The City is offering a number of options for members of the public to view and participate in tomorrow's meetings.
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The deadline to submit comments for the CRA and Commission Meeting has passed.
Please note: All members of the public must have their temperature taken upon entering City Hall and masks are recommended for the public. Staff will direct the public to the designated seating area where they will be able to hear the meeting. Seating in the Commission Chambers allows for social distancing. Additional seating is available outside the Chambers.
2 New Ways to
Report Issues with
Short-Term/Vacation Rental Properties
Struggling with a problem vacation rental that is licensed to operate in your neighborhood? We are here to help with two new tools to combat problem short-term and vacation rental properties. Whether it is a loud party, concerns with parking or trash, you can report it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live operator via a dedicated customer service telephone phone number, or via a real-time website. To report an issue simply:
The new 24/7 hotline and website will allow for:
Improved response time with real-time outreach to registered property owners/managers
Easy tracking of properties and issues both in real-time and over time for staff. (Tracking for residents is not currently available through this service, however any violations issued can be viewed online
Full documentation of photo, audio and video evidence of noncompliance for evidence-based citations and easily identify problem properties
Efficient and convenient reporting tools available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Reporting Licensed Properties
When reporting the issue by phone, be sure to request the operator contact the property owner/manager directly. When submitting an online request, the property owner/manager will automatically be contacted. Once a report has been received, the clock starts ticking for the issue to be addressed. Property owners, property managers and/or the emergency contacts who are registered with the City will be immediately notified and given 30 minutes to resolve most issues. For more complex issues, staff will work with property owners/managers toward resolution. If there is no response from the property owner/manager, the problem persists, or the property is unlicensed, the issue will then be escalated accordingly.
Reporting Unlicensed Properties
While there are just under 700 short term/vacation rental properties currently licensed to operate in the City of Hollywood, we understand there are many thousands more operating without a license. You are encouraged to report these locations. Even though the City does not have contact information to quickly reach these property owners/managers for immediate resolution, reports will help to strengthen the database and arm staff with evidence to resolve problem locations over time. Issues with unlicensed properties, trash collection, advertising, etc. may not be resolved within a 30-minute window, however the more these types of issues are reported, the better the response to resolution time will be.
Granicus Host Complaint System Service Enhancements:
Dedicated Hotline: Allows residents to report issues 24/7 and notify property contact
Address Identification: Staff can actively monitor short-term rental platforms, property/activity documentation and compliance status
COMING SOON - Compliance Monitoring: Staff can automatically mail notifications/enforcement letters
COMING SOON - Rental Activity Monitoring: Provides Staff with detailed data to validate length of stay
The City of Hollywood is pleased to offer this new service that will help ensure property owners/managers are operating their properties in compliance with all rules and regulations. Over time, this service will help to improve the quality of life for residents and reduce strain on city resources. Take an active role in your community and take back control of your neighborhood. For more information on rules for short-term rental properties in the City of Hollywood and the City’s noise ordinance, please visit the City's Vacation Rental License webpage.
Qualifying recreation and outdoor items, as well as admission to entertainment and cultural events, will be tax-free begins today, Thursday, July 1 and extends through Wednesday, July 7.
The sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
for more information, including a detailed list of qualifying items.
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, July 9nd at 8 p.m.
The Goonies (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.
The following information is provided for those who wish to assist the Surfside community impacted by the devastating collapse of the Champlain South Condominium building.
The Miami Heat, the Miami Heat Charitable Fund, the Coral Gables Community Foundation, the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation have partnered to create a hardship fund for those impacted by the Surfside building collapse. This hardship fund will allow residents both locally, and nationwide, to give toward relief efforts.
Support Surfside Donations
GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has teamed up with Jewish Community Services of South Florida, and Mishkan Miami, the Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support to provide financial assistance, chaplaincy support, crisis counseling and social services. The federation says that 100 percent of funds collected will be used to provide assistance to those affected. Checks with the notation “Surfside Building Collapse” can be mailed to: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137.
