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May 2015
May 2015
Volume 17, No. 5
Photo Focus: #BrowardNEXT
Broward County has embarked on an initiative called #BrowardNEXT to comprehensively review and update the Countywide Land Use Plan for today’s needs. Broward County is one of only two Florida counties that have been given the ability, through voter-approved Charter, to shape and determine land use practices throughout the community, even within municipalities. The goal of #BrowardNEXT is to maintain a positive and balanced relationship between the County and municipalities while tackling important regional issues, such as transit and mobility, affordable housing, climate resiliency, economic development, environmental protection, enhancement and protection of recreation areas, and disaster preparedness. Join the conversation! Visit Broward.org/BrowardNEXT or follow @BrowardPlanning on Twitter and use the hashtag #BrowardNEXT.
Get Involved - Charter Review Commission Needs You
The Broward County Commission encourages constituents interested in serving on the 2015 Charter Review Commission (CRC) to submit an application no later than May 15th. An independent CRC is formed every 10 years to study how government within Broward County should be designed and function to best meet the needs of the people in the next decade. Any proposed changes to the Broward County Charter recommended by the CRC must be voted on by the electorate. On Tuesday, June 2nd, County Commissioners will appoint two Broward residents from each of their districts along with an at-large appointment. The 19-member CRC term of appointment extends until the day after the 2018 General Election. More...

Transit’s Park-and-Ride in Permanent Location at BB&T Center
Broward County Transit recently celebrated the opening of the new 595 Express Park-and-Ride facility at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. The Park-and-Ride is located on the north side of the BB&T Center and includes 400 parking spaces with covered shelters and benches for customers to wait comfortably for buses serving three 595 Express routes: Sunrise to Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise to Miami Civic Center, and Sunrise to Miami/Brickell. Customers can enter the facility through Gate 7 on NW 136th Avenue, and proceed to the red bus shelter area. More...

Jaxson’s Celebrates Broward 100
Broward is observing its 100th birthday, and what could be more fun than celebrating with Broward 100 ice cream! What does Broward 100 ice cream taste like? You tell us! Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant in Dania Beach is challenging all Broward residents to create a new Broward 100 ice cream flavor. Simply enter the contest on Facebook.com/BrowardCounty100 by midnight June 5th, and you could possibly win their original Ice Cream Kitchen Sink® dessert for four. And to top it off, Jaxson’s will introduce the winning flavor at their restaurant and feature it during Duende, the culminating grand finale event for Broward 100. That’s the scoop!

Enjoy Free Movies and TV Shows with Hoopla from Broward Libraries
Broward County Libraries is now offering Hoopla, a new online service that gives customers the ability to enjoy eight free online movies, television shows, albums, and/or eAudiobooks every month. Users can select from thousands of titles including top studio releases, bestselling book titles, hit TV shows and today’s hottest music. Using the Hoopla app, customers can download materials to an Android or iOS mobile device or watch it on a computer. Visit Broward.org/Library. More...

Vacation in Your Own Backyard
Did you know that 25 percent of all visitors to Broward County are fellow Floridians? From seagrass to sawgrass, summer is a great time to experience our community’s many sunny pleasures and hidden treasures. You don’t even have to use a full tank of gas or take a plane ride to enjoy the hotels, attractions, sports, spas and restaurants. Invite your family and friends to share the sunshine. Visit Sunny.org/Summer for your Summer Savings: 2-for-1 summer deals. This year in honor of Broward’s Centennial, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is featuring special Broward 100 deals. Visit Sunny.org/Broward100/Broward100deals.

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Broward Moment

Dr. Von D. Mizell became the area’s first African-American surgeon and civil rights activist, and was instrumental in establishing Provident Hospital, the first hospital for African-Americans in Broward County. He was also a founder of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1938. Considered by many to be one of the most significant African-American figures in the history of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County, Mizell fought tirelessly as a pioneer in confronting the pertinent issues of the day, making momentous strides for African-Americans in medicine, education, politics, law enforcement, housing, and parks and recreation.

Dr. Mizell
Photo courtesy of
the Fort Lauderdale
Historic Society

Broward Moments are significant moments and people in the County’s 100-year history that have contributed to the rich culture, creative vitality and economic growth of our community.

What does Broward 100 Ice Cream Taste like?

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