South Florida in 3-day Forecast Cone for Tropical System
Tropical conditions are possible for portions of our area later this weekend, however uncertainty in the forecast remains. Forecast changes are likely so stay up-to-date with the latest information via a trusted source such as US National Weather Service Miami - South Florida or the National Hurricane Center. Visit the City's website for hurricane preparation tips and information on hurricane supplies.
Before, during and after a storm, important information will be posted on the City’s website at www.hollywoodfl.org, shared via CodeRED Alerts, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” email and text messages, and on the City’s social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. Receive the latest emergency updates and information by signing up today. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe to the City’s various information sources to be in the know.
Please stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further details of the storm movement and potential impact to our area.
As of Monday, August 9th, the City is now requiring everyone who enters a City of Hollywood building to wear a facial covering. This includes members of the public and City employees. Those refusing to wear a facial covering while in a City building will be denied in-person service, referred to the City’s online and/or telephone-based services, and asked to leave the building.
Important Notice Regarding Impact to Solid Waste, Recycling, Bulk and Yard Waste Collections
City of Hollywood solid waste, recycling, bulk, and yard waste collections vendor, Waste Pro USA, has been heavily impacted by a recent surge of positive COVID-19 infections. A large number of WastePro crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been forced into quarantine, which has resulted in service impacts City-wide. Until further notice, customers can expect temporary delays in solid waste, recycling, bulk and yard waste collections.
The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding as they work to manage service impacts resulting from this new wave of COVID-19 positive cases. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and maintain a primary focus on weekly garbage collections, followed by yard and bulk collections. Recycling routes will be delayed, if necessary, to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4526.
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, August 13 at 8 p.m. (weather permitting) Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday Goosebumps (PG) will be featured on the big screen at the Amphitheater in downtown Hollywood. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and admission is free. Lawn seating available.
Catch a new movie every Friday night at 8 p.m. at the ArtsPark, which is located at US 1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the City's website event calendar at www.hollywoodfl.org for the complete movie schedule.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the ArtsPark. Please leave plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics at home.
16th Annual Washington Park Family Fun Day & Back-to-School Event
The Community Enhancement Collaboration (CEC) is hosting their 16th Annual Family Fun Day and Back-to-School event on Saturday, August 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Road.
This event is open to Broward County residents and CEC clients, masks are required to participate. The backpack distribution will take place on a first come, first served basis while supplies last for ages 6-17. The event will include a bounce house, games, music, food and refreshments. Children's vaccinations will also be taking place. For more event information, please visit their website.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the Washington Park. Please leave plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics at home.
Apply Now for FastTrac Start-Up Program
Applications are being accepted now through August 22 at 11:59 p.m. for the City of Hollywood’s FastTrac® Start-Up Program, designed to guide aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs on the path to success. The free program will run from September through December and the classes will be held virtually via Webex. Click here to apply now!
As a Kauffman FastTrac® affiliate, the City hosts the FastTrac® Start-Up Program to help entrepreneurs refine their business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources for launch. All participants will receive a certificate of completion and the top three business plans may be eligible to compete for seed money grants through a pitch competition.
Interested participants must submit a complete application online by August 22 at 11:59 p.m. for this competitive process. Submit your online application here for the Fall 2021 FastTrac® Start-Up Program or learn more about the program here.
Hollywood has a strong foundation for bicycle mobility with a network of local streets that surround a vibrant, historic downtown, world-famous oceanfront promenade, and expanded urban core. The City Commission has approved a Comprehensive City-wide Bicycle Mobility Master Plan that builds on these strengths. There is still time to share your thoughts on the plan. For more information and to learn more about the plan, visit the City's website: http://hollywoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=972
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 to ban 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 leave plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics and foam containers at home.
Visit galleries and shops in Downtown Hollywood while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, live music, murals and more!
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.
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
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).
Hollywood Beach Golf Course Community Input Course Walk-Thru Events Planned
Calling all golfers and interested community members - all are encouraged to join the Department of Design and Construction Management (DCM), course architects and maintenance and operations staff for several Community Input Hole-By-Hole Course Walk-Thru Events during the month of August. Participants are asked to meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Pro Shop on one of the remaining event dates:
• August 23rd
• August 25th
The events are an opportunity to share your experiences and thoughts about the Hollywood Beach Golf Course site, which includes the course and clubhouse. The Hollywood Beach Golf Course is located at 1600 Johnson Street in east Hollywood. Golf carts will be available to assist those unable to walk the site hole-by-hole. For additional information on the events, please call DCM Project Manager Elisa Iglesias at 954.921.3410 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers are prohibited at the Hollywood Beach Golf Course. Please leave plastic bottles, bags and other single-use plastics at home.
