President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Last week: “Safe Cities, Safe Florida” is an initiative of the Florida League of Cities president, Susan Haynie that provides governments with training and educational resources to better serve their residents in time of crisis. It shares best practices for building strong partnerships with agencies and organizations in the areas of incident management, health and safety, […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: In light of recent incidents, it is important that we recognize the commitment and dedication of our first responders. These highly trained law enforcement officers, firefighters, medical professionals and emergency management professionals are responsible for responding to crisis situations that are often horrific and emotionally and physically challenging. They are on the front lines […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Last week: Government and media share common goals. Both educate the public by distributing important and timely information, and both have to be responsive to the needs of their constituents: the people. Government plays an important role by communicating information through elected officials about issues that often require community input and impact the community. Similarly, media […]

President Greg Ross in Sun Sentinel 100

Looking ahead: Florida’s recently appointed Constitution Revision Commission will host a series of public hearings, focusing on issues that our growing state will face over the next 20 years. Local hearings will be held Thursday, April 6 in Miami Dade at FIU and on Friday, April 7 at FAU in Boca Raton. We face many challenges […]

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. […]

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 […]