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"Let’s Clarify the BB&T Proposal"
As of late there has been so much mis-information spread about the BB&T proposal. First, 20 years ago the Broward County Commission decided that they wanted an arena and professional sports team. They levied a 2 cents sales tax on tourists staying in our hotels to pay the debt service on that Arena. That agreement was to guarantee that at least $8 million per year of the 2 cent tourist tax would go towards paying down that debt of over 450 million dollars. This tourist tax has nothing to do with property taxes or Broward County residents. The money does NOT come from the General Fund, which is financed in part with property taxes. It's purely raised from people from other places coming here staying in our hotels. In addition, the Arena operators were to pay $4.6 million annually of the debt service as well as revenue share for any profits made over 12 million at a rate of 80% going to them and 20% to Broward County. Broward County owns the BB&T Center therefore the remaining $250 million debt is ours, not private investors. More...

Florida Panther's Contract
Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief discusses the recent proposed changes to the Florida Panther’s contract with the County following a work session on February 18th.
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Mayor Barbara Sharief
Broward County Commission Selects New Mayor and Vice Mayor
During Broward County Commission’s annual reorganization meeting, District 8 Commissioner Barbara Sharief and District 7 Commissioner Tim Ryan were selected to serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor, respectively. More...

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Mayor Sharief Honored for Building a Stronger Community 
Please Join Us for a Special Evening to honor Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief and four distinguished leaders at the 2nd annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony on April 9, 2014. Congratulations to the 2014 Honorees! More...
Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief
Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief Elected Florida Association of Counties' 2nd Vice President
Broward County Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief was elected to serve as 2nd Vice President of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC). Vice Mayor Sharief was installed to the position along with members of the FAC Executive Committee and FAC Board of Directors. More...
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