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News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors

The December 2022 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.

Meet our new local elected officials:  Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner John Herbst; Broward County Mayor Lamar Fisher; and Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca.

Fort Lauderdale is listed in the top of the real estate market for commercial growth and development.

Track what is happening in Fort Lauderdale by going to several key websites.

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October News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors

The October 2022 issue of On The Galt Mile has information important to all residents and businesses on the Galt Mile.  Topics discussed in this issue 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.

Light Up the Galt – November 17 from 6-9 pm – tree lighting at 7 pm

Retirement of Our City Commissioner Heather Moraitis

Smoking and Vaping Ban on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Video of the Galt Mile and Its Beauty

Tracking Progress on Commission Priorities

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News for Our Galt Mile Neighbors

The September issue of On The Galt Mile has important information for all residents and businesses on the Galt Mile.  Topics discussed in this issue 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 issues contains the following stories.

Welcome to On The Galt Mile

Property Owners’ Get Advice on Deed Fraud

State of the City Address

City Aims to Improve Safety on Public Streets

Light Up the Galt November 17

Motorcycles/ATVs Racing on Our Streets

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Commissioner Moraitis’ August Newsletter

Commissioner Heather Moraitis’ latest newsletter focuses on the commissioning of the USS Fort Lauderdale, which arrived in Port Everglades and was commissioned on Saturday, July 30th! The commissioning of USS Fort Lauderdale is the result of many years of coordination and I would like to thank everyone who supported this mission, especially the commissioning committee, led by Chair Patricia Du Mont and Fundraising Chair Jack Seiler, and the ship’s crew.

As an amphibious transport dock ship, USS Fort Lauderdale, whose motto is “Together We Fight” is a warship designed to embark, transport and land elements of a landing force for a variety of expeditionary warfare missions. The 684-foot ship, costing $1.8 billion weighs more than 7000 tons and can transport 800 Marines and landing craft.

Click here to read Heather Moraitis’ latest newsletter.


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Commissioner Heather Moraitis Discusses Latest Issues in June Newsletter

Commissioner Heather Moraitis, in her June newsletter, discusses waterways in Fort Lauderdale.  The City Commission is committed to continually improving waterway quality. We have initiated programs to reduce pollutants and remove trash from our 165-miles of waterways. The City has conducted educational campaigns on preventing discharges, infrastructure improvements such as swale rehabilitation to improve the quality of stormwater reaching the waterways, and the implementation of pilot and restoration projects directly to address water quality in our waterways. In the newsletter, she also discusses the Galleria Mall project, commissioning the USS Fort Lauderdale, and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  She also focuses on the proposed movie studio complex project, pickleball courts, and the results of the 2021 neighborhood satisfaction survey.

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Commissioner Moraitis Shares City Updates in New Newsletter

Commissioner Heather Moraitis, in her May newsletter, shares with us several important updates around Fort Lauderdale.  With the planned upgrades to Bayview Drive, this may cause some traffic slowdowns, so you may want to avoid the area during the construction period.  There will be a meeting on June 6 to discuss the plans for new structures at the Galleria Mall.  She shares an update on the City Commission priorities as of April 22 and pictures of her involvement in the community.

Click here to read the full May newsletter.



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Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis Reports on Homelessness

Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis recently spent time in Los Angeles to look at the city’s response to homelessness.  This is a priority issue for the Fort Lauderdale City Commission.  She is committed to finding solutions to this issue in our city.  The bottom line is homelessness is a housing problem.  Tight housing markets accentuate vulnerabilities of people living in poverty.  In Broward County, with housing cost rising, 50% of households are struggling to find and afford housing.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department has a homeless outreach unit consisting of two officers whose primary mission is to assist homeless individuals in shelter placement and other services.  Any questions or concerns should be addressed to:

Officer Brian Blount:  [email protected] – 954-828-5279

Officer Scott Hagemann:  [email protected] – 954-828-4274

Click here to read Vice Mayor Heather Moraitis’ full newsletter.

 

 

 


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Vice Mayor Moraitis Reports on City Priorities in Newsletter

Vice Mayor Moraitis reports on the city commission’s yearly goal setting for the city.  The commission’s goals include preserving public places and building new parks; public safety; infrastructure; transportation, traffic, resiliency, homelessness, historic preservations, and building a diverse economy.  She also reports on the priorities set by the Florida League of Cities during their action days in Tallahassee.  She ends the newsletter with pictures and stories about her activities out in our community.

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