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. […]

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), […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: Every year, the Broward League of Cities offers four $1000 scholarships for Broward County high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in public administration, political science or another government-related field. The League provides this opportunity to support our local youth to develop our future community leaders and policy makers. In today’s […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Last week: National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970, and this is a good time for all of us to donate blood. Having a healthy and reliable blood supply available if you, a family member or a neighbor needs it is so important. Winter is one of the most difficult times of […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: It has been almost 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. King demonstrated the type of visionary leadership that we all should try to emulate today. He had the ability to galvanize people of all races and unite them in a peaceful way through his heart-moving speeches, which ultimately ended […]