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This Week in Broward County Government
January 23, 2015
Volume XX, No. 4
Transit Partners with Metropolitan Planning Organization to Host Safe Streets Summit  
Broward County Transit, in partnership with the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), hosted elected officials and transportation professionals at the 2nd Annual Safe Streets Summit on Thursday, January 22nd, at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Dania Beach. The summit explored the safety, health and economic benefits of designing streets that are user-friendly for pedestrians, bikers and drivers. The event began with a guided walk and bike ride from nearby transit stops to the venue, then an official welcome and address by keynote speakers.  Broward cities and organizations that work to create better streets were honored for their efforts. The County continues its partnership with the MPO to implement the “Complete Streets” program to improve the safety of our streets and ensure a diversity of uses. More than 30 miles of bicycle and pedestrian facilities were created in 2014. To learn more visit Broward MPO.

AARLCC “Destination Friday” Celebrates Jamaica
Broward County’s African-American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC), kicks off its “Destination Friday 2015” event on February 6th, from 6:30 to 9:30PM. The public is invited to experience a taste of Jamaica and celebrate the 70th birthday of Bob Marley. Enjoy authentic Jamaican food, wine and a “Bob Marley Rum Punch.” Dance to reggae music and view the works of Jamaican photographer David Muir. This event is for adults 21 and over. Cost is $10 per person and can be paid through Eventbrite or at the door. More…

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Dates Announced
Broward County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Services will host the first drop-off event for household hazardous waste and electronics on Saturday, February 7th, from 8AM to 3PM, at the Public Works Complex, 2599 South Post Road in Weston. Residents may drop off leftover paint, pesticides, drain cleaners and auto fluids, as well as electronics, including old TVs, computers, rechargeable batteries, DVD and VCR players for free. Items dropped off are recycled, refurbished or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Residents must provide proof of residency in a participating city. For a list of cities and drop off dates visit or call 954-765-4999.

Broward Cultural Division Hosts "Meet the Media" Workshop

Broward Cultural Division and ArtServe will host a workshop on Tuesday, February 10th, at ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, from 8:30AM to Noon. This workshop features a panel of seasoned media professionals who will share information on ways artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations can promote their programs and events. The cost of the workshop is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for ArtServe members. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP online. More…

Know Your Solar Rooftop Rights
Broward County and Go Solar Florida invite residents, building officials, contractors and community association managers to a workshop about solar access and legal rights to install rooftop solar systems. The Go Solar Florida Solar Rights Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 12th, from 11AM to 1PM at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, 3501 SW 130th Avenue in Davie. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Colleen Kettles at the Florida Solar Energy Center,, and visit the Go Solar Florida calendar website.

Hiatus Greenway Project Underway
Broward County’s Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division began construction of the Hiatus Greenway, part of Broward County's Greenway Master Plan, on Monday, January 19th. This project includes five miles of multipurpose sidewalk with landscaping, benches, trash receptacles and signage, in the cities of Plantation and Sunrise. The Hiatus Greenway joins the New River and Cypress Greenways, and is part of the County's ongoing effort to make our cities safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, decrease air pollution and encourage people to exercise. Minor impact to traffic is expected as most of the construction will be done within the South Florida Water Management District right-of-way.  Estimated completion is January 2016. More…

News From “Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community”
Westfield Broward Embraces Culture and the “Inside Out” Project

Westfield Mall in Central Broward embraces the motto "where community celebrates culture." This is highlighted through its gallery hosting of local artists and events such as live-music nights, film screenings and the upcoming Caribbean Style Week, which aims to bring people together beyond the typical shopping experience. Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community is teaming up with Westfield Broward for a very special "Inside Out" project, showcasing the diversity of our community. See for yourself when this new "Inside Out" installation is unveiled on Thursday, February 5th. To learn more about "Inside Out" and the Broward 100 centennial celebration visit the Broward 100 website or email Broward100.  Get instant updates by following on Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and like us on Facebook.


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