For more information about the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s special relief funds, call 305.576.4000.
OPERATION HELPING HANDS
Operation Helping Hands is a partnership between United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald that was created in 1998 in the aftermath of hurricanes Mitch and Georges. Since then, it has been reactivated in response to disasters and other emergency situations such as the COVID-19 global pandemic and now, the aftermath of the building collapse in Surfside.
Here’s how to support and assist families with their short- and long-term recovery needs: Operation Helping Hands donations
AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross is at the scene of the collapse helping authorities with rescue efforts. It offers several online and mail options for donating. Donate online by clicking here. For those who want to donate by check or to a specific cause, there is a donation form that must be printed and sent to: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839. To donate by phone or to get assistance with your donation, call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669). For Spanish, call 1-800-435-7669, and for a TDD operator call 1-800-220-4095.
Johnson Street Road Closure between N 16th Avenue and N 20th Court July 7th - 9th
A temporary road closure of Johnson Street between N 16th Avenue and N 20th Court will be taking place July 7th through July 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The closure will allow for the installation of concrete utility poles. Detours will be in-place routing motorists around the construction zones. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays. 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 should continue to pay close attention to detour signing to avoid any congestion that may occur along the various detour routes.
The closure is part of the Florida Power and Light 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.
Eastbound Hollywood Boulevard Road Closure at N 21 Avenue July 7th - 9th
A temporary road closure of Hollywood Boulevard at N 21st Avenue will be taking place July 7th through July 9th. The closure will allow for crews to complete the new 24” watermain connection. All eastbound traffic will be detoured to Harrison Street. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter these construction schedules.
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.
In-Person & Virtual Community Workshops Planned for Stormwater Master Plan Update
Thursday, July 15th and Thursday, August 5th
The Department of Public Utilities will be hosting two public workshops to discuss the City's ongoing Stormwater system assessment, flooding mitigation plans, and the actions needed to adapt to sea level rise. These workshops are an opportunity for the public to share their past experiences with flooding events in Hollywood as a way to help guide the development of the Stormwater Master Plan. Issues to be discussed: sea level rise, flooding, saltwater intrusion, groundwater table, storm systems, water quality, storm surge, low-lying elevations, backflow flooding, high tides, infrastructure and resilience. All are invited to attend either in-person or virtually. Register your virtual attendance here:Register your virtual attendance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NWn06dizRsmWOKJqvEZj2Q
Register your virtual attendance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kCJ679HaQKGA0XPVthuA1g
- August 5th, 6-7:30 PM - Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive in east Hollywood
About the City of Hollywood Stormwater Master Plan Update (SWMP)
The SWMP will review and update the City’s overall stormwater system to account for the projected effects of sea level rise, storm surge, and other extreme weather events. The assessment aims to identify and prioritize areas that experience flooding, and will induce a series of Capital Improvement Projects that appropriately update drainage systems and coastal infrastructure. The SWMP will define implementable actions for proactive planning for the City to adapt to sea level rise and flooding.
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).
POP-UP VACCINATION SITES CONTINUE
“Pop-up” vaccination sites are is taking place through the month of July. Sites offer 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.
Hispanic Unity 5840 Johnson St, Hollywood
Wednesday, June 30-August 11; 10AM – 5PM
Additional Broward County Locations
Broward Central Terminal 101 NW 1st Ave. Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, July 8 - Saturday, July 10; 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cleveland’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream 6933 Miramar Pkwy. Miramar
Thursday, July 8; 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Miramar City Hall 2400 Civic Center Pl. Miramar
Saturday, July 10 & Saturday, July 17; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Praise Tabernacle 1050 NW 43rd Ave. Plantation
Sunday, July 11 & Sunday, August 1; 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lauderhill Mall Bus Transfer Facility 1409 SW 40th Ave. Lauderhill
Wednesday, July 14 - July 17; 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 891 NW 27th Ave. Pompano Beach
Saturday, July 17; 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pelican Grand Hotel 2000 N. Ocean Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale
Monday, July 19; 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale
Tuesday, July 20; 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Plantation West Regional Bus Terminal 100 N. Pine Island Rd. Plantation
Thursday, July 22 - July 24; 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bahia Mar Hotel 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale,
Thursday, July 22; 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lago Mar Hotel 100 South Ocean Ln. Ft. Lauderdale
Friday, July 23; 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Broward Central Bus Terminal 101 NW 1st Ave. Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, July 29 - July 31; 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
View Posted Schedule for Location Details
For more information on site locations, please visit the DOH-Broward website.
