The HHCA needs your help. Become involved and join our newly formed committees.
Membership Committee - To increase paid membership and participation
Programs Committee - To participate in community programs (Adopt-a-Street and Neighborhood Watch)
Events Committee - To host and participate in community events (Picnic, Taste of Hollywood, National Night Out, Snowfest, Party on the J)
Civic Functions Committee - To coordinate HHCA concerns with government entities (code, traffic, planning and zoning)
If you are interested, go to the contacts page and sign up. It's that easy.
Or reach out to us phone 786-405-9942 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Hollywood Hills Residents!
Request a free yard sign to show your support of the Hollywood Hills Civic Association.
You will then place the signs in your yard a couple of days prior to our monthly meetings.
A member of the board will deliver them to your home and/or business.
Portable Spay/Neuter Unit Moving to Hollywood’s John Williams Park
Booking Appointments Now!
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The portable spay/neuter unit that was acquired by Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions (BCAC) has been folded up and is being moved to the next targeted location, John Williams Park located at 6101 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, 33021. The Humane Society of Broward County is the service provider for the 400 square foot unit and appointments for free and low cost pet spay/neuters are now being accepted. The goal is to sterilize a minimum of 400 pets per month at this location. To book an appointment call 954-463-SPAY (7729)
The custom portable unit, which was created by the FORTS company in Coral Springs, will be temporarily in place at John Williams Park through a partnership with the City of Hollywood and surgeries will take place Monday – Friday. Previously, the unit was located at Delevoe and Sunview Parks with 7,323 surgeries performed since April 2016.
Residents who have pets in need of spay/neuter services, can apply to the County’s SNIP Program. The SNIP program is a voucher-based program open to all Broward County residents who have an owned dog or cat. SNIP services include spay/neuter surgery; a rabies vaccination, and a Broward County Registration License Tag. Broward County residents must apply online to the program at Broward.org/Animal. If you need help applying the County has partnered with Broward County Libraries to provide online computer access to the program at any of the 33 library locations throughout the County. Those who receive a SNIP voucher can have their pets sterilized at the unit at John Williams Park – appointments are made by calling the Humane Society of Broward County at 954-463-SPAY.
For details regarding any other BrowardPetFix program, including free-roaming and feral cats, visit Broward.org/Animal.
The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations from people and companies who want to help us help the animals. The shelter receives no government funding and is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name. Please call visit www.humanebroward.com for more details.
About Animal Care
Operation Paintbrush Free Paint Distribution Event-Canceled
Operation Paintbrush, the free paint distribution program, scheduled for Saturday, October 14th has been canceled. Supplies of recycled paint are currently not available for distribution. The next distribution will take place on the second Saturday in January. Please contact Public Works at 954.967.4526 for additional program information.
15th Annual Grapes for Grades Scholarship Fundraiser
The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) and the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (HFSF) a 501 (c3) invite the public to participate in the 15th Annual Grapes for Grades fundraiser—a soirée of Fine Wine, Gourmet Food and Live Music.
The event will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Gallery of Amazing Things 481 S Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This upscale evening will also feature a silent auction and a drawing for a luxury 10-day cruise for two aboard the elegant Oceania M/S Riviera from the Port of Miami to the Caribbean islands and back to Miami! Event tickets are $75 per person in advance or $90 at the door. Go to www.hollywoodchamber.org for tickets. Grapes for Grades benefits the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing college scholarships to deserving seniors from local Hollywood high schools. For over 14 years, the signature event has raised more than $360,000 for the Foundation and has helped over 450 students with college tuition.
Hollywood residents and business owners who have questions about government services before, during and after the storm can go to the Hurricane information section of the City's website, www.hollywoodfl.org/hurricane.
The FTC initiative involves providing telecommunications companies and other industry partners with known robocallers’ telephone numbers every day to bolster efforts to reduce and prevent the computer- dialed calls.
