Commissioner's Monthly Message
OCTOBER 2021

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Dear Community Members,
It is a wonderful time of year with many fall activities for children, adults, and every member of your family. As children enjoy this spooky season, please keep in mind safety measures, from COVID-19 related measures to making sure your children stay safe during all your fall activities.

Broward County’s COVID-19 cases are decreasing, which is a good sign, but we are not completely in the clear yet. I do want to thank all our healthcare workers, our residents, and businesses for all your efforts to help keep our community members stay safe. If you are still in need of a vaccine, COVID-19 test, or assistance please visit Broward.org/coronavirus

Segment II Beach Renourishment Project Segment II Beach Renourishment Project 

Turtle season will come to an end October 31st, which means the Segment II Beach Renourishment project will shortly begin. At the end of April, right before turtle season began, the beach was renourished from approximately NE 8th Place, 3,500 feet north of the Fisher Family Pier, down to about SE 6th Street, 3,000 feet south of the pier. Starting in November, sand will begin to be placed from around SE 6th Street in Pompano Beach south to the Pompano Beach/Lauderdale by the Sea line. Additionally, work is also expected to begin 300 feet south of the Hillsboro Inlet south to NE 7th Place in Pompano Beach. Subsequently, Fort Lauderdale is expected to begin to see sand replenishment in December through April 2022. For regular updates and/or specific information, visit Broward.org/BeachRenourishment. Questions regarding this project can also be directed to resilience@broward.org.

Update on Coastal Commuter Link 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has set a combination of an in-person/virtual public workshop focused the proposed commuter rail for November 18, 2021, at 6PM at Broward County’s Government Center East. The in-person workshop will be conducted in Commission Chambers (115 S. Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301). As I’ve previously reported, the FDOT and Broward County are performing the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the Broward Commuter Rail along the Florida East Coast Railway from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Deerfield Beach in Broward County. I’m most excited about the three stations recommendations in District 4 in the cities of Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, and Deerfield Beach. The biggest hurdle in this process is the New River Crossing. Four potential alternatives have been identified, a 25-foot low-level bascule bridge, 56-foot mid-level bascule bridge, 80-foot high-level fixed bridge, and a tunnel underneath the New River. Everyone is invited to join the discussion. To RSVP, please email agonzalez@mrgmiami.com or call 786-280-6645. 

Update on Coastal Commuter Link

Additional Redistricting Meeting 

Six redistricting meetings have occurred around the County and an additional virtual meeting has been set for October 30, 2021, for community members to learn about the process and provide feedback that will assist FIU in preparing the 4 maps that the County Commission will review and choose from. If you are interested in attending this final meeting, please visit Broward.org/redistricting for additional details. ​

​​​Broward County Redistricting Timeline​
Sep-Oct 2021​
Community Outreach​
Oct-Nov 2021​
Census Redistricting Data Analysis​
Nov 15, 2021
Submission of four Plans for Board consideration​
​Dec 7, 2021​
New Districts are approved by Broward County Board of County Commissioners​

ePermits OneStop

ePermitsBroward County’s Consumer Protection Division recently received a Government Project Award for the County’s ePermits OneStop from The Center for Digital Government. It is exciting to see my initiative, which began with the City of Pompano Beach, grow exponentially over the past couple years. ePermits OneStop is a portal that allows customers to upload documents, submit permit applications and pay fees all in one place, from the convenience of most city hall. ​

County staff has so far established a relationship with over 20 municipalities, making this program more accessible almost all throughout our county and providing customers with an efficient and environmentally friendly process. For more information, visit Broward.org/ePermits.​

Broward County Transit Goes GreenBroward County Transit Goes Green 

Broward County Transit (BCT) has recently placed two new electric buses on the road, carrying passengers, on Route 22 on Broward Blvd. from Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise to Broward Central Terminal in Fort Lauderdale. BCT purchased 12 battery-operated electric buses and expects to put them in service by late fall as it transitions to an all-electric fleet. I’m glad that our transit system is moving forward with placing these excellent buses on the roads as they will help to reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, and provide passengers with a quieter and smoother ride. For more information and the many improvements to our transit system, visit Broward.org/BCT​

Broward County Parks Fall Events 

South Florida may not experience the beautiful fall weather like they do up north, but you can enjoy a bit of fall during Broward County Parks fall events. From Halloween events, hayrides, campfires and more, there are many fun activities for your entire family. Some of these events running through January. Visit Broward.org/parks​ for details. ​

Hayride

Out in the Community


  1. Cypress Civic Association Meeting in Pompano Beach
  2. Habitat for Humanity Build
  3. Ribbon Cutting at the New Heron Parking Garage at Port Everglades
Out in the Community 

  1. Groundbreaking Ceremony at the Center for Active Aging in Deerfield Beach
  2. Commissioner Fisher at Redistricting Meeting
  3. Deerfield Beach Community Meeting with Commissioner Hudak
Out in the Community

I am truly thankful to serve you and Commission District 4. If I can be of any assistance, please contact me at 954-357-7004 or LFisher@broward.org​.

Also, follow me (@LamarPFisher) on Twitter and Facebook (@CommissionerLamarFisher).

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Best regards,​

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Lamar P. Fisher
Broward County Commissioner
District 4​