflects Fort Lauderdale's commitment to its neighbors and their citywide vision of creating a resilient and safe coastal community.  The 500-page site educates neighbors about the proactive measures Fort Lauderdale is taking to strengthen its community and informs residents how they can support the City's sustainable efforts. Visit the new site today!

Annual Financial Report

The City's Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now available! Neighbors can review the report for a basic overview of City finances in straightforward terms and plain language.  The 

information in the PAFR is drawn from the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which provides a more technical and detailed look at the City's financial position and operating activities.  The 2014 PAFR is available on the City website.  

Roadway Maintenance

Our neighbors want Fort Lauderdale to be a connected community where people can move seamlessly and easily. Well maintained roads are an essential part of this community priority. As we strive to create "The City You Never Want to Leave," we are taking proactive measures to strengthen our infrastructure and improve our roads to help neighbors travel quickly and safely throughout our community.  


In May we are scheduled to begin resurfacing the 12 miles of City streets that will be enhanced in 2015.  Asphalt Paving Systems will start by applying a crack seal to the roadways scheduled to be resurfaced.  About 30 to 45 days after applying the crack seal, the contractor will apply a new micro-surface and temporary striping on the road. Permanent striping will be applied to the street approximately 30 days after micro-surfacing.  


Work is scheduled to begin in District I and continue south to the other Commission Districts in Fort Lauderdale.  You can find more information on this project, including a map of the specific streets scheduled to be resurfaced on the City website


Towards the end of the summer, the City plans to begin a second resurfacing project to further enhance the quality of our roadways, look for more information on that project in a future newsletter.  

Register for Summer Camp


Our summer camps are action-packed with arts and crafts, sports and fitness, swimming, and field trips! Register early to secure your spot! For details, call 954-828-7275 (PARK) or visit

Sun Trolley Expands Service


We are pleased to announce that the FREE Uptown Link joined the Sun Trolley's fleet in April.  With this addition, the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association, which administers the Sun Trolley and Riverwalk Water Trolley, now serves passengers in the Uptown Business District, located off Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale. 

The Uptown Link Route is a free midday shuttle service, operating between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. Passengers can Wave N' Ride anywhere along the two routes to travel to and from Calvary Chapel, the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station, the Citrix Loop, Kaplan University, the Radice Corporate Park, and lunch spots in the area. The vehicles are comfortably air-conditioned, offer bike racks, and are wheelchair accessible. 


For more information on the Uptown Link routes, visit Additionally, the Sun Trolley operates seven other routes as well as the FREE Riverwalk Water Trolley. To learn more, visit

Carbon Monoxide


Midnight, April 23, Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue received a call for a fire alarm with a carbon monoxide detector activation. Fire crews and the Hazardous Materials team responded. 

Upon arrival, firefighters found a car that was left running in a garage of a three-story town house. Crews entered the home wearing their air packs. They found a man unconscious on the third floor, who was transported in serious condition to Broward Health. Firefighters searched the three remaining homes and evacuated the occupants. Fortunately, one of the homes was equipped with a Carbon Monoxide detector. 

Had it not been for their carbon monoxide alarm, which detected the CO gas as it began to spread throughout the entire complex, it is likely that we would have had another tragedy similar to the incident in Wilton Manors where a family and neighbors were overcome by CO gas. 

Carbon monoxide is a colorless odorless "silent killer" that robs the body of oxygen. It comes from charcoal grills, portable generators, vehicles in closed spaces, or any other wood or gas fueled appliance. Many new vehicles run very quietly and use a keyless ignition. This often causes driver to falsely think that they have turned off their vehicles, which could prove fatal if there is not a carbon monoxide detector to warn occupants. We urge all of our neighbors to learn how to prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and to purchase carbon monoxide detectors for their homes.
CommunityAppearanceAwardsCommunity Appearance Awards 

The Community Appearance Board will host the 37th Annual Community Appearance Awards on Thursday, May 14. Join us at the Riverside Hotel from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and the award ceremony, which will honor local properties that have enhanced the Fort Lauderdale community over the past year. For more information, please call 954-828-6321.


TransSummitRegister for the StreetSmarts 2015 Transportation Summit


From horse and buggy byways to car-centric highways, our streets are ready for a transformation that gets people out of their cars and onto their feet, putting pedestrians first! 

Join us Wednesday, May 20th for the StreetSmarts 2015 Transportation Summit and collaborate with elected officials, industry leaders, regional experts, colleagues, neighbors, and students to exchange best practices, share innovative ideas, and achieve Fort Lauderdale's vision of creating safe, connected, sustainable, pedestrian-focused streets for people of all ages and abilities.


For details about StreetSmarts, to register, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, click here. For questions, please call 954-828-4750 or email


For updates, join the

StreetSmarts Facebook page, follow the City on Twitter (#StreetSmarts) or visit to access the StreetSmarts web page.

pwwGet Behind the Scenes with Public Works


The City of Fort Lauderdale is hosting a Neighbor Appreciation Day during our Public Works Week Celebration. 

Join us for a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the variety of services the Public Works Department provides. Learn about services provided by utilities, engineering, and sustainability, including:

  • Where your garbage goes
  • Where your water comes from
  • How to report service requests
  • How the City is improving your streets and sidewalks
You're invited to attend any of the free educational and informative sessions. Clink on the links below to register. Sign up today!  Space is limited. 

3 p.m.     Streets and Sidewalks

GABPGreat American Beach Party


Kick off summer at the Great American Beach Party on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard.  Highlights will include: live bands, a kids zone, classic car show, sandcastle contest, and art show!  Visit the City website for an event schedule, parking information and more.
Get to the event stress-free by parking downtown and hopping aboard the Water Taxi or Anticipation Yacht. Round-trip fares from Las Olas Riverfront to the beach are only $5.  Active military, seniors 65 and over, and kids under 3 are free.  Boats will run from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. on the day of the event.  

Four Fort Lauderdale icons will be recognized for their lifelong accomplishments with induction into the City's Walk of Fame as part of the event.

SoireeWaterway Soiree


Imagine an evening under the stars, enjoying epicurean delights and great entertainment aboard a luxurious yacht, knowing that you are helping some of Broward County's most fragile residents. The first annual Waterway Soiree presented by Bahia Mar Marina and Ryan and Lauren Tannehill to benefit Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is set to take place on Saturday, May 30 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center.  The yacht hop and waterway cruise are designed to raise much needed funds for CDTC, a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 11,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County. 


The Waterway Soirée's Host Committee Chair is Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, President of Show Management. Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center is located at 801 Seabreeze Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information visit, call 954-728-1019 or email  

If I Were Mayor


For the fourth consecutive year, Greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International and the Florida Turkish American Association hosted the "If I Were Mayor" essay contest in collaboration with Children's Day on April 23. Winners of the Essay Contest had an opportunity to meet with Mayor Seiler and City Commissioners Rogers, Roberts, Trantalis, and McKinzie.  The winners also met City Manager Lee Feldman and then attended the City Commission Meeting, during which they were presented with certificates that acknowledged their achievement.


Participants came from local schools. For the first time, a student from one of Fort Lauderdale's Sister Cities in Panama was among the winners. View a complete list of essay contest winners here.

City of Fort Lauderdale