The FTC collects scammers’ telephone numbers from consumer complaints to the Do Not Call Registry, either online or by telephone. The more consumers report the numbers, the faster it can develop its blacklist database.
More consumers file complaints with the FTC about robocalls than any other issue. In the first five months of 2017, the FTC said it received 1.9 million complaints.
‘There are few issues that anger consumers as much as these unwanted calls,’ said Connecticut BBB spokesman Howard Schwartz. ‘Robocalls are more than irritating. They are also at the heart of a huge percentage of attempts to deceive consumers into disclosing personal and financial information.’
At the moment, blacklisting robocall telephone numbers is the most effective method of blocking them, as researchers continue their work on new technology to stop them.
Connecticut BBB offers some tips to help you reduce the frequency of unwanted calls:
Get onto the Do Not Call Registry. You can help populate the FTC robocall initiative database by calling 888-382-1222, or registering online at donotcall.gov. You will receive fewer marketing calls and make it easier to identify the fraudulent ones.
Don’t press any digits on your keypad. Ignore recorded prompts to press digits on your telephone keypad to be taken off their calling list. If you press any keys, it tells the scammers you have an active number. Your number will then be sold to other telemarketers and the frequency of calls will increase.
Beware of corporate ID fraud. Callers may use the name of a legitimate company to lend credibility to their pitches. Hang up, and if it differs from the number of the legitimate company, report the number to the Do Not Call Registry.
Watch out for ‘bait and switch.’ Some callers will ask something such as ‘Is Jane there?’ When you tell them they have the wrong number, they change the subject and may ask a question such as ‘While you’re on the phone, have you thought about installing new carpets in your home?’
Don’t pick up the phone. If you don’t know the incoming number, let it ring. If the call goes to voicemail you may be able to discern what sort of call it is.
Protect Your Everyday By Partnering With Police
Hollywood Police Department
As residents, you know your neighborhood’s patterns, the people, and the daily routines. You are the eyes and ears of the community, the experts who can immediately recognize when something in your neighborhood does not seem quite right. Please do your part to report suspicious, out of the ordinary activity to the Hollywood Police Department.
"If you see something, say something" is the Department of Homeland security's national campaign to help engage residents throughout the U. S. in keeping their communities safe. Call the Hollywood Police Department non-emergency number at 954-764-HELP (4357) or in an emergency call 911 to report anything that seems unusual or suspicious.
Protect your everyday. Together we can make a difference. For more information on how you can get involved and Partnering with Police, visit http://www.hollywoodfl.org/341/Public-Affairs-Unit
New Dumpster Enclosure Requirements
To improve the appearance and cleanliness of the entire City, on April 19, 2017, the City Commission approved changes to the Code of Ordinances requiring dumpster enclosures for all commercial and multi-family properties with 3 or more units city-wide. While there are some exceptions, commercial and multi-family properties throughout the City will be required to have enclosures around their dumpsters by September 1, 2018. To assist property owners with compliance, an informative webpage has been created on the City’s website that offers information on construction requirements, design plans and helpful contact information. Please visit www.hollywoodfl.org and search “Dumpster Enclosure Requirements.”
Hurricane season continues through November 30th. The devastation from Hurricane Harvey shows in Texas is a powerful reminder of how dangerous these storms can be and the need to be prepared. Currently, the National Hurricane Center is monitoring Hurricane Irma, a Category 3 storm, which is strengthening in the eastern Atlantic. While there remains uncertainty about its track, some models show it could impact the Carribean early next week and the U.S. by the latter part of next week. As the City of Hollywood Emergency Management Division monitors information about Hurricane Irma, residents are encouraged to review their hurricane plans and supplies. The City has a hurricane guide online to assist residents in taking the appropriate actions before, during and after any storm.
Broward County Mosquito Control to Conduct Truck Spraying for Mosquito Larvae
The recent heavy rains in Broward are prompting the need for the Mosquito Control Section to spray some areas of the County to reduce the mosquito larvae population. The mosquito being targeted is the Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito known to carry and transmit the Zika virus.
