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A Message from Mayor Jack Seiler on the Tragedy in Baton Rouge
The shootings in Baton Rouge that took the lives of three police officers and wounded three others represent another senseless act of violence, another hateful attack on law enforcement, and another horrific tragedy that pushes us further apart at a time when we need to be coming together.
The City of Fort Lauderdale extends our deepest sympathies to the City of Baton Rouge, the law enforcement community, and the families and loved ones of the police officers who were gruesomely gunned down.  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the three officers who were wounded in hopes that they make a full recovery.
In the wake of this tragedy and other attacks that have recently taken place throughout our country and around the world, we renew our call for peace and unity.  Each of us has a responsibility to do our part to bring an end to this destructive cycle of violence and terror. Today, it is up to us to begin the healing process by choosing acceptance over intolerance; openness over exclusion; compassion over anger; forgiveness over hatred; understanding over fear; and peace over war.  It is up to us to stand united with the law enforcement community, to rise above our differences, to focus on what's right instead of who's right, and to work cooperatively toward peaceful solutions.
Again, we offer our sincere condolences to the City of Baton Rouge, all police and law enforcement personnel, and everyone who shares in the pain and suffering of this devastating calamity.
John P. "Jack" Seiler
Fort Lauderdale Black Police Officers Association Presents
TEEN SUMMIT: Build A Better Future
Friday, July 22, 2016 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stranahan High School | 1800 SW 5th Place | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Interact with Police - Learn Life Skills - Enjoy Live Entertainment - Compete in 3-on-3 Basketball
Attention teenagers!  Join us on Friday, July 22 as the Fort Lauderdale Black Police Officers Association presents the 2016 Teen Summit from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Stranahan High, located at 1800 S.W. 5th Place. The Teen Summit is designed to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and our youth through interactive workshops focusing on life skills, leadership and character development, social media training, and preventive strategies against gang violence and substance abuse.  The event also features a 3-on-3 basketball tournament and live entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to engage and bond with Fort Lauderdale Police.  For details, visit
Click here for registration information. 
All Aboard Florida to Close Broward Boulevard at Grade Crossing

Crews working for All Aboard Florida (AAF) will temporarily close the railroad grade crossing located on W. Broward Boulevard between N.W./S.W. 1st Avenue and N.W. 2nd Avenue/Moffatt Avenue beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 through 6 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016.  All Aboard Florida crews will be installing a third track and quiet zone infrastructure improvements in preparation for the Brightline passenger rail service. 
All Aboard Florida encourages motorists to avoid taking W. Broward Boulevard during this time. Instead, AAF recommends Sunrise Boulevard, SR-84/Marina Mile, and Federal Highway/US-1 as the primary alternate routes into downtown. For details on the detour routes, please click here.
The City of Fort Lauderdale offers the following information to help you with your commute and ensure the safety of others during this closure: 
  • This is a continuous 24/7 closure. Traffic will not be able to cross the tracks on Broward Boulevard during this time. 
  • The Fort Lauderdale Police officers will be on site at various locations to direct motorists around the grade crossing intersection.
  • Allow ample time to arrive to and from your destination during this temporary road closure, as heavy congestion is expected for Broward Boulevard, Davie Boulevard, Andrews Avenue, Sunrise Boulevard, and adjacent downtown streets.
  • Take this opportunity to try out alternative modes of transportation, such as Tri-Rail, Sun Trolley, Riverwalk Water Trolley, Broward County Transit, biking, rollerblading, or walking.
  • Consider carpooling. Sharing the drive make it goes by faster and helps the City achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by 2020.
  • Help save lives during this temporary closure. Traffic deaths and incidents on our
    streets are not accidents; they're preventable crashes. Proceed with caution throughout the detour areas to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists. Slowing down, paying attention, being visible, being predictable, crossing at crosswalks, yielding to pedestrians, and never driving, walking, or biking distracted or under the influence will help achieve zero traffic fatalities or serious on our streets. Your choices matter...your choices save lives. 
For more information:
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection Event set for Saturday, July 23
The City of Fort Lauderdale is offering neighbors a convenient and responsible opportunity for disposal of hazardous waste, electronics, clothing and household goods.  Unwanted items will be collected at a drop-off event at Mills Pond Park from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Household hazardous waste (HHW) includes common household items that contain toxic chemicals and, therefore, need proper handling during disposal.
The Salvation Army will be onsite to collect items in good condition, including:
*Small household items
*Small kitchen items, and
No furniture, mattresses or other large items will be accepted.
Proof of residency in the partnering cities of Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach or Tamarac is required (driver's license or utility bill) for hazardous waste and electronics drop-off.
There is no residency requirement for donations to The Salvation Army.
These drop-off events are critical to protecting the environment by reducing the volume of waste in landfills and preventing the contamination of ground water.
Mills Pond Park is located at 2201 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Road), in Fort Lauderdale.
For more information visit 
Friday Night Sound Waves   

