Sign In
Broward County > ENews > Community Update
Community Update
​​​​​​​​

May 2019 Vol. 21, No. 5

Update on Regional E911 Communications
Since the consolidation of the E911 regional communication system in 2014, Broward County has embarked on successfully achieving the eight goals that were established by the user community and stakeholders. Broward County’s overall investment of more than $335 million includes commitments for new state of the art regional public safety and local government radio systems, new radio towers, a next generation Computer Aided Dispatch system, an upgraded and enhanced 911 phone system (including Automatic Call Distributor and text-to-911), emergency dispatch protocol systems, and more than $240 million toward staffing and training. The Consolidated Regional Communications system has improved service, employed the best technology to expedite emergency response, reduced delay in transfer of emergency calls and achieved fewer errors due to standardized call handling and dispatch protocols. Visit Broward.org/911 and check-out the 911 System Performance Overview.

Courthouse Naming Honors Prominent Attorney
The Broward County Judicial Complex West Building has been named in honor of Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, Jr., one of the most respected and beloved members of our community who passed away in October 2018. Campbell was a prominent attorney, served as a state senator and mayor of Coral Springs. He was President of the Broward County Bar Association, the Broward Young Lawyer’s Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He co-founded Krupnick and Campbell in 1974 and was a tireless advocate for justice in our community, state and country. Mayor Mark D. Bogen and County Commissioners along with Campbell’s family, colleagues and friends were on hand to honor him and recognize his indelible mark on our community. Visit Broward.org/Courts.

Go Solar
The 2019 Broward County Solar Co-op is now open to all residents and small businesses in Broward County. Homeowners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: solarunitedneighbors.org/broward. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. The co-op saves you money and makes going solar easier. Our GoSolar website has tips for going solar, the schedule for information sessions and complete details about how you can sign up. Visit Broward.org/Climate and under Programs select GO SOLAR.

Pop Up Libraries Now Available on County Buses
Riders become readers this month when Broward County Library becomes the first in the world to launch Pop Up Libraries on buses. A pilot project “on wheels” will allow Broward County Transit riders access to hundreds of free eBooks instantly with no library card and no special app required. The “Read While You Ride” initiative kicks off with Pop Up Libraries on seven Broward County Transit buses. Users of the Pop Up Library sites can instantly download a free eBook of choice to a smartphone or other device. Customers simply connect to the Pop Up Library’s mobile hotspot, select a book title and download it to a phone or smart device. No app is necessary - the eBook is ready to read. Visit Broward.org/Library. More...

Summer 2-for-1
Enjoy 2-for-1 Summer Savings deals at more than 40 attractions May 1st through September 30th. Visit Sunny.org/summer to view special deals compiled by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and discover a passion for diving, spend the day relaxing and revitalizing at the spa, or get in touch with nature. Discover another side of summer and yourself, in your hometown. To order a Summer Savings card, contact Frank Padin at Fpadin@Broward.org.

More News... Featured Events...

​​​​​Create eBooks with BiblioBoard
Local authors and aspiring writers – your time has come. Broward County Library is rolling out BiblioBoard, a new, free service that lets current and future self-published authors create and professionally format their books into digital and print-ready formats for sharing online. To be considered for Broward County Library’s Local Authors eBook Collection be sure to follow the eBook Guidelines. Learn how you can submit your ebook for inclusion in the Florida statewide Indie Florida Collections as well as Broward County Library’s BiblioBoard website. Visit Broward.org/Library.

BrowardCounty@YourService highlights the programs and services of the County Commission that may be of interest to residents.​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Read It. Share It. Forward It. Community Update will arrive at the start of each month. Share it with family and friends or forward it to others who like to keep up with what’s happening in our community. It’s easy to subscribe electronically; visit Broward.org/eNews and select COMMUNITY UPDATE.​​​​​