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This Week in Broward County Government
May 22, 2015
Volume XX, No. 21
Commissioners Implement For-Hire Vehicle Ordinance 
Broward Commissioners have taken a number of steps to protect the public while allowing new Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to legally operate in the County. The County’s Motor Carriers Ordinance governs for hire vehicles and requires TNCs to obtain a company license.  Commissioners recently set new licensing fees based on the number of vehicles a TNC intends to operate.  The annual fees begin at $2,000 for companies with 10 vehicles or less and provide incrementally increasing discounts on the cost per vehicle as the numbers increase. There is no limit to the number of vehicles authorized to operate under a TNC license. Commissioners also approved steps to implement state and national background checks utilizing Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation databases. More…

FLL Anticipates Increase in Travelers for Memorial Day Weekend
More than 478,000 travelers are expected to fly in and out of Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. This number reflects an approximate 10 percent increase over the same period last year. The holiday period runs from Wednesday, May 20th through Tuesday, May 26th. FLL anticipates an average of 68,000 passengers a day during the seven-day travel period, with the busiest travel days to be Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd. Travelers should allow extra time for parking and check-in during this time. More…

County Offices Closing for Memorial Day
County governmental offices will close on Monday, May 25th, in observance of the Memorial Day national holiday. Online services, such as ePay, will be available at There are some exceptions. More…

Cultural Equity in the Arts - Building Bridges
Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with the Association of American Cultures, the Old Dillard Museum, the School Board of Broward County, the City of Fort Lauderdale and the City of Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), invites the arts and cultural community to participate in Cultural Equity in the Arts: Building Bridges, on Saturday, May 30th, from 9:30AM - 5PM, at the Old Dillard Museum, 1009 NW 4th St. Fort Lauderdale.  A powerhouse lineup of presenters, include Kiran Singh Sirah President of the International Storytelling Center, veteran South Florida Journalist, author, oral historian Dr. Kitty Oliver and Mitch Menchaca Chief Operating Officer, Chorus America. More…

Stirling Road Branch Library to Close for Repairs

The Stirling Road Branch of the Broward County Libraries Division, 3151 Stirling Road, Hollywood, will close temporarily to the public on Monday, June 1st, for repaving of the parking lot. Prior to Monday, portions of the lot will be unavailable as work progresses and there will be limited access to the book drop kiosk. The library is scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, June 2nd, at Noon. Customers can visit nearby branches at Dania Beach, Paul DeMaio Branch Library, 1 Park Avenue East, 954-357-7073 or Hollywood, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., 954-357-7760. 

Enjoy Free Lunch and Snacks at your Library this Summer
Broward County Libraries Division, in partnership with Sisters for Abundant Living- and funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture, will offer "Free Food and Fun at Your Library" this summer. Through the Summer BreakSpot program, children, 18 and under, can enjoy a free lunch and/or afternoon snack, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program begins in June at select locations. More...

Growing Successful Businesses in Broward
The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is responsible for enhancing the economy of Broward County by recruiting new industry, supporting existing industries, and creating new value-added employment opportunities for residents. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County's industrial mix, and expand the local tax base. OESBD offers a number of seminars and workshops each month for the budding entrepreneur or the seasoned operator. To learn more about these events and to get tips on starting or growing your business visit OESBD.

Things to do at a Park Near You

Registration Open for Summer Tennis Camp at Brian Piccolo Park
It's time to start making plans for summer, and the Lakeshore Tennis Center at Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome in Cooper City offers a way for youth to stay fit and active. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced tennis camps are available for ages 5 to 15, starting Monday, June 8th through Friday, August 7th, from 9:30AM to Noon. Players can sign up for a one-day session for $35, a one-week session for $120, or a two-week session for $200. Players will learn the basics of the game; develop strategy and sportsmanship, and physical fitness. For registration and additional information, call the tennis center at 954-437-9983.  Visit Broward County Parks and Recreation to learn about other summer camps and daily events at a park near you.

News from: Broward 100- Celebrating the Art of Community
Calendar 100

Calendar 100 is your guide to the vast cultural offerings in Broward County. Find out what’s happening in your community by searching our extensive listing of sanctioned events to celebrate Broward’s centennial.  This weekend enjoy the FREESUMMER Music Festival at the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, 1806 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, featuring live music by The Spam Allstars and The People Upstairs, and DJ SoulManJan spinning hot tracks. To learn more about the centennial celebration visit the Broward 100 website. Get instant updates by following us on Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and liking us on Facebook.

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