Residents and business owners can help by removing any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, bites and diseases. The Mosquito Control Section will perform preventive truck larviciding between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, between September 5 and September 15, 2017 in some areas of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Margate, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Tamarac, and Wilton Manors. Specific spray schedule information can be found by visiting: http://www.broward.org/Streets/Mosquito/Pages/LarvicidingSchedule.aspx
The spraying of larvicide using trucks is a proactive measure. There are still no active transmissions of the Zika virus in Broward County. The mosquito larvicide to be used is VectoBac WDG. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for control of mosquito larvae. People living in the area who have registered with the State to be alerted prior to spraying will be notified.
Broward County Mosquito Control Section also treats areas of the County based on requests received from residents. To request service call 954.765.4062.
Hurricane Season Preparedness
Be Prepared for Hurricane Season
A hurricane can cause major headaches for you and your family - power outages, long lines at gasoline stations and supermarkets, limited medical supplies, not being able to stay informed, etc. The best way to minimize these and many other problems is to be prepared. Don't wait until a hurricane threatens our region to think about what you need to safeguard you and your family. Sit down with your family and make a plan to determine essentials such as how much water your family needs, where you will go if you need to evacuate before a storm hits and how you will stay in contact with loved ones.
Some important points to consider when preparing your hurricane plan and gathering supplies:
Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline
Have a question about government services before, during and after a hurricane? Call the Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline at 954.831.4000 or by dialing 311.
Florida Power & Light (FPL) Storm Readiness Information
Power outages are common during a hurricane. FPL offers a comprehensive storm plan that focuses on readiness, restoration and recovery to respond safely and quickly to electrical infrastructure damaged by a tropical storm or hurricane. Visit www.fpl.com/storm to learn more about FPL's storm readiness and what you can do to be prepared.
Important Phone Numbers
Emergency - 911
Hollywood Police Department non-emergency - 954.967.4357
Hollywood Department of Public Utilities - 954.967.4455
Broward American Red Cross - 954.797.3800
Broward County Emergency Management Hurricane Hotline - 954.831.4000 or 3-1-1
Broward County Special Needs Registry - 954.357.6385 / TTY 954.357.5608
Humane Society of Broward County Pet Hotline - 954.989.3977
FEMA Hotline - 800.621.3362
State Attorney General's Office Price Gouging Hotline - 866.966.7226
Florida Division of Insurance Consumer Hotline - 800.342.2762
AT&T / Bellsouth, Repairs - 877.737.2478
Florida Power & Light - 800.468.8243
Stay informed about what's happening in the City of Hollywood by registering for the CodeRED and NotifyMe alert systems!
CodeRED is a state-of-the-art messaging system that can be used to alert residents about weather emergencies, evacuation orders, serious police emergencies, gas leaks, boil water orders, and other situations that require immediate protective actions. Hundreds of local governments across the United States rely on the CodeRED system to keep their residents and business owners informed.
NotifyMe sends an email or text message to subscribers to keep them informed about everything from special events to important meetings and emergencies in the City of Hollywood. Both NotifyMe and CodeRED are free to subscribers, though standard text message rates may apply.
You can register for CodeRED by visiting the hurricane preparedness section under Hot Items on the City home page or by visiting www.hollywoodfl.org/codered or https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/FA01FBCAEECA.
You can register for NotifyMe by click on the NotifyMe button on the lower left section of the City home page. The City of Hollywood also encourages residents to become involved in their respective civic association. Civic associations are a great way to learn about any issues that affect Hollywood residents.
Simply click on the CodeRED logo (above) and follow the instructions on the CodeRED registration page to register your phone number, e-mail address or text pager number to receive CodeRED alerts.
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Sunday Hours have returned!
