Attend In-Person: The general public is able to attend the City Commission meeting in-person at City Hall. Those wishing to attend in-person to either watch and/or publicly comment may do so by registering their attendance here. Registration is required as seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Everyone entering City Hall must pass through a temperature checkpoint prior to admittance, no exceptions.
Submit a Public Comment:
Any member of the public wishing to comment publicly on any matter, including specific agenda items and/or Citizens Comments may do so via the City’s website at the links below or via telephone.
Comments are limited to 400 words and/or 3 minute spoken maximum.
Staff will read the comments into the record during the meeting. All comments received during the submission period will become part of the public record.
City Commission Meeting Online Public Comment Submission Form:
CLICK HERE to submit a comment for the City Commission Meeting
Comments must be received by 6:00 p.m. today
Those without internet access or who may need additional assistance, may call the City Clerk at 954.921.3211 during normal business hours
Please note: Comments left on voicemail machines, emailed, posted to the City or CRA social media accounts or submitted after stated deadlines will not be accepted.
Field Data Collections Crews Deploying for North Beach Utilities Underground Conversion Project
The City has hired Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. as consultants for the design of the North Beach Utilities Underground Conversion Project. Residents in the North Beach neighborhood should expect to see crews from Kimley-Horn performing field data collections beginning on Wednesday, May 19th.
Collection crews will be working in the area of A1A and Surf Road from Balboa Street to Franklin Street and in two additional sections at Douglas Street and Freedom Street over the next several weeks.
Crews will be inspecting meters and service entrances and taking photos and measurements to be used in the project design. Crews will be wearing neon vests and carrying identification available upon request.
For additional inquiries, please contact Senior Project Manager Juan José Figueroa at 954.921.3410.
Operation Paintbrush Free Paint Distribution
Saturday, May 22nd 8 am?-?12 pm (while supplies last) Public Works Compound at 1600 S. Park Road
Up to 20 gallons of high quality recycled exterior latex paint is available to single-family homeowners who provide their driver’s license and a current utility bill as proof of residency in the City of Hollywood. The paint colors currently being offered are off white, beige, terracotta, gray, and turquoise. Please Note: This is not a paint drop off site. You must dispose of your old paint at the Broward County Household Hazardous Waste Residential Drop Off facility located at 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Boulevard on Saturdays only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Residents coming to pick up paint are encouraged to wear a mask. For more event information, please call 954.967.4526. For information, call 954.967.4526.
New World Symphony Video Concert
Saturday, May 22nd 8:30 – 10 pm ArtsPark at Young Circle
Join us at the ArtsPark this Saturday night for a New World Symphony Video Concert. The free concert takes place at the ArtsPark Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 22nd from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Please bring a beach chair or blanket for lawn seating. Single-use plastics are prohibited at the ArtsPark, so please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.
Virtual Public Workshop
Proposed Text Amendment to Planned Developments within the Hollywood Beach and Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency
Monday, May 24th - 6 p.m.
Please join in for a City workshop regarding Planned Developments within the Hollywood Beach and Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency.
Vaccination/Test Collection Site Update TY Park Site Closing on May 22nd
The Department of Health-Broward has announced the T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park COVID-19 vaccination site will close permanently on Saturday, May 22. Reopening of park amenities will follow. All are encouraged to use this site before May 22nd. For more information on vaccination and testing sites, please visit the DOH - Broward website.
Age 12 & Up Now Eligible for Pfizer Vaccine
All DOH-Broward vaccination sites offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to individuals ages 12 and older. On May 12, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) endorsing the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in individuals 12 years of age and older.
No Appointment Required at Florida Department of Health - Broward COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Florida Department of Health in Broward County announced today that until further notice, no appointment is necessary to be vaccinated at sites operated by DOH - Broward.
Join the City of Hollywood on Sunday, May 30th for an uplifting celebration to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The Memorial Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, May 30th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center Amphitheater. The event will feature a musical performance by the Silver Wings Band on the outdoor amphitheater stage. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided to the first 150 attendees.
The Boulevard Heights Community Center is located at 6770 Garfield Street and ample free parking is available. Please bring a chair or blanket for lawn seating. Single-use plastics are prohibited at this City facility, so please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.
For additional information on the event, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Special Events team at 954.921.3404.
Annual Water Line Flushing Program is Underway
The City’s Department of Public Utilities’ Annual Free Chlorine Line Flushing Program begins this week. The free chlorine portion of this program will end June 14th. If necessary, flushing may continue across the City through June 30th to achieve optimal system maintenance.
This annual flushing helps rid the water distribution pipelines of any accumulated sediments. The hydrant flushing may temporarily cause cloudy or discolored water, which should clear in a few hours. Residents may also notice a change in the taste of their water during this time as well. The cloudiness is due to sediment in the pipelines and is not harmful or hazardous. You can speed the clearing by opening your faucets and taps and letting them run until your water runs clear.
