Archives for March 2017

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: The Broward League of Cities opposes SB-596 and HB-687 which threaten to overrule local government’s authority to control where telecom companies are allowed to locate their equipment. Each of our cities has clear ideas about how they want their communities to look. They currently have jurisdiction over the placement of communication facilities in public […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: As a partner with Broward College in the Village Square project, we seek to encourage civil conversation on important community issues. On March 21, Take Out Tuesday, a component of Village Square, will host a conversation titled “Do we need public hospitals?” I think we can all agree on the need for our safety […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: On Tuesday, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Miramar, and Weston will hold elections. Municipal governments, the closest to the people, play an important role in the quality of life for all residents. The League of Cities urges you to get involved and know your municipal officials. We are there to help […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: The Broward League of Cities strongly opposes HB 17/SB 1158. The proposed legislation would prohibit cities from passing regulations related to their own businesses, professions and occupations without receiving approval from the state legislature. Local government would not be able to address health, safety, welfare and property rights concerns of its residents and businesses. […]