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February 2020 Vol. 22, No. 2

ePermitsOneStop Expands to Hollywood

Broward County and the City of Hollywood have launched ePermitsOneStop, a centralized website that allows customers to submit applications to be reviewed online for permits, licenses and final approvals. Using ePermitsOneStop, Hollywood customers can now apply and receive approval for both city building permits and associated Broward County permits in a quicker, more seamless process. Pompano Beach was the first municipality to launch ePermitsOneStop in August 2019. More...

Will You be Affected by New Flood Maps?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of changing Broward's flood maps. Stop by a Public Flood Risk Open House to speak to a specialist to learn about how this may affect your property and potentially cost you more money. All property owners are encouraged to attend to see if your flood risk will change under FEMA's proposed new maps and if, once adopted, flood insurance will be mandatory for your home or business. Three open houses are being held in early February. This is your opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. See dates and locations.

Event Celebrates $1 Billion Broward County Convention Center Expansion

Elected officials and community leaders from the hospitality industry from throughout Broward County gathered recently to celebrate the $1 billion Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center expansion and Headquarters Hotel project. With increased meeting space, 800 hotel rooms, new dining concepts and more, Broward County expects over $200 million of additional consumer activity in the market each year. More...

ParksFest Family Music Day 2020 Debuts at Plantation Heritage Park

Treat the entire family to a day of music at the first annual ParksFest Family Music Day on Sunday, February 9th, 12 Noon – 5 PM at Plantation Heritage Park. The main act will be the 100-member Florida Youth Orchestra and special guest, Grammy-winning jazz flutist Nestor Torres. Opening acts will include bands from Broward County Public Schools – Cypress Bay High School Sound of Thunder Jazz Band, Plantation High School Marching Band, and South Plantation High School Drama/Thespian Club. More...

Celebrate Black History Month at Broward County Libraries

County Libraries offer an exciting lineup of special events and creative programs that honor Black History Month. Among them, “Ebony Broadsides Celebration of the Masters Traveling Exhibition” at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, through March 31st. The free exhibit features posters of leading 20th Century African American artists as original pieces of art and expressions of racial pride. Visit the Libraries' website for a complete listing of Black History Month activities. You can also stop by the Governmental Center and view three pictures of African artifacts that have been 3D scanned for the Virtual AARLCC initiative. More...

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