Archives for February 2017

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: In Broward County, transportation issues are increasing with the demand for driving expected to continue to rise. Broward County’s population is growing, causing more strain on our aging infrastructure. In 2003, Miami passed a one-half cent sales tax which has not been successful in alleviating traffic congestion. In fact Miami was recently ranked as […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Last week: February is recognized as Black History Month or National African American History Month, and is one of the nation’s oldest organized history celebrations. Many of our cities commemorate the achievements of local black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans with community, cultural and celebratory events honoring community members for their significant […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: Many Broward County cities are making grade level reading a priority within their communities by supporting the Broward Reads campaign. Only 55 percent of Broward third graders are reading at the proficient level, which will ultimately impact their ability to graduate high school and move onto a successful career. Our cities are collaborating with […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: Next week, several Broward local elected officials will be in Washington, DC with the Florida League of Cities, meeting with Florida’s congressional delegation and the administration to discuss key federal issues affecting municipalities. Priorities include protection of the tax exempt status of municipal bonds (funding source for local infrastructure needs, i.e. schools, waterworks, roads), […]