Archives for December 2016

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

As elected officials, we are especially thankful during the holidays for the opportunity to join with our residents at holiday events, tree lightings, and parades to celebrate the season. In addition to spending time with our families, the holidays are the time we all need to remember and help those who may not have many […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Access to public records is a fundamental right, and helps keep citizens informed and government transparent. In recent years, there has been an increase in questionable public records requests specifically designed to cause cities to incur extraordinary or unreasonable costs. These requests are costing cities millions of dollars to comply. The Broward League of Cities […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

A recently released statement from the Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development focusing on the Fair Housing Act is an important tool for cities that are dealing with sober homes in residential neighborhoods. The benefits that sober homes provide in the recovery process is not the issue. It is the proliferation of unregulated […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

More than 3,000 appointed and elected officials from across the country met in Pittsburgh for the National League of Cities’ 92nd annual conference. During the four-day summit, sessions covering topics from economic development and sustainability to transportation alternatives and the impact of climate change on cities were combined with in depth discussions about best practices, […]