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Commissioner's Monthly Message
June 2021
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​The end of the school year is fast approaching. Some are planning travel around the country or the world, and others plan on a quiet break here at home. Wherever your plans take you this summer, Broward County is ready to serve you. From upgrades at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to make your long-awaited trip perfect, to water safety classes for the kids, and programs throughout our local libraries, Broward has everything you need for an exciting summer!

The 15th Annual Teen Political Forum was hosted in Coral Springs last month. It is one of the events I look forward to participating in every year. Topics ranged from national to local issues. One of the big topics is how Broward County Government plays a role in daily life. This gave us the opportunity to discuss the new transportation projects happening throughout Broward along with everything from the water we drink to the roads we drive on. I look forward to continuing to engage young people throughout the district as we discuss these important topics that face our community.

At the end of May my office hosted its annual Adopt-a-Dog event in Tamarac. Several deserving pups found their forever home, and all adoption fees were waived. If you were unable to attend, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption still has plenty of opportunities to adopt or foster a dog or cat. You can reach out directly for more information at 954-597-3620. As the saying goes dogs (and cats) are man’s best friend!

Broward County is making investments throughout our community to mitigate different environmental issues such as flooding. You can check out what Broward County is doing in your city by visiting the Broward County Resilience Dashboard. From seawalls, to sewers, to water management, Broward County is moving into the future strategically to prevent future risks. These projects are being done in conjunction with neighboring counties as well through the Four County Compact (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach). Broward will be working continuously with local municipalities to make sure any issues do not go unchecked and that citizens have the latest information!

The 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday in Florida will run from May 28th to June 6th. I encourage you to utilize your emergency preparation checklist and purchase the items you need during this time. Tax-free items include generators, flashlights, radios, tarps, and batteries. Save now and be #StormReady!

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Father’s Day. This year many of the events and celebrations that we cherish are back. Please remember to gather safely as we enjoy spending time with family and friends.
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​The top priority for my staff and I is staying connected with the residents of District 3. We are available by phone, email, and social media. Reach me at MUdine@Broward.org or at my office at (954) 357-7003. Follow on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let’s connect!​