April has arrived, the weather is getting warm, and people are ready to travel again safely. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ready to go as people take to the skies. From new amenities like lounges, local restaurants, and the FLLibrary, FLL will be working to meet your needs every time you fly. At a recent workshop, Director of Aviation Mark Gale showed the new stats indicating that passenger traffic is growing and has landed FLL in the Top 15 Airports nationwide. Wherever you decide to go in the post pandemic world, choose FLL for flying the friendly skies.
I have been working towards sustainable economic development for Broward County. By working with our small businesses, and recruiting others, our economy will continue to grow. A wide range of industries means a diverse offering of job and business opportunities for residents. Whether you are a tradesperson, an administrative worker, or brand new to the work force, Broward County will have the right opportunity. Expansion of a wide array of industry means investment in our community, and growth for all.
Broward County is learning more about what happens beneath the waves. Along with Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, Broward County has approved a grant that will fund the Marine Research Hub for local oceanographic institutions. Funds will go toward determining oceanic sustainability, and the effects that climate change has on our ecosystems. This exciting project will help us to understand the continuing effects and protect our shores for generations to come.
Tax season is upon us. The deadline to file or process an extension is May 17th. For simple tax returns check out local approved providers via irs.gov. Additionally, if you have not received your stimulus benefits for the previous year, this is your opportunity to claim any funds you are entitled to that have not been distributed yet. Using a tax pro to file your return this year will help you navigate all your questions and ensure your return is submitted correctly.
To all who celebrate, I would like to wish you and yours a Happy Easter and Passover. As we head in a positive direction, many of us are looking forward to seeing family after many holidays apart. Let’s enjoy this time as we move towards safer gatherings.
The top priority for my staff and I is staying connected with the residents of District. 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!