City of Ft Lauderdale

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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.

Click here to read the full newsletter.

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Vice Mayor Moraitis Provides Year-end Report

In her year-end report to us. Vice Mayor Moraitis highlights the key activities and issues facing the city commission in 2021. Moraitis is very proud of all the accomplishments during the year including Inter Miami playing their first soccer match, reopening the War Memorial, International Swimming Hall of Fame, and Tortuga and the Boat Show returning to Fort Lauderdale.

As our city commissioner, we are thankful for all the assistance she provided us on issues directly affecting the Galt Mile and projects in the planning stage.  Heather and her staff, Melissa and Erica, are always available and helpful in all inquiries regarding the Galt Mile.  We are so fortunate to have her as our commissioner, proud she is the Vice Mayor, and look forward to 2022 with all the challenges we will face.

To read the full newsletter, click here.

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Vice Mayor Moraitis Reports on Light Up the Galt

Vice Mayor Moraitis reported on Light Up the Galt night on November 18.  She stated, the rain could not stop us from kicking off the 4th annual Light up the Galt! Thank you, North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes owners and city staff for working with us to plan this event. The beautiful holiday decorations along with the many business owners and residents make this a special area of our city to visit all year long. Her report also describes activities in our community in which the Vice Mayor participated.

Click here to read the full newsletter.

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Vice Mayor Moraitis’ Newsletter Shares Her Activities in Our Community

Vice Mayor Moraitis toured the Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress–home to the largest collegiate esports arena in the country, to learn more about the university and its tremendous impact within the esports landscape. There is no doubt esports is a rapidly growing industry, with numerous recreational opportunities for all ages. Providing recreation and a place of belonging is integral to a thriving community and I believe building a 15,000 square foot esports arena, holding about 500 people, on the second floor of the proposed community center at Lockhart Park, is the right fit for our city.

Read her entire newsletter here.

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Vice Mayor Moraitis Working on Spikes in Water Bills

Vice Mayor Moraitis, in her July newsletter, talks about her efforts to provide an easier way for owners to get relief from water/sewer bills that suddenly spike up in one month.  While this is more applicable to single family homes, it does apply to associations, who sometimes see a big spike in their water/sewer consumption without explanation.  For us, this is thousands of dollars in unexplained costs.

Click here to read Vice Mayor Moraitis’ newsletter.