In-Person & Virtual Community Workshops Planned for Stormwater Master Plan Update
Today - Thursday, July 15th The Department of Public Utilities will be hosting two public workshops to discuss the City's ongoing Stormwater system assessment and flooding mitigation plans. 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: flooding, existing storm systems, water quality, low-lying elevations, effect of climate change, infrastructure and resilience. All are invited to attend either in-person or virtually. Register your virtual attendance here:
TODAY - July 15th, 6-7:30 PM - Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in west Hollywood
The City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development and Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present this year’s SPARK Hollywood FL events. The SPARK Hollywood FL initiative is designed to support and grow entrepreneurship in our City.
Plans are underway for the annual SPARK Pitch Competition is scheduled in October. Applications are now being accepted for entrepreneurs at any stage of development to pitch their big idea. The ‘quick-pitch competition’ will feature entrepreneurs and new ventures competing for cash and in-kind prizes with a grand prize of $5000. Contestants give a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors and business professionals.
If you have the next great idea or business, apply today! Applications must be submitted by August 15th. The SPARK Pitch Competition will take place in person in October.
CDBG Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program
The City of Hollywood is providing an Eviction Prevention/Rental Assistance Program funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for eligible Hollywood residents affected by the COVID-19 Health Crisis.
Applications are now being accepted. To learn more about the program and application window, please click here.
Johnson Street Road Closure between N 16th Ave & N 20th Ct July 14th - 15th
A temporary road closure of Johnson Street between N 16th Avenue and N 20th Court will be taking place through today, July 15th from 8 a.m. to 6 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.
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.
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.
Temporary Lane Closures on Taft Street between S. Longfellow Circle and N. Longfellow Circle
Temporary lane closures are planned along Taft Street between S. Longfellow Circle and N. Longfellow Circle beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20th through 4:00 p.m. on July 30th. The closures allow for the exploratory excavations of existing utilities. Detours will be in-place routing motorists around the construction zones. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route to avoid construction delays.
Inclement weather and unforeseen utility conflicts may alter this planned construction schedule.
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.
ArtsPark Movie Night Friday, July 16th at 8 p.m.
Jungle Book (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.
Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk
Saturday, July 17th - 6pm – 11pm
Third Saturday of Every Month
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.
6pm: Eric Austin Band
8pm: Jah Steve & The Counteract Crew
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).
Presented by the City of Hollywood and the Hollywood Community Agency "An Evening with Julian Marley" takes place at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood on Saturday, July 31st. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Opening sounds by Dubwise. This all-ages show is FREE with RSVP: www.rhythmfoundation.com/#/events?event_id=42958
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:
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.
It's Rainy Season. Drain and Cover to Prevent Mosquitoes!
Although mosquito season seems to be year-round in South Florida, it becomes a problem during the rainy summer months. This is the time of year when those pesky mosquitoes find even more opportunity to breed, and most of the time, we can help fight the bite. The Florida Department of Health encourages you to follow some simple tips to reduce mosquito breeding and prevent the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus disease, Zika, Dengue, and malaria:
Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flowerpots, or any other containers where sprinkler or rainwater has collected.
Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances, and other items that aren’t being used.
Empty and clean birdbaths and your pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week.
Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
Maintain the chemistry in your swimming pool to ensure water balance. Empty plastic pools when not in use.
Repair broken screens on windows, doors, porches, and patios.
Cover your skin when you have to be outside when mosquitoes are active.
Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-methane-diol, and IR3535 are effective.
The Broward County Mosquito Control Division sprays areas with reported concentrations of mosquitoes, frequently check known mosquito breeding sites, treat standing water and spray in areas requested by residents. To request mosquito spraying in your neighborhood, please use the online Mosquito Spray Request Form or call Broward County at 954.765.4062.
Several local agencies have coordinated relief efforts to assist the Surfside community impacted by the devastating collapse of the Champlain South Condominium building. Click here for more information.
Several fixed vaccination sites are operating in Broward County offering the Pfizer vaccine to residents ages 12 and older. No appointment is required. No insurance necessary.
C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE)
Central Broward Park & Broward County Stadium, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill. Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd., Coral Springs. Hours: Wednesday - Friday 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE)
Lockhart Stadium, 1350 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE)
Nova Southeastern University, 7901 SW 36st St, Suite 209, Davie. Hours: Monday - Wednesday noon to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE)
Pompano Beach Citi Centre, 1955 N. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
Quiet Waters Park, 401 S Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach. Hours: Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, 2520 NW 6th St. Fort Lauderdale. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (DRIVE-THROUGH VACCINE)
Vizcaya Park, 14200 SW 55th St., Miramar. Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (WALK-UP VACCINE)
POP-UP VACCINATION SITES CONTINUE “Pop-up” vaccination sites are 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.
HOLLYWOOD Hispanic Unity 5840 Johnson St, Hollywood Wednesday, June 30-August 11; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional Broward County Locations Lauderhill Mall Bus Transfer Facility 1409 SW 40th Ave. Lauderhill Wednesday, July 14 - July 17; 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Mount Pisgah Baptist Church 891 NW 27th Ave. Pompano Beach Saturday, July 17; 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Miramar City Hall 2400 Civic Center Pl. Miramar Saturday, July 17; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Pelican Grand Hotel 2000 N. Ocean Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale Monday, July 19; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort 505 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday, July 20; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Plantation West Regional Bus Terminal 100 N. Pine Island Rd. Plantation Thursday, July 22 - July 24; 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bahia Mar Hotel 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale Thursday, July 22; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lago Mar Hotel 100 South Ocean Ln. Ft. Lauderdale Friday, July 23; 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Broward Central Bus Terminal 101 NW 1st Ave. Ft. Lauderdale Thursday, July 29 - July 31; 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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
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.
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.