Public Access to City Hall & City Facilities Resumed.
Online and Drive Thru Services Still Available
Welcome back! Public access to City Hall and City facilities has resumed. Masks remain recommended for the general public and required for City staff while inside City facilities.
In a continuing effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, residents are still encouraged to use the City's Online Services to conduct business and utilize the drive through window at City Hall to pay bills and fees.
The Building Department's QLess Check-In Service should also be used to reserve your space in line before entering City Hall.
Online Surplus Auction Underway Now
Auction Ends at 7 p.m. Today
In the market for a used vehicle or boat? Check out the City's Surplus Online Auction underway now through June 15th. Cars, trucks, vans, emergency vehicles, boats and more - right now there are 49 surplus vehicles on the auction block. The auction ends June 15th at 7 p.m. Anyone interested can visit the auction site and submit a bid here.
The City contracts with a company called "Bidera" to handle public auctions of surplus items. As part of their contract they inspect each item, write up a description, take detailed photographs and then host the auction. Hollywood is just one of many local municipalities to use the Bidera online auction site to sell surplus items with the goal of realizing the best possible price to the benefit of taxpayers.
Due to limited public access to Hollywood City Hall, the City is offering a number of options for members of the public to view and participate in City Commission Meeting tomorrow, June 16th.
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 link above or via telephone. Comments must be submitted by 6 p.m. today, June 15th.
The opportunity for public comments is available on all agenda items to be voted on by the Commission and under Citizen Comments. The opportunity for public comments is not available on Proclamations and Presentations.
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.
Comments left on voicemail machines, emailed, posted to the City or CRA social media accounts or submitted after stated deadlines will not be accepted.
Pre-register to Make a Comment In-person:
Pre-registration is required via the online form see above link
Please note: All members of the public must wear a mask at all times when inside City Hall. All members of the public must have their temperature taken upon entering City Hall. Staff will direct the public to the designated seating area where they will be able to hear the meeting. Once the meeting begins and maximum indoor capacity has been reached, no other members of the public will be allowed in the designated seating area. The City Clerk will call out the names of those wishing to speak in-person, at which time they will enter the chambers and step up to the podium. When done speaking, participant should exit City Hall. In-person participants commenting on multiple items may return to the designated seating area and wait for their name to be called again.
"SPARK Launch" is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to interact and learn from area experts. This moderated session on Wednesday, June 16th will cover entrepreneurial programs and resources Broward County has to offer. The session will also highlight Broward’s unique position in the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.
Featured Panelists Include:
John Wensveen, Chief Innovation Officer, Nova Southeastern University Executive Director, Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation
Pamela Fuertes, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Miami-Dade College
David Coddington, LEED AP Sr. Vice President Business Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Broward County
Raelin Storey, Director of the Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development City of Hollywood.
SPARK Hollywood FL was launched in 2017 through a unique partnership between the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood with support from entrepreneurially focused organizations. SPARK Hollywood, FL has offered more than 100 entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ventures to expert judges, and awarded more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind prizes to spark businesses since 2017. For more information about SPARK Hollywood, FL, visit www.sparkhollywoodfl.com.
Stormwater Master Plan Workshop
June 16th at 10:30 a.m.
FY2022 Operating Budget Workshop
June 17th at 2 p.m.
Due to limited public access to Hollywood City Hall, the City is offering a number of options for members of the public to view next week's Commission workshops.
City's Government Access Channel - Comcast Channel 78
City's Government Access Channel - ATT U-Verse Channel 99
Community Input Meeting Proposed Hollywood Beach Community Center Project
Thursday, June 17th at 6 p.m.
Join the City of Hollywood and the Related Group for a virtual community input meeting on the proposed Hollywood Beach Community Center Project on Thursday, June 17th at 6 p.m.
The newest edition of New Horizons is out. Take a moment to read the latest news from your Mayor and Commissioners, the Parks and Recreation Program and Events Guide, Q2 Report Card, and other news and happenings in Hollywood. You can read this summer edition online here.
Sheridan Street Mural Project Dedication
Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m.
Celebrate the completion of the community-led project to create the Sheridan Street wall mural. The dedication ceremony is taking place on Friday, June 18th at 10 a.m. and will include:
Remarks from City officials
Recognition of the Volunteer Project Coordinator, Bettina August
Recognition of Project Sponsor Pinnacle Art in Public Places Program, Louis Wolfson III, Partner
Reflections from Mural Artist Cat Ferraz
All are invited to attend.
All are invited to attend. For additional questions, please call the Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development at 954.921.3620.
Dive into summer at your local Community Pool!
Open swim time and structured aquatic programs will be offered this summer at your local community pools. Two community pools in Hollywood are now open to the public. Dive into summer at either of these locations:
• Driftwood Community Pool, 3000 N. 69th Avenue in west Hollywood
• Attucks Middle School, 3500 N 22nd Avenue in east Hollywood
For more information including fees, hours of operations and programming details, please call 954.967.4644.
ArtsPark Movie Night Friday, June 18th at 8 p.m.