Typically, flushing will take place in the evening hours between 9:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. when the demand for water is low.
During the water line flushing period, the Water Treatment Plant will temporarily change its method of disinfection from chloramines to free chlorination. Residents may notice a change in the taste and odor of the water during this time.
The city will discontinue Free Chlorination as of June 14, 2021. Owners and managers of businesses with fish and shellfish holding tanks and users of kidney dialysis machines are advised that regular methods for testing and removing free chlorine will not be effective during the remainder of the flushing period. It will be necessary to test and adjust for chloramines after June 14, 2021.
Should you have additional questions, please call City of Hollywood Water Quality at 954.967.4230 (press option 2), or the Water Treatment Plant at 954.967.4230. Ask for Luis Montoya, Public Utilities Manager, or Jorge Marin, Water Treatment Plant Superintendent.
The City is inviting qualified purchasers to submit an offer to buy approximately 16,246 sq. ft. of City-owned real estate on Dewey Street.Learn more here.
Discontinuation of the Broadwalk's Expanded Temporary Café Zone
Due to the issuance of Governor Ron DeSantis’ Emergency Order 21-102, suspending all COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, which includes indoor capacity limits and social distancing requirements, the City of Hollywood’s designated Temporary Café Zone along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk has been discontinued.
As an expansion of the Permanent Café Zone, the City's Temporary Café Zone was in effect to assist Hollywood businesses heavily impacted by COVID-19 safety measures by providing the opportunity to expand their dining areas onto the Broadwalk to allow for additional seating while keeping 6 feet between parties.
Effective immediately, only the area in the Permanent Café Zone indicated below may be utilized for outdoor seating by those businesses with Café Table Permits through the City’s Division of Engineering, Transportation and Mobility. If your business does not currently have a City permit for outdoor seating, please click here for information on how to apply.
ArtsPark Movie Night Friday, May 21st at 8 p.m.
ArtsPark Movie Night is back! Lego Movie 2 (PG) will be featured Friday night on the big screen at the ArtsPark Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or beach chair for lawn seating. Social distancing will be enforced. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. – visit the event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the movie schedule. Single-use plastics are prohibited at the ArtsPark, please consider bringing a reusable bottle of water instead.
Community Clean Up Events Planned in Hollywood
Advocates for Clean & Clear Waterways will be holding several Community Clean-Up events in Hollywood. The organization is seeking volunteers to help pick up litter and debris from the following areas:
Dixie Highway Neighborhood Clean-Up Saturday, May 22nd 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at Garfield Street and North 20th Avenue
Hollywood Palms Neighborhood Sunday, May 23rd from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet at Dowdy Field, 2161 Johnson Street
For additional questions, please contact please contact Advocates for Clean & Clear Waterways at firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, Hollywood is Plastic and Foam Free at City-owned parks and properties. Please consider bringing your reusable bottle of water.
Rain Barrel Webinar
Tuesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Broward Extension is holding a rain barrel webinar at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1st, and attendees will be able to purchase fully assembled rain barrels at the end of the session for $55 each. The sale of rain barrels helps provide scholarships for Broward County residents to become Master Gardeners.
Register your attendance at the link below to learn the importance and use of rain barrels for irrigation and preservation of our groundwater resources.
FDOT Virtual Public Meeting - Thursday, June 3rd US 1 from Pembroke Road to Sheridan Street Improvement Project
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will host a Virtual Public Meeting on Thursday, June 3rd beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the US 1 from Pembroke Road to Johnson Street and from Johnson Street to Sheridan Street project. A brief presentation will be held to review the scope of work and construction schedule. Immediately following, questions and comments may be submitted via the online chat feature for the project team to address during the remainder of the meeting. A link to register your attendance is as follows:
Beginning Saturday, May 1st City of Hollywood Code Compliance and the Hollywood Police Department began enforcement of the new Noise Ordinance for all residents and businesses in Hollywood.
In addition to establishing dBA/dBC levels and other requirements, the new rules will also require Noise Level Detection Devices for businesses with amplified music/entertainment. The devices must be installed by June 1st.
To familiarize yourself with what these new rules mean for you and/or your business, please visit the City's website.
If you are in a serious crisis or having any thoughts of suicide, dial 2-1-1 or call 954.537.0211 day or night. For those deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled, dial 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to 2-1-1. Dial 9-1-1 for any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, the fire department or an ambulance. If you are ever in doubt of whether your situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Temporary Lane Closures on 19th Ave between Tyler St and Hollywood Blvd
Temporary lane closures are underway along 19th Avenue between just north of Tyler Street and just south of Hollywood Boulevard. The closures allow for the installation of 500 feet of new watermain pipes. The lane closures will take place on a phased schedule over the course of the next 2-3 weeks. Work will begin in the area of Hollywood Boulevard and will continue north as the project progresses. Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule. Detours will be in-place routing motorists around the construction zones. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Full Closure of Hillcrest Dr. between S Park Rd & S 37th Ave
A full closure of Hillcrest Drive between S Park Road and S 37th Avenue is underway through May 28, 2021. This closure allows for the completion of the proposed walkway/sidewalk, and installation of pavement and drainage as part of the redevelopment of the Hillcrest Country Club.
Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule. Detours are in-place directing traffic to S 46th Avenue, S 37th Avenue, Washington Street and S Park Road. Motorists are asked to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Florida Power and Light Construction Underway
Contractors for Florida Power and Light will be installing new overhead and underground service as part of their ongoing Citywide hardening initiative. There are eight (8) locations with several involving closures and detours to the east and west of US 1 along Johnson Street between N. 21st Avenue/Dixie Highway and N.15th Avenue.
Nearly all of the work will be done along Johnson Street, however an adjacent alley east of N. 21st Avenue, as well as N. 20th Avenue on the north side of Johnson Street will also be closed. Motorists are asked to pay close attention to detour signing to avoid any congestion that may occur along the various detour routes.
This work is anticipated to be finished within two months.
Broward County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Application Portal Now Open
The Broward County Commission is working with community partners to launch an Emergency Rental Assistance program for residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 and meet certain income requirements.
To apply, or for eligibility guidelines and additional information, please visit the Broward County website. Once there, be sure to click on the plus sign next to "COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance" to see complete program details.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is offered through Broward County. This is not a City of Hollywood program.
Driftwood Community Swimming Pool Closed
Repairs to the pool, electrical system and circulation pump at the Driftwood Community Swimming Pool are ongoing. The pool will remain closed to public swim and aquatic programs during this necessary repair period. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Phase II Underway in Parkside Neighborhood
The ongoing Department of Public Utilities watermain replacement project is underway in the Parkside Neighborhood. Work will take place from Dixie Highway to Federal Highway from Hollywood Boulevard to Pembroke Road, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through February, 2022.
As a reminder: due to planned construction activities in the neighborhood alleyways, the placement of garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk items will need to be placed curbside at the front of a property. To ensure collection trucks can access the bins and bulk items at the curb, parking on the street will be prohibited from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Monday and Thursday.
Phase II in this temporary on-street parking ban and change to curbside collections affects the following residents:
Washington Street to Hollywood Boulevard from Federal Highway to Dixie Highway
The estimated completion time for Phase II is October 1, 2021. Your patience and understanding is appreciated during this important infrastructure improvement project. If you have any questions, please contact Public Utilities at 954.921.3930 or Public Works at 954.967.4526.
New Rules for Vacation Rental Properties
On January 20, 2021, the City made a number of changes to the Vacation Rental License Program Ordinance. Changes include a requirement that all existing vacation rental properties and properties being used as a vacation rental in the City of Hollywood must obtain a Vacation Rental License from the City of Hollywood, in addition to obtaining a State license and other licenses. Click here for additional information, requirements, enforcement schedule and links to register your property.
Hollywood is Plastic and Foam Free
on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Properties & by City Vendors
The City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
On October 1, 2018, any establishment located east of the Intracoastal Waterway selling food intended for consumption by customers off the premises of their business, was included in the ban. On October 21, 2020, the City Commission approved a ban on single-use plastics and polystyrene on City-owned properties and by City vendors. City-owned properties include community centers, Hollywood City Hall, Fire Stations and more. A six month grace period is now in effect, prior to citation for violations.
What types of food packaging are banned? Cups, lids, straws, plates, bowls, utensils, sandwich containers, or other packaging, which are made of plastic, polystyrene plastic, or of any nonbiodegradable material are banned.
What is polystyrene and why did the City of Hollywood ban it? Polystyrene, best known as “styrofoam,” is a non-biodegradable plastic material made from petroleum. It is commonly used in takeout containers, disposable coffee cups, single-use utensils and dinnerware. The material breaks apart easily, and is often found littered throughout waterways and can harm wildlife if ingested.
How do you identify polystyrene packaging? Polystyrene material can be identified with the "6" symbol marked on the packaging.
What types of food packaging can be used? Businesses may use any compostable materials or paper. Businesses may also access the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), which is an online catalog of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia, which promotes the use and recycling of biodegradable polymeric materials (via composting).
What will happen if my business does not comply with the ban? Businesses found in violation will be issued a Code Violation and could face fines for failing to comply.
For more information about the products included in the ban, please refer to Code of Ordinances 97.05. You may also contact the City of Hollywood Code Compliance Division at 954.921.3061.