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This Week in Broward County Government
January 30, 2015
Volume XX, No. 5
County Approves Construction of 18 Single-family Homes in Franklin Park
The Board of County Commissioners approved the transfer of 17 County-owned vacant lots in the Franklin Park neighborhood of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), to the Housing Finance Authority (HFA) of Broward County. The County acquired the lots along the south side of West Sunrise Boulevard east of NW 27th Avenue over several years with the goal to build attractive, quality homes that would enhance the neighborhood. The construction project will be financed by the HFA along with funds from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The HFA will also construct an additional home on another HFA-owned parcel in the neighborhood. The Housing Finance and Community Development Division will offer aid to potential buyers of the 18 energy-efficient three-bedroom, two-bath homes. More…

New Online Recruitment System for Job Seekers

Broward County has launched a new online recruitment system powered by NeoGov, a leader in government applicant tracking systems. The new system reduces the time required to fill vacancies and improves communication with prospective employees. County job seekers now have the ability to attach relevant documents, such as portfolio samples, certifications and letters of interest, to their on-line application, as well as the opportunity to expand on relevant experience and knowledge by responding to job specific supplemental questions. More…

County Appoints Henry Sniezek Deputy Director of Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department 
Broward County announces the appointment of Henry Sniezek as Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department. Sniezek has more than 30 years of experience in planning, development, administration and management. He served as Director of the County’s Planning and Redevelopment Division for two years and as Executive Director of the Broward Planning Council for eight years. He began his career in planning with the Council and rapidly advanced to management. Sniezek has a Master of Arts in Urban Sociology from the University of Florida. More...

Airport Exit Ramp Opens to US 1 Southbound

A new exit ramp (ramp "G"), is now open from Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to US 1 southbound. The new ramp leads drivers to the intersection of NE 10th Street and US 1 where they turn left to head south on US 1. Motorists will have the option to continue west to Griffin Road and I-95 or they may turn right and head north on US 1. Before the ramp opened, drivers had to travel north on US 1, then make a U-turn to head south on US 1. Signage has been installed, directing US 1 Southbound traffic to use Ramp G. For updates on airport programs and services, follow us on Twitter@FLLFlyer, or visit

Public Hearing on Transportation Network Companies Set for February 10th

Comments regarding the operation of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft will be welcomed at a public hearing on February 10th, 2PM, at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 422, in Fort Lauderdale. County Commissioners are considering a proposed amended ordinance that will require TNCs to operate under the same rules and regulations as taxi services.  TNCs use an internet application to match up drivers in private vehicles to customers who are seeking transportation, and are not currently regulated by the County. More…

Celebrate Black History Month at Broward County Libraries
Broward County Libraries is celebrating Black History Month with a number of special events for all ages. Visit your library and learn about the achievements, history and culture of African Americans through music, dance, theatre, film, book discussion and exhibitions. The library also offers a number of online resources for exploration of Black history and culture.  More…

News From “Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community”
Broward Moments - Las Olas Boulevard

Las Olas, which is Spanish for "the waves," serves as the unofficial “Main Street” for Fort Lauderdale. The boulevard was constructed in 1917, when Las Olas was just a dirt road that crossed the swampy wetlands to the barrier island at Fort Lauderdale Beach. The Las Olas isles were dredged in the 1920s to create land for the area’s most picturesque waterfront residential district. The modern commercial segment of Las Olas Boulevard was constructed during the Post-World War II era. The westernmost downtown segment was entirely reconstructed in the 1970s. The boulevard begins at the famous Elbo Room bar where the beach meets the boulevard and ends in the west at the Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. In the early 1980s, Las Olas went through a major renovation which enhanced property values. With its fine restaurants and exclusive shops Las Olas is one of the most popular shopping and strolling destination in South Florida. Broward Moments is about significant events and people in the County's 100-year history that have contributed to the rich culture, creative vitality and economic growth of our community. To learn more about our centennial celebration visit the Broward 100 website or email Broward100.  Get instant updates by following on us Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and liking us on Facebook.

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