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City Commission
The City Commission will meet on Tuesday, 
May 19, 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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Ryan Henderson, 

Neighbor Support Office,

or call (954) 828-5213. 


Our Volunteers Rock!


We would like to thank our neighbors and employees who participated in the second annual "Fort Lauderdale Cares Day" on Saturday, April 25th. More than 350 volunteers turned out to lend a hand and make a meaningful difference in our community by partaking in more than 25 projects throughout our City.


From painting homes, landscaping yards, picking up litter, and beautifying neighborhood streets, to removing graffiti, planting trees, mulching right-of-ways, and donating clothing and books, Fort Lauderdale Cares Day was a massive citywide effort that truly captured the spirit of community building. In just one day, our volunteers contributed thousands of hours to this important cause that enhanced our community. 


Thank you for your efforts! To learn how to participate in our next volunteer initiative, please call the City's Neighbor Volunteer Office at 954-828-8658. 

Poinciana Park

In another recent and tremendous volunteer effort, more than 200 volunteers from JM Family Enterprises, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department, the Poinciana Park Civic Association, organizers from KaBOOM!, and other neighbors joined forces last Saturday to give area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Poinciana Park. The design was based on children's drawings created at a special design event in March. 

Fort Lauderdale, which is a Playful City USA community, understands that play-in all its forms-is a powerful thing. The new playground will bring more than 4,900 kids in Fort Lauderdale one step closer to having the childhood they deserve. The City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to increasing the quantity and quality of play in our community. Building community through play enriches the lives of our children by keeping them active, outdoors, and on the right track so they can sustain healthy lifestyles well into adulthood. The playground is the first built by JM Family Enterprises and KaBOOM!. 

Take a look back at the day by watching the video.

First Purple Heart City

On April 21 City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. "Jack" Seiler signed a proclamation to recognize Fort Lauderdale as the first Purple Heart City in South Florida. The Proclamation was presented to Richard Hunt, the Florida Representative of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Association. In return, Mr. Hunt presented the City of Fort Lauderdale the Purple Heart Flag, which the City plans to fly on George Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Fort Lauderdale is honored to have this distinguished designation and proud to support its past, present and future Veterans. 

Most Diverse City in Florida


The City of Fort Lauderdale scored another significant national recognition with this week's report that ranks Fort Lauderdale as the number one "Most Diverse" city in Florida.


Overall, Fort Lauderdale ranked 23rd among the 230 most populated U.S. cities surveyed by WalletHub, a business organization that analyzes data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau to create city-by-city rankings.


The report compared economic class diversity, ethno-racial and linguistic diversity, diversified economies and household diversity. Visit the City website to read the full story.

Be Prepared-

Hurricane Season
is Almost Here!


The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just days away.  The City has spent the last several months preparing to provide essential services to our neighbors in the event of an emergency. Now we ask our neighbors to begin their preparations and acquire any essential supplies, including water and essential medications.  Please review the City website for Hurricane Hazard Informationflood information, and tips to protect your family and property before, during, and after a storm


As a reminder, the City operates a 24-Hour Customer Service Center that can be reached using the free smartphone Lauderserv app, or by calling 954-828-8000.

Accessibility Improvements

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


In conjunction with the street resurfacing project, the City plans to improve access to numerous sidewalks throughout Fort Lauderdale by installing ramps that are ADA-compliant.  To see a map of the sidewalks scheduled to be upgraded, please visit the City website


Find more information on the street resurfacing project, including a map of the specific streets scheduled to be resurfaced, on the City website 
Manatee Rescued from Storm Culvert 

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue received a call from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FFWC) regarding  a manatee that was stuck in a stormwater culvert at 100 North New River Drive. 
FWC was seeking assistance for a potentially complicated rescue. 
FLFR's Technical Rescue Team (TRT) and Fireboat 49 arrived on scene wearing Scuba diving "dry suits" and other protective clothing. The TRT team proceeded to monitor the oxygen levels in the 15 foot deep culvert and began setting up ropes and harnesses to enter the drain safely. Members of Fort Lauderdale's Police Department and Public Works Department helped control the ebb and flow of the water in the tunnel. Fire crews received a crash course in manatee handling and behavior from FWC, while TRT members prepared the area for the rescue operation. 

Once the rigging was set, firefighters located the manatee and managed to safely position her on a special stretcher that FWC had provided. She was gently lifted 15 feet to safety and placed on a padded mat for a quick once over by FWC's Manatee Rescue Team. The manatee was then transported to Miami Seaquarium so she can be rehabilitated and released. This marked the first manatee rescue of 2015.