Set against the magnificent backdrop of Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Friday Night Sound Waves Live Music Series takes place every Friday night from 5:30 - 8:30 pm, March 18 - November 18.
Free to the public, and geared toward area locals, global visitors, the young and the young-at-heart, we welcome you to slide off your shoes and slip into the weekend with us every Friday night.
Bring a beach chair. Bring a friend. Come #MeetMeAtTheHub
For more information, including scheduled performances, visit
David Deal Playday set for August 2 - 20

Join us for an annual Fort Lauderdale tradition! The
63rd David Deal Playday will feature a variety of events at Carter Park, August 2-20.

Playday was introduced in 1953 by Joseph C. Carter as an opportunity for Fort Lauderdale youth to participate in track and field events. In 1971, the event was renamed David Deal Playday in honor of David Deal, Sr. a Broward County educator, coach, and community mentor.

Today, David Deal Playday has grown into a week-long celebration with events that include: a golf tournament, a teen concert, basketball tournaments, a jazz concert, a boxing tournament, a championship swim meet, a family festival, and the legendary Playday Kids Day. For details, call 954-828-7275 or visit
PLAY Fort Lauderdale - a licensed after-school program  
PLAY Fort Lauderdale is your child's passport to fun! Our licensed after-school program provides children the opportunity to
exercise, play, and build their self-esteem in a safe and nurturing environment.

Activities include free play, games, arts and crafts, fitness, sports, cultural arts, homework help, and so much more! For details, call 954-828-7275 (PARK) or visit
Relax at JM Lexus Sunday JazzBrunch August 7th

Join us the first Sunday of every month on the scenic Riverwalk for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch. This free outdoor concert series takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features the best local jazz artists on three stages from Esplanade Park to Riverfront.
One of Fort Lauderdale's most popular community events, the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch invites everyone to bring their blankets, chairs and picnic baskets along with well-behaved, leashed pets to the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District for the best in local jazz.
Parking for the JM Lexus Sunday Jazz Brunch is available at the county garage located on S.W. 2nd Street between S.W. 2nd Avenue and Brickell Avenue or at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District parking garage at S.W. Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. This event is produced by the Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department.
2015 Water Quality Report Now Available

As part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires the City of Fort Lauderdale, and all community water systems, to provide its customers with a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), commonly referred to as the Water Quality Report, by July 1 each year.
This report provides important information about regulated drinking water contaminants and their health effects, the City's water source and the water treatment process.
For online access to the report or a printed copy of the report, visit
Stay informed in an emergency
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The City of Fort Lauderdale uses CodeRED™ to send notifications to your phone about water main
breaks, gas leaks, evacuations and other life safety emergencies. The City may also use CodeRED to communicate road closures, water main repairs and other types of non-life safety matters.

Residents or business owners with a Fort Lauderdale address may register for CodeRED on the City's website at or by contacting the 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at (954) 828-8000 or

Registration is FREE!
Starlight Musicals Celebrating 38 years! 
Each summer, the City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Department proudly presents the Starlight Musicals concert series sponsored by Bank of America.
These free outdoor concerts provide a great way to enjoy the summer with family and friends. The series features an exciting line up of bands and takes place on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. on the football field at Holiday Park, located at East Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and coolers. We look forward to seeing you out there this summer!
Upcoming performers include Solid Brass (July 22), Suenalo (July 29), and Pocket Change (August 5).
Save the Date: Walking for Mental Health Event set for Nov. 12

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Broward County is pleased to announce the 4th Annual NAMIWalks, "Walking for Mental Health" Event. The walk will be held Saturday, November 12 at Tradewinds Park-South in Coconut Creek. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Admission to Tradewinds Park will be free to all NAMI Walkers who arrive before 9:30 a.m. Walkers can register as teams or as individuals here.
Over the past 3 years, NAMIWalks Broward has raised over $250,000 towards building mental health awareness, combating stigma, and funding NAMI Broward education programs, support groups, and grassroots advocacy.