Broward County’s Stirling Road Library has restored its Sunday hours. The new hours are as follows:
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: noon to 8:00 p.m.
A special celebration of the new hours is in the planning stages for this Fall. The library is located at 3151 Stirling Road. For additional information please call Hannah Handler Hostyk at 305.865.6700.
New Beach Parking Rates Go Into Effect Today (May 1st)
Register Now to Get the Resident Rate
New Parking Rates for Hollywood Beach Go Into Effect May 1st
Free Registration Going On Now For Resident Rate
To keep beach parking affordable for Hollywood residents, the City of Hollywood is offering a resident parking rate. Hollywood residents must register their vehicle(s) annually with the City’s Parking Division to enjoy an hourly parking rate of $1.50 per hour Monday through Thursday and $2.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays. This rate is 50% less than the new non-resident rate of $3.00 per hour Monday through Thursday and $4.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays which will go into effect May 1, 2017.
Registration is free and can be done in-person or online. Once registered, you will be given a “resident rate code” for use at City-operated multi-space master meter parking spots on Hollywood Beach. The following documents are required to register:
• Drivers license
• Vehicle registration
• One of the following: lease agreement, utility bill, voter ID card or tax bill with current Hollywood address
To Register Online:
Visit the Parking Portal at www.hollywoodfl.org/residentrate. Select “Get Permits” then login or sign up for a customer account. The “Purchase a Permit” page will come up describing all of the different permit options available in the City of Hollywood. Select “Next,” then under the subclassification dropdown menu select "Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” To avoid being charged a fee, you must select “Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” Do not choose “Hollywood Resident.” Enter your information then select “Next.” Finally, upload scanned images or photos of the required documents. You will receive an email confirmation after successfully completing the registration process. Please allow up to 24 hours or the next business day for processing your registration.
To Register In-person:
Bring copies of the required documents to the Parking office located at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the City Hall West Annex Building.
Current Parkmobile Application Users
If you are already a Parkmobile user, you will still need to register your vehicle(s) with the City to automatically receive the resident rate when you use the Parkmobile App. Be sure to use the same phone number when you register with the City and allow up to 20 days processing time.
New Parkmobile Application Users
Once you have registered your vehicle(s) with the City and you have your resident rate code, you can then sign up with the Parkmobile Application to receive the resident parking rate. To sign up, visit http://us.parkmobile.com/ or call the toll-free number 877.727.5714. Be sure to use the same phone number and allow up to 20 days of processing time.
• Please allow up to 24-hours/next business day for resident rate processing and up to 20 days for Parkmobile Application processing
• At single-space parking meters, the resident rate can only be applied when using the Parkmobile Application
• Resident rate code is not valid in private garages, lots or meters
Don’t wait; get your free resident rate code today! Log on today, www.hollywoodfl.org/residentrate or visit the City of Hollywood’s Parking Office, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the West Annex Building.
Interested in becoming involved.
There are openings for the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Advisory Board for the City. This Board deals with issues, projects and interest related to parks, recreation and cultural arts for the City of Hollywood.
Attached is an application for residents who would like to serve on various City boards.
Discontinuance of Delinquent Notices
Effective Thursday, November 3, 2016, the City of Hollywood will no longer mail delinquent notices to inform you that you are at risk of having your utilities services disconnected. Future delinquent notices will be sent through the automated phone system (IVR), by text or via email to the contact information on file for your account.
Please contact Customer Service Office if you would like to update your contact information at 954.921.3938 during our regular business hours: 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Thursday.
Operation Paintbrush Free Paint Distribution Event Planned
You may remember Operation Paintbrush; the free paint distribution program that was originally scheduled for October was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew. The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 12th. Paint distribution takes place at the Department of Public Works, 1600 S. Park Road in Hollywood from 8 am until noon. Distribution is on a first come, first served basis while the City's supply lasts.