Broward County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program
3 In-Person Service Centers Now Open
Online Portal Remains Active - Apply Today!
Residents behind on their rent and utility balances due to a COVID-19 financial hardship are encouraged to submit an application for Emergency Rental Assistance. Three new customer service centers offer in-person assistance if necessary or desired – an appointment is required.
Broward County has received $53 million in federal funding for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which for eligible residents provides 100 percent of past due rent and utility payments as far back as March 2020. Up to 12 months of assistance for past due rent is available for eligible residents who have experienced financial hardship, are at risk of eviction and homelessness, and up to three months of future payments to provide housing stability.
To schedule an appointment at an in-person service center, call 800-204-0557. An agent will help applicants ensure they have all the required documentation to complete the process. Applicants who are missing documentation will be given a checklist and asked to return with the proper documentation. Locations for in-person assistance include:
Housing Foundation of America
2400 N. University Drive, Suite 200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Housing Foundation of America
1773 N. State Road 7, Suite 101-D
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Crisis Housing Solutions (at the Northwest Family Success Center)
10077 NW 29th St.
Coral Springs, FL 33065
Tenants and landlords are encouraged to work together to complete the application process. Rental assistance funds will be paid to either the tenant or the landlord. Utility assistance payments will be paid directly to the utility provider.
An online application option is available and encouraged for fastest response. To apply online, visit Broward.org/RentAssistance or call 888-692-7203 for assistance over the phone in English, Spanish and Creole, Monday through Friday, from 8AM to 5PM. Tenants or landlords who have already filed an application can also call 888-692-7203 to check the status of their application. Please have case number handy.
As of June 22, in Broward County, 4,600 individuals have completed the application process and another 6,300 have started the process but not completed it. “We have funds available, and a program in place to help,” said Broward County Family Success Assistant Director Natalie Beasley. “We will continue to accept applications after June 30, but strongly encourage those who have started the application process and not completed it to do so as soon as possible.” For more information, visit Broward.org/RentAssistance.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is offered through Broward County. This is not a City of Hollywood program.
Plastic and Foam Free
on Hollywood Beach, at City-Owned Properties & by City VendorsThe 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.
Notice to Utility Customers
Reinstatement of Disconnections for
Past Due Balances Begins October 1st
Over one year ago, the City of Hollywood temporarily suspended its policy for service disconnections for past due balances. It was a way to help customers through a difficult economic time and to ensure water service was available for hand washing and other hygiene measures during the height of the pandemic. Customers were encouraged to stay current with their utility payments during this time if they were able, and to reach out for assistance in setting up a payment plan if they were not.
Considering the current positive trends in the COVID vaccination rate and declining COVID-19 positivity rates, disconnections and late penalties for past due utility balances will resume on October 1, 2021. Customers with an outstanding balance on their utility accounts have the following options:
If you need assistance: Contact the Family Success Center for Broward County to apply for emergency assistance online here or by calling the Emergency Rental Assistance Hotline at 888-692-7203 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
If you need to set up a payment plan: Contact the City's Customer Service team by calling 954.921.3938 or by email
If you would like to pay a delinquent balance in full: You can make a payment online, use the 24-hour automated phone system by calling 954.921.3938 or one of the below options:
Cashiers Office at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 103. Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Drive-thru window at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard – (North side of building). Hours: 7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
After hours drop box at City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard (North side of building) next to the "drive thru" window
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.
New Noise Regulations
Now in Effect
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.
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.
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.