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Commissioner's Monthly Message
July 2020

It has been a long winter/spring due to the pandemic, and now Broward is getting used to its new normal. Businesses are taking the appropriate measures to welcome customers back. Summer camps are opening, sports leagues are re starting, and pro sports are resuming under strict protocols. All efforts are being made to make sure the members of our community stay safe.

This year’s Teen Political Forum, hosted by the City of Coral Springs, utilized Zoom to connect Northwest Broward’s young people with community leaders. Participation in the event was exceptional, and the questions asked ranged from updates on county projects to questions about the direction of the country. This event provides students with a way to apply the civics lessons learned in school with their real-world application. I value hearing the opinions of these young leaders and look forward to seeing them as they grow and bring new ideas forward for our community.

I am proud to support the Broward Arts Relief Supplemental Grant Program to distribute bridge funds to non-profit arts programs. These funds allow the community to continue to enjoy the arts and protects the great people that work at the various venues. Funds come from license plate fees on vanity plates that support the arts. Whether a museum, a local theater, or a musical ensemble, we are aiding these important organizations of our community during this critical time. Grants are awarded to those partners who have applied under strict parameters based on need for these one-time funds.

The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ready for takeoff, but with a new look and safety precautions to protect travelers. Since the pandemic FLL has instituted its “FLLy Safer, FLLy Smarter, FLLy Better” campaign. When you visit you will notice new acrylic shields protecting both passengers and gate agents, space markers to promote social distancing, and continuous deep cleaning of high traffic areas throughout the day. All these precautions are meant to help get the public back in the air safely. As flights continue to be added and people feel more comfortable flying, we look forward to seeing you at FLL!

I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Stay safe, stay cool, and stay in touch!

Staying connected with the residents of District 3 is a top priority for me. I can be reached at:

  • Via Email: MUdine@Broward.org
  • Via Phone: (954) 357-7003
  • On Facebook: @CommissionerMichaelUdine
  • On Twitter and Instagram: @MichaelUdine