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Important Information for Veterans and Helpful Resources

In his July 2023 newsletter, Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar discusses veterans with a service-connect disability and how to get an exemption on your property taxes.  The disability exemption can be emailed to Marty’s office.

He also discusses helpful resources available to all of us.  These include property owners needing proof of residency for school applications, sales in your condo/coop, and the importance of participating in the Owner Alert program to protect your property against fraudulent deed transfers.

 Click here to read Marty Kiar’s July newsletter.


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Mayor Fisher Shares Important Information in his May Newsletter

Mayor Lamar Fisher, our county commissioner, reminds everyone about the County’s helpful hurricane preparedness resources. Make sure to visit for all your hurricane preparedness needs.  Other items of interest in the May 2023 newsletter include the new Film Lauderdale website to support the Film Commission that assist with film making in our county.

Other issues discussed are solid waste update, small business initiatives, and multi-billion-dollar Premium Mobility Plan (PREMO) which will forever improve the transportation landscape in Broward County. This transformational initiative will add over 200 miles of new premium transit services to its existing service network.

Click here to read the full May 2023 newsletter.


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News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors (May 2023)

This issue of On The Galt Mile has information important to all residents and businesses.  Topics help update residents and businesses about issues impacting them, as well as community activities and items of general interest.  Read and enjoy this issue – and be looking for the next issue.  The current issue contains the following stories.

Learn about LauderGo coming to the Galt Mile.  Commission hires consultant to design the streetscape for Galt Ocean Drive.  Electric vehicle charging stations on the Galt and North Beach Shoppes.  Fire safety in our buildings as explained by our fire chief and fire marshal.  CPR and AED training available to condos and coops.  Finally, what is the Galt Mile Community Association?

Keep in touch with Fort Lauderdale through the web and Facebook apps.

To read the full issue, click here


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2023 Estimate of Taxable Values

Broward Property Appraiser Marty Kiar has announced that the preliminary 2023 property values are posted on their website at The office must consider changes in market conditions – up or down – when developing the Just/Market Values each year.  The 2023 Just Values are based on the market data from January 1, 2023 back through January 2, 2022.

His office will mail the 2023 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to all Broward property owners in mid-August.  This notice will show your property’s 2023 Just Value, Assessed/Save Our Homes Value, all tax-saving exemptions you are receiving, and the proposed tax rates as set by the various taxing authorities.

Click here to read Marty Kiar’s full newsletter.

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Fort Lauderdale’s favorite free ride is growing. The LauderGO! Micro Mover will start serving the Galt Mile area on May 5, 2023

Fort Lauderdale’s favorite free ride is growing! The LauderGO! Micro Mover will start serving the Galt Mile area on May 5. We thank our city commissioner John Herbst for his efforts to expand this service to the Galt Mile area and look forward to its expansion.

The free and eco-friendly service is powered by Circuit’s all-electric vehicle.  The on-demand service is a free, convenient service that features a fleet of all-electric vehicles so anyone can catch a ride within the Galt loop.

Service will operate 7 days a week from 9a-9p until the end of September. Through the ongoing budget process, the Administration is seeking funding to continue service past September 30 of this year and connect with the downtown loop.

Riders should download the Ride Circuit app to request to be picked up and dropped off anywhere within the Galt Mile service area.  Use the FREE “Ride Circuit” app to book your ride or alert a fleet driver to come pick you up. The app is available for download from Google Play and the App Store.  Please note: Riders must be at least 18 years old to request a ride or otherwise be accompanied by an adult. The youngest riders must weigh at least 65 pounds or use a child seat provided by the adult passenger.

For more information please visit: LauderGO! Micro Mover | City of Fort Lauderdale, FL


Click here to see the Galt Mile Loop.


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Mayor Fisher’s Newsletter Focuses on Storm Recovery

Mayor Lamar Fisher’s April 2023 Newsletter focuses on the county’s efforts to deal with the storm recovery of 26 inches of rain.  He thanked each and every resident in Broward County for the tremendous neighborly efforts that he witnessed throughout the County. He reminds us of the importance of being prepared for this year’s Hurricane Season. Please visit for more information.

The newsletter then focuses on specific components of the county:  Port Everglades and the importance to the economy of our county; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport – which was closed due to flooding; and the county resilience efforts.  Last, he provides an update on the 9-1-1 call center and the issues related to this emergency call center.

 Click here to read the full April 2023 newsletter.