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Commissioner Lamar Fisher Update Us on County Issues

Our County Commissioner, Lamar Fisher, provides a comprehensive update on Broward County issues in his latest newsletter.  The Broward Heart Project is an initiative funded by the Broward County Commission that encourages Broward residents to see if they are eligible for this free non-invasive test. Some prerequisites include being 45 to 70 years old with active health insurance, a family history of heart disease or have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. Learn more and apply at

 Broward County’s Transit Department has partnered with the Human Services Department, Housing Options, Solutions, and Supports Division (HOSS-D) to address the issues of unsheltered people at bus terminals, bus stops and on certain routes. The Broward County Aviation Division received a $50 million grant to fund a portion of FLL’s Terminal Connectors project, which consists of the construction of enclosed post-security walkways between Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminals 2 and 3.

 To learn more about these issues and others, click here to read the full newsletter.

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Commissioner Fisher County Update

Broward Commissioner Lamar Fisher updates us on county issues in his latest newsletter.

Broward County Transit held the ribbon cutting ceremony for its inaugural electric express coach bus, providing sustainable and efficient transportation options for the region.  County Commissioners approved additional transportation choices for BCT’s Late-Shift Connect Program.

 Broward County Parks and Recreation Division adjusted its gate entry fees for regional parks. The new fee for weekends and holidays is $3 per vehicle for up to eight people. They recently completed its first systemwide Master Plan, designed to help direct staff as we continue to improve our parks, amenities, and services for Broward County’s growing and diverse population.

There are additional updates and upcoming events in his newsletter.  Click here to read the full newsletter.

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Commissioner Herbst Addresses Key Issues

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner John Herbst discusses three key issues in his latest newsletter.  The three topics present challenges and opportunities to District 1 and to the city as a whole. from parks to trains,

The recent closure of the Dottie Mancini Park has been a major concern for many that utilize the space for health and wellbeing. I understand the particular importance of the park to the Imperial Point community.

As the debate for a bridge or a tunnel continues, my stance remains that a light rail crossing is necessary for the City’s growth in the next hundred years. He discusses options available to resolve this issue.

He will be holding a series of public participation workshops to discuss the park idea at the Beach Community Center in the North Beach Shoppes.

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Automatic Renewal for the Limited-Income Senior Exemption

In his recent newsletter, Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses a change in the Limited-Income Senior Exemption renewal process that no longer requires seniors to sign and return a renewal card.  After the initial application approval, the Senior Exemption automatically renews each year unless the senior notifies our office that they exceed the income requirement for this exemption. People who received the Senior Exemption in 2023 and are still living at the same address do not need to send in a signed renewal card to continue receiving this exemption.

Click here to read the full newsletter.

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Commissioner Fisher End of Year Newsletter

Commissioner Lamar Fisher provides a year-end review of happenings in Broward County.  The first item is the New River Crossing update. The Broward County Commission and the City of Fort Lauderdale held a joint workshop meeting to discuss the New River Crossing for the Broward Commuter Rail Project on December 5, 2023. After much discussion, many of the Commissioners agreed that while we all prefer a tunnel under the New River, we must make a choice now of the most fiscally responsible option while keeping in mind timelines, environmental impacts and much more. His newsletter contains a cost comparison chart of the options.

Broward County Commission also held a workshop to discuss the County’s Affordable Housing 10-Year Plan.  Since its inception in 2018, the funds placed in the trust helped increase the affordable housing units by 2,668 units with about $123.1M in gap financing and 4,870 total units with other funding sources.

Click here to read the full newsletter and read about other projects and activities taking place in Broward County.

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Rep LaMarca Update on Legislative Session

Rep Chip LaMarca’s newsletter provides an update on the recent legislative session in Tallahassee.
The special session was focused on a handful of specific issues extremely important to me and our fellow Floridians. I am also very pleased to see the My Safe Florida Home was a part of the special session because I was proud to sponsor this piece of legislation earlier this year and it is good to see so many people taking advantage of this program that assists Floridians in hardening their homes for storm protection.

I was also proud to the Co-Sponsor of HR-11 Support for Israel and condemning Hamas with my fellow Representatives.

To read the full newsletter, click here. 






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Have Homestead Questions?

In his latest newsletter, Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar answers key questions about the homestead exemption.

Does it automatically renew?  What if there is a change of ownership?  Do I have to reverify my homestead exemption?  What if there are no changes?  What happens in case of death of one owner?  What happened to my portability savings?

If after reading the newsletter, you still have questions, contact Marty’s office for assistance.

Click here to read the full newsletter.