Don't Delay - Only a Few Days Left to Enter SPARK Entrepreneur Competition
If you have the next great idea or business, apply today for the SPARK HollywoodFL Pitch Competition! Applications must be submitted by this Sunday, August 15th. The SPARK Pitch Competition will take place in person in October and is designed to support and grow entrepreneurship in our City.
The Pitch Competition features entrepreneurs competing for cash and in-kind prizes with a grand prize of $5000. The competition is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors and business professionals.
Broward County Public Schools Welcome Students to Campus for the 2021/22 School Year
Broward County Public Schools is welcoming new and returning students back into the classroom. Whether you are new and enrolling for the first time, or currently enrolled, Broward County Public Schools is Ready for You! Visit the Ready for You website to learn more about the wellness protocols BCPS is taking to ensure a safe and secure environment for all.
City Launches New Customer Service App Called "Hollywood Connect"
Need to report a pothole? Have you spotted a clogged storm drain? Or maybe you have noticed a code concern. “Hollywood Connect” is a fast, easy and convenient way for users to report non-emergency concerns directly to Hollywood City Hall.
Today, the City announced the launch of its new customer service platform, “Hollywood Connect,” powered by Rock Solid Technologies. The new application allows residents, business owners and visitors to report concerns directly to City Hall for resolution. The easy-to-use app allows you to submit service requests for code violations, potholes, streetlight outages, unsafe conditions and more directly from your mobile device. If enabled, your GPS and location services on your device will help pinpoint the service issue location – or you may enter the location manually. Once received, service requests are then routed to the appropriate department for attention and will be responded to quickly and efficiently. Users can easily track the progress of their service request, will receive updates throughout the resolution process, and will be notified once the issue has been resolved.
Hollywood Connect replaced the “Help Me Hollywood” application, which officially expired on July 31st. The Help Me Hollywood app will automatically update to the Hollywood Connect app on Apple devices that are set to automatic updates. Android users who currently have the Help Me Hollywood app must download the new app from the Google Play store.
In addition to submitting service requests, app users may also pay their water bills (Hollywood utility customers only), view their garbage collection schedule, apply for a building permit or vacation rental license, and learn about events and happenings in the City. The app also provides for language translation.
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 on Monday, August 9th through Wednesday, August 18th from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The closures allow for installation of the new 12” Force Main. 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.
SR 822/Sheridan Street Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation (RRR) Project
One lane in each direction along Sheridan Street from N 22nd Avenue to SR 5/US-1/Federal Highway will be closed, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for the removal of existing concrete, installation of new sidewalk and curb ramps, and installation of new pedestrian signalization. Additionally, one lane in each direction will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for thermal plastic and striping operations. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall.
Southwest Broward Mobility Improvements Project
One lane in each direction of N 56th Avenue from Pembroke Road to Douglas Street will be closed 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, for sidewalk construction, swale improvements, and asphalt placement. Detours might be implemented through adjacent roads if necessary, to improve safety. Flaggers will be present and detour signs will be in place to direct motorists around the work zone. Additionally, pedestrian signal improvements will take place at the intersections of S 56th Avenue/N 56th Avenue with Pembroke Road, Washington Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Johnson Street, Taft Street, Sheridan Street, and Stirling Road from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Workers will be present and lane closures will be place in the vicinity to direct motorists around the work zone. Work is underway through spring 2023.
Free COVID-19 Testing Site in West Hollywood
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County, in partnership with the City of Hollywood hosts a free COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Site at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in West Hollywood from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. This site is closed on Sundays and Mondays. No appointment is necessary, however if you would prefer to schedule an appointment, please call 954.412.7300. Priority is given to school children and staff. Please be sure to wear a facial covering when arriving for testing. Find a Florida COVID-19 Testing Site near you.
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. Use the VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR to find a site near you.
HOLLYWOOD Pop-up Vaccination Site Friday, August 20 - Sunday, August 22 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. David Park Community Center 108 N. 33rd Ct. Hollywood
Broward Community Health Center, 5010 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 100B. Refer to the website for appointment/walk-in availability.
Hollywood VA Clinic, 3702 Washington Street, Suite 201. Veterans and spouses/caregivers only. Refer to their website for more information.
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.
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
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.
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.
New Law Regarding County and Municipal Code Enforcement of Anonymous Complaints
As of July 1st, Florida law prohibits code inspectors from starting an investigation for potential codes or ordinance violations based on an anonymous complaint. The law now requires persons reporting potential violations to provide contact information before an investigation can begin. If an officer has reason to believe the alleged violation presents an imminent threat to public health, safety, or welfare or imminent destruction of habitat or sensitive resources, then the prohibition does not apply.
Effective immediately, in compliance with Florida law, Hollywood residents are required to provide their name and address when filing a complaint with Code Compliance. For additional questions, please call Code Compliance at 954.921.3061.
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.