Chip LaMarca Broward County Commission - District 4 - Newsletter
November 2013

The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3080, The Water Resources Reform & Development ActCurrent Events

The United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3080, The Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), which authorized Broward County to prefund the preliminary activities necessary to deepen and widen Port Everglades with federal reimbursement. Our members of Congress; Lois Frankel, Mario Diaz Balart, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, and Frederica Wilson were among the nation’s lawmakers pushing for passage of the amended WRRDA bill.

In Tallahassee, Governor Scott urged the State Legislature to approve a $14.7 million investment for Port Everglades in a parallel effort to make Florida competitive worldwide and to also create more Florida jobs. The Port Everglades expansion is expected to create over 7,000 direct jobs and more than 135,000 jobs around the state of Florida.

At the November 12th County Commission meeting, I was honored to present and pass the V.E.T. Pass, a six month pilot program to provide veterans in need with a free BCT Bus Pass. This is a project that I have been working on for nearly my entire time in office and I am always pleased to pass meaningful policy that gives back to those who gave so much to our country.

Coming This Month...

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) will begin the new year by launching a 2014 Business Development Workshop Series is an update to the annual 12-part “How to Do Business with Broward County” series. These events are designed to expound on accessing opportunities with county government procurement and contracts. The workshops will be held at varying times and locations every month on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the county. For additional information, contact OESBD at 954-357-6400 or visit My main goal is to help you foster your own "American dream". If there is anything that we can do to assist you with your vision for a better Broward, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 954.357.7004 or by email at You can also stay up to date by viewing our website, where you can sign up to receive email updates from our office.

As always, it is an honor to serve you.

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Broward County Water and Wastewater Division
2555 W. Copans Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Phone: 954-357-7004 • Fax: 954-357-7798 •
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 417, Fort Lauderdale FL 33301
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