City Hall Artist


Fort Lauderdale proudly displays original artwork from local artists each month on the first floor of City Hall. For the month of May 2015, Fort Lauderdale selected formal Naval sailor Del Ponte. Originally from Rhode Island, Del Ponte migrated to Fort Lauderdale, where he has discovered his love of painting outdoors.  He recently completed murals on the Downtowner Saloon and in the lobby of the famed Riverside Hotel. Click here to read his bio and be sure to stop by City Hall to see his art on display through the end of the month.    

c-spanFort Lauderdale

Weekend on 



Hosted by C-SPAN's Comcast cable partners, the C-SPAN Cities Tour staff visited numerous locations to explore the unique history and literary culture of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Don't miss:

Book TV FORT LAUDERDALE BLOCK: SATURDAY, May 16 at 5:30pm ET (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 104)

American History TV FORT LAUDERDALE BLOCK: SUNDAY, May 17 at 2pm ET on (C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105)



For more information visit the City website

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 the City website

pwwGet to Know Public Works


Join us for a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look into the variety of services the Public Works Department provides on May 21, 2015. Learn about services provided by utilities, engineering, and sustainability, including: where your garbage goes, where your water comes from, how to report service requests, and how the City is improving your streets and sidewalks

You're invited to attend any of the free educational and informative sessions. All session will take place on Thursday, May 21 at the Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale, which is located at 1100 S.E. 17th street. Click on the links below to register. 

3 p.m.     Streets and Sidewalks

GABPGreat American Beach Party


The Great American Beach Party returns Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at A1A and Las Olas Boulevard featuring live bands, a classic car show, sandcastle contest, kids zone, art show, parachute jump, and a special performance by The Fabulous Thunderbirds!  


Avoid the traffic!  Park downtown and take Water Taxi, Anticipation Yacht, or Sun Trolley to the beach.  Boats depart from Las Olas Riverfront from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and round trip fares are only $5.  Sun Trolley will run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with pick up at City Park Garage and drop off at the Las Olas Marina. Fares are $1 each way or $3 for an all-day pass.  Or, bike to the beach and use our FREE Bike Valet Service at the foot of the Las Olas Bridge.  Visit the City website for all the event details and congratulations to our 2015 Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame inductees:  Hugh Taylor Birch, Ina Lee, Dr. Ron O'Brien, and Tim Schiavone!  

memorialdayMemorial Day Ceremony 

Join the City of Fort Lauderdale on Monday, May 25th for two special Memorial Day Ceremonies. The first ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery, located at 2001 SW 4th Avenue, and will include a Parade of Colors, remarks from elected officials, and a performance by the American Legion Symphonic Band. The second ceremony will be hosted by the William C. Morris American Legion Post 36, and will take place at 11 a.m. at the Sandy Nininger statue located on the Riverwalk next to the Broward Center.  Visit the City website at for all the details.
TTHMTelephone Town Hall


City of Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor and District III Commissioner Robert L. McKinzie will host the next citywide  Telephone Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18. It's your chance to share your thoughts with the Commissioner regarding City services, initiatives and events. 


Mark your calendar for the final meeting of the year, which will be hosted by by District IV Commissioner Romney Rogers and will take place at 7 p.m. on September 10, 2015. 

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.
starlightsStarlight Musicals Returns! 

Each summer, Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation proudly presents the Starlight Musicals concert series sponsored by Bank of America. For 37 years, these free outdoor concerts have provided a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends.  The series features an exciting line up of bands covering pop, country, rhythm and blues, tropical rock, and more. 


The shows take place Fridays, June 19 through August 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, which is located at 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive in Fort Lauderdale. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers.  Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.  We look forward to seeing you out there this summer! For more information about the event including inclement weather updates, please call the Special Events Hotline at 954-828-5363.  You may also visit

Fourth of July

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 Saturday, 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.

Doing Business with Minas Gerais


Consul General of Brazil in Miami, Ambassador Filho, welcomed President Muchado and Vice President Filho from the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais to Miami on April 30, 2015.

The Program was organized in collaboration with the Brazilian Consulate in Miami and Adam Peters, Trade Development Specialist for the Miami Dade Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The seminar included presentations from FIEMG and APEXBrasil and was well attended by the local business community.  Click here to read more.  

Mockingbird Trail


Mockingbird Trail is coming to Flagler Village and will be Fort Lauderdale's first urban art trail! 


Brought to you by Girls' Club, Cadence, Flagler Garden, and Valeria Yamamoto, the team has crafted a story for the neighborhood - a tale of a giant orange mockingbird, illusive to the human eye. Sprinkled along the trail will be evidence of its existence in the form of large public art sculptures. The urban trail will link under-utilized spaces with existing neighborhood points of interest, and is intended for each visitor to interpret and conceive their own tale of this mythical neighborhood bird. Mockingbird trail encourages a slower pace, provides an opportunity to discover, and most of all persuades local residents to step outside and roam.


In order to bring these hand crafted sculptures to Flagler Village, the trail needs assistance from the community and business leaders in order to take 

flight. Click here to learn how you can help. 

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