On April 22, 2014, the County Commission approved an agreement to vacate a conservation easement in the area of Sunrise Blvd. and SW 136 Ave to allow for a mixed-use development, called Metropica. In exchange for vacating the easement, Broward County will receive significant wetland mitigation at Long Key Natural Area in Davie and approximately $1,025,000. The Metropica development will ultimately generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for Broward County, the City of Sunrise and Broward County Public Schools. Furthermore, the project will create thousands of jobs and be an economic boon for Broward County. Below is a link to a Sun-Sentinel article written on the proposed development: More...
Workforce Investment Program
Broward County residents who are having a difficult time finding a job may soon find many more opportunities for employment in Broward County. The Broward Commission voted in favor of the Broward County Workforce Investment Program, which is designed to help those who are hard to hire. The program does not penalize but incentivizes contractors doing business with Broward County and awarded contracts in excess of $250,000 to hire the chronically unemployed, economically disadvantaged, veterans, convicted felons, the disabled and more.
St. David Catholic School Turns 30
Below is a link to an article about St. David Catholic School's 30th anniversary. The article also refers to my mother, who is the School's founding Principal. My wife Kelly, our daughters Brianne and Camryn, and I are on the front cover. More...
Water Parks at our Parks
Broward County has four wonderful water parks located within our County Parks; Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Tropical Splash at Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium in Lauderhill, Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, and Castaway Island at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park in Hollywood will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. based on the following schedule in 2014:
- March 21-30 – daily
- April 5-27 - Saturdays and Sundays
- May 1-June 1 - Thursdays-Sundays
- May 26 (Memorial Day)
- June 5-August 17 – daily
- August 21-31 - Thursdays-Sundays
- September 1 (Labor Day)
- September 6-28 - Saturdays and Sundays
- October 4-26 - Saturdays and Sundays
(Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith only)
Locations and more information on Broward County Water Parks is here: More...
The Broward County Commission meets generally on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. (Commission Meeting Schedule and Agenda are listed here: broward.org/Commission/Pages/Meetings.aspx) Residents can view live coverage of the Commission meetings on Comcast Cable channels 12 and 77; Advanced Communications channels 64 and 25; AT&T U-verse channel 99, and through the County's website at broward.org/video/ The County Commission meetings are rebroadcast at 5:30 p.m. each Friday following a Tuesday Commission meeting.