Raya & the Last Dragon (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.
Washington Park Community Center
5199 Pembroke Road
Juneteenth is an historic celebration among African Americans that honors the announcement of the end of slavery. This family and community event is free and open to the public and kicks off with Junkanoo Dancers and Stilt walkers. The celebration will also include gospel performances, artists, motivational speakers and a bounce house for the children. The mission of the South Broward Juneteenth Celebration Committee is to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that benefits the City of Hollywood and surrounding South Broward, Dade and Monroe County communities. Note: This event is not organized by the City of Hollywood
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk
Saturday, June 19th
Third Saturday of Every Month / 6pm – 11pm
Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, murals and more!
Special Enhancements: Artisan Market at the ArtWalk, 6pm – 11pm Join us for the Artisan Market at the ArtWalk! Featuring pop-up shops, artist showcases, handmade items, local purveyors, vintage shopping, boutique goods and FUN! Located on Harrison Street between 20th & 21st Avenue.
Mural Tour, 6pm This guided tour lets you learn the stories behind the art and artists of the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project. Meet at the Visitor Center Information Booth at 20th Avenue & Harrison Street.
Gallery Tour, 7pm Join Evan Snow of Choose954 for a guided and curated ArtWalk experience. Get an opportunity to meet with the local artists of each gallery in Downtown Hollywood. Meet at the Visitor Center Information Booth at 20th Avenue & Harrison Street.
Impulse Art, 8pm Fusion of music and painting (live art performance). Artist Daniel Pontet will be painting with his feet inspired by the rhythm of drumming guided by Jeff Lee of Resurrection Drums. LOCATION: 2001 Van Buren Street.
Live Music, 6pm – 11pm Live performances on the MAIN STAGE: Harrison Street at 21st Avenue. June 19, 2021: • 6pm: Moonlight Thief • 7pm: VAM Band • 9pm: Deep Fried Funk Band Information: 954-924-2980.
Parking Information: Downtown Hollywood offers on-street metered parking for $1.50 per hour, as well as municipal garage parking for $1 per hour. Municipal garage locations are: 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue Municipal Garage (between Tyler Street & Polk Street).
There are currently 12 fixed vaccination site locations in Broward County. Nine of the sites are operated by DOH-Broward; three are operated by Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM).
Upcoming schedule updates:
FDEM has announced that effective June 18, 2021, their two vaccination sites at Broward College North Campus (Coconut Creek) and Vizcaya Park (Miramar) will close. Until then, they will dispense second dose shots only of Pfizer (Vizcaya) or Moderna (Broward College) and shots of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (both locations) from 9AM – 5PM, seven days a week.
DOH-Broward has announced that Tree Tops Park site in Davie will close on June 17, 2021, the sites at Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale will close on June 18, 2021, and the site at Pompano Beach CitiCentre will close on June 30, 2021.
2 HOLLYWOOD LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN 21 NEW POP-UP VACCINATION SITES
21 “pop-up” vaccination sites will begin in June offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 12 and older. No appointment required. No insurance necessary. DOH-Broward pop-up sites offer $10 grocery gift certificates redeemable at local supermarkets for all individuals receiving first doses.
HOLLYWOOD Hollywood Broadwalk Charnow Park Friday, June 18 through Saturday, June 19; 10AM – 6PM Hispanic Unity Wednesday, June 30-August 11; 10AM – 5PM
DANIA BEACH Dania Beach City Hall Monday, June 28; 1PM-6PM
DAVIE Saint David’s Catholic Church Sunday, June 27; 8AM – 1PM
DEERFIELD BEACH North East Focal Point Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 25; 9AM-4PM
FORT LAUDERDALE Tabernaculo De Vida Sunday, June 27; Noon-3PM
Broward Wellness Center Monday, June 8 through Friday, June 11; 10AM-6PM except Wednesday 10AM-4PM
Mass Arts District Saturday, June 19; 6PM-11PM
HILLSBORO BEACH Hillsboro Beach Town Hall Saturday, June 12; 9AM-12PM
LAUDERHILL Lauderhill Bus Terminal Wednesday, June 23; 10AM-7PM Thursday, June 24, Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26; 2:30PM-7PM
MIRAMAR Miramar City Hall Saturday, June 12 and Friday, June 18; 10AM – 2PM Saturday, June 26; 6PM-10PM
Island Hopping at Shirley Branca Park Saturday, June 19; 6PM-10PM
NORTH LAUDERDALE Hampton Pines Park Monday, June 14; 8AM – 1PM Tuesday, June 15; 1PM-6PM
Pompano Park Wednesday, June 16; 8AM – 1PM Thursday, June 17; 1PM-6PM
North Lauderdale City Hall Friday, June 18; 8AM – 1PM
North Lauderdale Teen Center Saturday, June 19; 8AM – 1PM
OAKLAND PARK Power Outreach Ministries Sunday, June 13; Noon-2PM
The City's new noise ordinance is in effect. Effective June 1st, select businesses must have a Noise Level Detection Device installed. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners here.
Field Data Collections Crews at Work 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 in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.