The restrooms at Jefferson Park will be temporarily closed starting on Monday, August 28th. During the renovation period, portalets will be available for use at the park. The project is expected to take about 6 weeks to complete. Thank you for your patience.
The City of Hollywood wants to hear from you regarding the most critical community needs. The survey should only take a few minutes of your time and your input is important to us. Learn more and access the survey here.
Expanded Service Areas & Weekend Shuttle Service Begins September 1st
Catch a ride on the Sun Shuttle in new service areas west of I-95 beginning September 1st. Learn more here.
Lend Your Support for Two Proposed Traffic Calming and Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvement Projects
The City of Hollywood is applying to the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization for two traffic calming and bicycle/pedestrian improvement projects. Successful applications must demonstrate community support. Learn how to lend your support here.
Calling All Artists,
Crafters & Musicians
Art in the Atrium is an opportunity for artists, crafters and musicians to feature their creations in Hollywood. The next Art in the Atrium event is planned for Saturday, November 18th at the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, located at 2030 Polk Street in downtown Hollywood.
Artists, crafters and musicians interested in displaying their wares are encouraged to register for this free event by calling the center at 954.921.3408. Please register your attendance by October 14th.
The latest edition of New Horizons is out. Take a moment to read the latest news from your Mayor and Commissioners, upcoming programs and events, GOB projects update, and other news and happenings in Hollywood. You can read the issue in English and Spanish online.
City Street Light Upgrade
A welcoming neighborhood includes a well-lit street that improves pedestrian and vehicle visibility and a sense of personal security. When streets are properly lit, especially at crossings, it encourages residents to get out and walk, it improves security, and minimizes crime or vandalism. Over the past several years Florida Power and Light has been actively replacing traditional high-pressure sodium vapor (HPSV) fixtures with light emitting diode LED lighting. The transition is taking place as a way to improve light quality, increase visibility, and reduce energy costs. Now the City is doing the same with the more than 2,000 City-owned fixtures.
A recent audit by NORESCO of City fixtures determined the number of fixtures, their existing conditions, ownership of the pole, and fixture type. 2,748 fixtures were identified as City-owned and in need of an update to LED. Replacement is set to being this fall, and while the pole itself will not change in most instances, the fixture will change to accommodate LED bulbs. Following the update residents will notice brighter, whiter light directed toward the street.
The City of Hollywood Department of Public Utilities began its Annual Breakpoint Chlorination, AKA Free Chlorination,” System Flushing Program this week. The free chlorination portion of this program will end August 27, 2023. Water distribution system line flushing may continue across the city for an additional two weeks to achieve optimal system maintenance through September 7, 2023.
For questions, please call City of Hollywood Water Quality at 954.967.4230 (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.
Be Water Smart
Florida leads the country in drowning deaths of children ages 1–4, in can happen in an instant. Learn how to keep safe around pools, lakes and the ocean to ensure a safe summer.
Check out Learn to Swim options available in Hollywood and find coupons for reduced rates for kids’ swim lessons
Watch the swim safety video for helpful hints and tips: YouTube Video
Did you miss the tax deadline or require an amendment? Are you eligible for the Child Tax Credit (CTC)? A team of volunteer tax experts is available to help with amendment returns for the tax years 2019, 2020, 2021, and also with your 2022 tax returns.
Hispanic Unity of Florida (HUF)
5840 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Mondays and Saturdays (on select dates)
FILE YOUR OWN TAXES Online (www.myfreetaxes.com) Deadline: October 31, 2023. For more information, visit www.vitataxesfree.org or call 954.964.8884.
Construction is underway on the Hollywood Boulevard Streetscape Project. Temporary detours can be expected. Businesses remain open during construction. Visit the project website for additional information.
The Florida Department of Transportation continues working along the Florida Turnpike and I-95. For around-the-clock, real-time, traffic information, visit www.fl511.com. For updated lane closure information, please refer to www.d4fdot.com/bcfdot. You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram @MyFDOT_SEFL, and on Facebook FDOT Southeast Florida.
Report an Urgent or Emergency Utility Issue
Report an urgent or emergency utility issue, water main break, water outage, or sewer emergency by calling 954.921.3046. This is the same number to call to report urgent utilities issues after hours, on weekends and holidays.
To report street-level flooding that makes roads impassable, please call 954.764.4357.
For police and fire non-emergencies only, please call 954.764.HELP
For the City's General Information line, please call 954.967.4357
The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1st and It's important to stay alert and be prepared! You can find important information on making your hurricane plan, evacuation information, storm surge information and shelter locations on the City's hurricane preparedness website.
It's Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Sea Turtle Nesting Season takes place every year from March 1st through October 31st. During this time, Hollywood’s “Turtle Friendly Lighting Ordinance” is in effect, when the City’s Hatchlings are attracted to light.
For Police and Fire non-emergency situations, please call 954.764.HELP (4357)
Emergency situations: call 9-1-1
REMINDER: Hollywood is Plastic and Foam Free
Single-Use Plastics and Foam are prohibited on Hollywood Beach, at City-owned parks and facilities, and 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 banning the use of nonbiodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.
If you're planning on going to the beach or park or attending an event or meeting at City Hall, a community center, park, ArtsPark at Young Circle, or other City facility, please don't bring plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers.