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Bridges Newsletter
This Week in Broward County Government
February 5, 2016
Volume 21, No. 5
Yellow Dot Program Launches in Broward
Broward County, in partnership with the Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue, has launched the lifesaving Yellow Dot safety program. The program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant's vehicle. The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves. More ...

New Courthouse Nearing Completion
Broward County’s new courthouse is getting closer to its debut in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The 20 story, $220 million building is built to LEED Silver standards and will replace the existing courthouse on SE 6th Street which was in need of structural and environmental repairs. Ahead of its opening, a video has been produced to introduce the public to their new judicial building.

Energize Your Business at Inaugural Conference
Broward’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development will host the 2016 Capacity Building Conference on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center. The conference will assist businesses by strengthening core capacities in general operations through a full schedule of plenary and break-out sessions. Business owners and residents are invited to attend this free event. Register online now to join more than 800 registered conference attendees looking to energize their businesses. More ...

Climate Action Plan Approved
Broward County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2015 Climate Change Action Plan, the second edition to the original 2010 plan that was the precursor to much of the climate change planning that has occurred in the County during the last five years. More than 86 percent of actions in the original plan were implemented and completed. The updated plan is a comprehensive and actionable policy roadmap for Broward County. Including 100 actions, the plan establishes goals of reducing local greenhouse gas emissions and increasing community resilience to prepare Broward for the economic, environmental and social impacts of climate change. More ...

Mark E. Gale Will Be New FLL Director
Mark E. Gale will be the next Aviation Department Director for Broward County's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Broward County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve County Administrator Bertha Henry's recommendation to hire Gale as Kent G. George's successor. "I am honored and very pleased to have been selected. I look forward to working with the Board of County Commissioners, the County Administrator, the hard-working and dedicated employees of FLL and North Perry (HWO) Airports, and all of the employees of Broward County," said Gale. More ...

Free Income Tax Preparation Available at Broward Libraries
Broward County Libraries will host free, in-person tax preparation services at library locations countywide. Service is first-come, first-served, and participants are asked to bring the following: social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and dependents; copy of last year's income tax return; W-2 forms from each employer or unemployment compensation statements or SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits; all 1099 forms showing interest or if you received pension or annuity and all forms indicating federal income tax paid; child care provider information; receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions. More ...

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