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.