Up to 20 gallons of high quality recycled exterior latex paint is available to single-family homeowners who provide their driver’s license and a current utility bill as proof of residency in the City of Hollywood. The paint colors offered are off-white, beige, terracotta, gray, and turquoise.
100% of the latex paint collected through the Broward County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program is recycled into new, high-quality exterior paint which is then provided to residents, non-profit organizations and participating cities at no cost.
In Hollywood, Operation Paintbrush events are held the second Saturday during the months of January, April, July and October. Please contact Public Works at 954.967.4526 for additional event information.
Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up
Keep Hollywood Beautiful by volunteering for the Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up on Saturday, November 12th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers meet at Charnow Park, located 300 Connecticut Street and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk to collect litter and cigarette butts from the sandy beach.
Volunteers must be at least 8 years of age to participate and children must be accompanied by an adult. The Department of Public Works will provide gloves and garbage bags along with clean-up safety instructions.
Remember to dress appropriately, wear closed-toed shoes and sunscreen. Volunteers wearing flip-flops will not be allowed to participate. Please bring a complete registration form with you. Registration forms may be downloaded from the City’s website by searching “Lets Keep Hollywood Beautiful”. Carpooling is highly recommended as parking is limited in the Garfield Parking Garage. Free parking passes will be issued at the registration table on a first come, first served basis.
In celebration of "America Recycles Day", the City's Rewards-For-Recycling partner, Recycling Perks, will have a booth on-site at the Beach Sweep. Participants will be able to play recycling-themed games for prizes and learn more about the recycling efforts underway in Hollywood.
|HHCA is pleased to announce that we have adopted a street with the City of Hollywood.
Thomas Street from 46th Avenue to 56th Avenue
The HHCA will be maintaining this area as we are committed to keeping our City clean.
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Hollywood's home to 40 Parks and 11 Community Centers that offer an array of activities! Have you been to the Hollywood West Skate Park? It features a 120” X 90” skate area, a half-pipe, rails and steps along with picnic benches for skaters to ride!
For a more relaxed activity visit Holland Park at 801 Johnson Street, Hollywood, Florida 33019. Launch a boat or cruise on the bike path; take a stroll along the nature trail and try to identify all the birds and butterflies or climb the waterfront observation tower!
Visit the Naval Air Station Museum at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. It’s the only military museum in Broward County. Displays include vintage aircraft and ship models, insignias, flags, WWII instruments, uniforms and memorabilia. Call to reserve you tour 754-300-9259.
"Promoting compliance with City ordinances in order to preserve the quality of life for citizens, enhance the appearance of neighborhoods and sustain the tax base."
Code Enforcement consists of Administrative Staff and Field Staff. Code Enforcement Officers are assigned to geographic zones within the City and are responsible to investigate complaints and obtain compliance within their zone. When an issue is identified, Officers partner with other departments in a holistic approach and utilize all available resources to resolve the issue.
Administrative staff receive complaint information from the public and process case records generated by officers in the field. Special Magistrates, who are licensed attorneys, adjudicate cases that fail to come into voluntary compliance.
|Code Officers||Phone Number|
|East Supervisor Alejandro Arayaemail@example.com||954-921-3681|
|West Supervisor Roy Robinson
|Animal Control Linda Denapolifirstname.lastname@example.org||954-232-2876
|CRA Martin Bertuzziemail@example.com||954-921-3684
|CRA John Weitznerfirstname.lastname@example.org||954-921-3679
|CRA Luz Fernandezemail@example.com||954-924-2980|
The Yellow Dot program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives during the critical moments after an accident by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.
A Yellow Dot decal displayed on your car's rear windshield or in a clearly visible location on your motorcycle alerts emergency responders to look for the Yellow Dot pamphlet in your car’s glove compartment or a compartment attached to your motorcycle. The information you provide on the pamphlet may help emergency responders decide how to treat you if you are unable to communicate effectively following an accident. Enrollment in the program is completely voluntary, quick and easy!
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