By: Vice Mayor Michael Udine
The end of the school year is fast approaching. Some are planning travel around the country or the world, and others plan on a quiet break right here at home.
Wherever your plans take you this summer Broward County is ready to serve you. From upgrades at FLL to make your long-awaited trip perfect to water safety classes for the kids and programs through our local libraries, Broward has the things that you need for an exciting summer!
The 15 annual Teen Political Forum was hosted in Coral Springs this May. It is one of the events I look forward to participating in every year. Topics ranged from national to local issues. One of the big topics is how does Broward County play a role in daily life. This gave us the opportunity to discuss the new transportation projects happening throughout Broward, along with everything from the water we drink to the roads we drive on. I look forward to engaging young people throughout the district as we discuss these important topics that face our community.
At the end of May, my office hosted its annual Adopt-a-Dog event in Tamarac. Several deserving pups found their forever home, and all adoption fees were waived. If you could not attend, Broward Animal Care still has plenty of opportunities to adopt a dog or cat. You can reach out directly for more information at 954-597-3620. As the saying goes, dogs (and cats) are man’s best friend!
Broward County is making investments throughout our community to mitigate different environmental issues such as flooding. You can check out what Broward County is doing in your city by visiting Broward.org and clicking on the environmental protection tab to see a live dashboard.
From seawalls to sewers to water management Broward County is moving into the future strategically to prevent future risks. These projects are being done in conjunction with neighboring counties and the Four County Compact (Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach). Broward will be working continuously with local municipalities to make sure any issues do not go unchecked and that citizens have the latest information!
June 1-3 is a tax holiday throughout the state of Florida for disaster preparation supplies. I encourage you to utilize your emergency preparation checklist and purchase the things you need. Tax-free things include generators, flashlights, and batteries. Save now and be storm-ready!
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Father’s Day. This year many of the events and celebrations that we cherish are back. Please remember to gather safely as we enjoy spending time with family and friends.
The top priority for my staff and I is staying connected with the residents of District 3. We are available by phone, email, and social media. Reach me at MUdine@Broward.org or my office at 954-357-7003. Follow on social media @CommissionerMichaelUdine on Facebook and @MichaelUdine on Twitter or Instagram to receive important updates and see what is happening in our community. Let’s connect!
Broward County Vice Mayor Michael Udine represents Seat Three, covering Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, and North Lauderdale.
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