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Broward County, state leaders working to ensure older buildings are properly maintained

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Senators, members of congress and Broward County leaders are voting on major changes to prevent another tragedy like the one that happened in Surfside. One of the proposals voted on is to shorten the recertification process for older buildings. Local leaders describe it as the Wild West, saying some South Florida condos …

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6 weeks after Surfside collapse, Broward mayor assembles committee to address county’s aging condos

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Six weeks after a 12-story condo collapsed in Surfside, Broward County Mayor Steve Geller has assembled a committee to address aging buildings in the county. The mayor held the committee’s first meeting on Monday. “Broward County has many aging condominiums, including on the ocean, and we want to discuss broad …

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Broward County OKs Port Everglades-Disney Cruise Line talks

Broward County Commissioners on Tuesday gave Port Everglades the green light to begin negotiating with Disney Cruise Line about a long-term agreement. ‘I am thrilled that leadership at Port Everglades is moving past this pandemic to attract such a family icon to our community,’ Broward County Mayor Steve Geller said. ‘An agreement with Disney Cruise …

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Broward Mayor Steve Geller Announces New Incentive To Revive Film Industry In County

BROWARD (CBSMiami) – As vaccinations increase across much of the state, the film industry may soon see a resurgence in South Florida. On Thursday, Broward Mayor Steve Geller announced a new incentive to revive the film industry in hopes of driving entertainment back as coronavirus cases flatten. “We’re trying to bring film incentives back in …

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Broward mayor asks DeSantis to allow COVID-19 vaccine be given to residents 55 and older

Broward Mayor Steve Geller wants people over 55, law enforcement officers and teachers to be allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Hoping to expand the vaccination priority list, Geller has asked Gov. Ron DeSantis for help. On Friday, Geller wrote to DeSantis asking that in his next executive order pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine, the …

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Can’t afford to live in Broward? Here’s a new idea for more housing and lower rents

The land typically reserved for stores and offices along Broward’s busiest corridors also could be used for homes, boosting the opportunities for new housing across the region. Under a new county proposal, developers no longer would have to get special permission to build apartments, condos or other residential dwellings on commercial and business properties along …

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Broward moves to expand affordable housing supply by amending land-use plan

Broward County gave initial approval to a land-use change that would encourage affordable housing construction on commercial sites near major roads. County commissioners voted Tuesday to initiate the land-use change requiring that developments include a residential component with affordable units if located in high-traffic areas with “commerce” or “activity center” land-use designations. The change allows …

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