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One Remaining Virtual Meeting on September 1 Broward Commuter Rail Kick-Off Meetings
In-Person and Virtual Options Offered
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four and Broward County are performing a PD&E Study for the Broward Commuter Rail (BCR) along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway from Aventura in Miami-Dade County to Deerfield Beach in Broward County.
The objective of the BCR PD&E Study is to develop and analyze alternatives that integrate passenger and freight service along the FEC Railway. The purpose of the study is to address congestion issues by improving mobility while supporting economic policies, as well as land development policies, in eastern Broward County.
The public is encouraged to attend the virtual meeting to learn more about the study. Links to register your attendance, additional project and study details can be found here.
ArtsPark Movie Night
Friday, September 3rd at 8 p.m. Join your neighbors at ArtsPark Movie Night! This Friday, Beauty & the Beast (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.
Indoor Public Access Suspended at City Facilities
In light of the spike in COVID-19 positive cases in South Florida and the elevated risk to public health, all City facilities, including City Hall and Community Centers, is closed to the general public for indoor activities and recreation. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. Customers are encouraged to use the many services offered online. Outdoor Recreation: Outdoor recreation facilities such as Driftwood Community Swimming Pool, Parks, Marina, Sports Fields, Playgrounds, Golf Courses, Tennis and Pickleball Courts, Skate Parks, and the ArtsPark at Young Circle remain open and outdoor events like the ArtsPark Friday Night Movie will continue.
Indoor Recreation: The indoor art studios at the ArtsPark Gallery will be closed. All Community Centers will be closed and no inside activities will take place, with the exception of School Aftercare and Barry University Programs. For additional information, please call the appropriate City Department listed below:
Mayor and City Commissioners: 954.921.3321
City Attorney’s Office: 954.921.3435
City Clerk: 954.921.3211
City Manager’s Office: 954.921.3201
Community Redevelopment Agency: 954.924.2980
Budget & Performance Management: 954.921.3206
Development Services: 954.921.3471
Code Compliance: 954.921.3061
Design & Construction Management: 954.921.3410
Emergency Management: 954.921.3053
Financial Services: 954.921.3234
Procurement Services: 954.921.3221
General Accounting: 954.921.3228
Fire Rescue and Beach Safety: 954.967.4248
Fire Inspectors: 954.967.4404
Fire Investigation Reports: 954.967.4404
Human Resources: 954.921.3216
Labor Relations: 954.921.3519
Information Technology: 954.921.3479
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts: 954.921.3404
Police Department –Non Emergency: 954.764.HELP (4357)
Taft Street Lane Closure Planned September 7th - 24th
As part of 95 Express Phase 3C Project, westbound Taft Street at I-95 will have the right turn lane and sidewalk closed to traffic and pedestrians beginning at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7th through 6 a.m. on Friday, September 24th. The partial closure will allow for crews to safely perform watermain relocation activities.
During this operation, motorists will be able to make a right turn onto East Okomo from the general purpose lane, and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the south sidewalk along Taft Street.
This project is part of the extension of the existing Express Lanes North from just south of Hollywood Boulevard to just south of Broward Boulevard. One lane will be added and the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane will be converted to create two Express Lanes in each direction. The number of General Use lanes will remain the same. Other project improvements include construction of I-95/I-595 Direct Connectors between 95 Express Lanes and I-595, as well as reconstruction, milling, resurfacing, and widening of I-595 from SR 7 to I-95 and along I-95 from south of Hollywood Boulevard to south of Broward Boulevard. Additional work includes bridge widening along I-95 at several locations, painting of 17 bridges within project limits, I-95/SR 84 interchange modifications, Integrated Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Installation, including traffic monitoring devices, detectors, and dynamic message signs to optimize traffic operations, tolling/gantry construction, ramp signalization implementation at the interchanges, lighting, signage, and drainage installation and construction of shoulder–mounted sound walls and retaining walls. Total construction costs for Phase 3C are $457 million. Construction began in January 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2025. For more information visit the FDOT project website
. 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 p.m. to 6 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 a.m. to 4 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 a.m. to 4 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.
The Latest COVID Information from Memorial Regional Hospital's Dr. Randy Katz
Dr. Randy Katz, Director of Emergency Services at Memorial Regional Hospital, provides an update on the local impact of the surge in COVID cases. Click here to watch the video
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.
Curbside Collections for Select Properties on McKinley and Cleveland Streets
Properties on McKinley Street and Cleveland Street from N 50th Avenue and Emerson Drive must place their garbage and recycling bins, as well as bulk and yard waste, curbside at the front of their property for collection until further notice.
Curbside collections only apply to the properties within this very limited area. For additional questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 954.967.4264.
Bicycle Mobility Master Plan
Share your Ideas!
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.
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.
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 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.
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 a.m. to 3 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.
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
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.
The City's customer service platform, “Hollywood Connect,” powered by Rock Solid Technologies 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.
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.
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.