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News from official Florida city and state government offices and representatives

Florida Government News

Florida Government News
News from official Florida city and state government offices and representatives
Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Scott Announces $50M in Actions to Combat Algal Blooms

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ Fla. Governor Rick Scott has announced that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have reached an agreement on a $50 million state investment to fund repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike.
Hallandale Beach Florida

Redevelopment Management Associates to Guide Economic Redevelopment for City of Hallandale Beach

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) has been selected by the City of Hallandale Beach and the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to create a new vision plan for the City and to update the CRA plan in order to stimulate economic development activities, attract investment and spur redevelopment/revitalization.
Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 2018

Jaded Aerosmith and Deep Fried Funk Join Dania Beach Arts and Seafood 6th Annual Celebration Line-up

DANIA BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tribute band Jaded Aerosmith will light up the stage on Saturday, May 19 followed by a captivating performance by R&B band Deep Fried Funk on Sunday, May 20 at the 6th Annual Dania Beach Arts and Seafood Celebration. The 2018 lineup features an electrifying cast of performers and a diverse range of acts, including Classic Rock Therapy, Whipping Post and Latin group Catabella to name a few.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gun Restrictions Legislation Signed by Gov. Rick Scott

PARKLAND, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation (SB 7026) tightening gun restrictions in the state. The legislation raises the legal age for gun purchases to 21, institutes a waiting period of 3 days, and allows for the potential arming of school staff (who are not full-time teachers).
FLA GOV SCOTT

Florida Gov. Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the 2018 Governor’s Shine Award

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ – This Wednesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education.
FLA GOV SCOTT

Fla. Gov. Scott Announces 12 Appointments to Multiple State Boards Feb. 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- During the first week of Feb. 2018, Fla. Governor Rick Scott announced seven reappointments and five appointments to multiple state boards, including to the Board of Veterinary Medicine and University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.
Chris Brown and Kim Breisemeister

Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) Terminates Contract as Pompano Beach CRA Managers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) today announced that they have terminated their contract as Managers to the Pompano Beach CRA, a position the firm has held since 2009. Despite the redevelopment agency's newsworthy success in transforming the city, the firm's principals, Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown, felt that terminating their contract was their only option due to the hostile environment that has been pervading the CRA meetings over the past few months. The termination letter submitted on February 1, 2018 will result in a 90-day transition period.
Redevelopment Management Associates

RMA 2018 Redevelopment Plan for Naranja Lakes CRA Approved by Miami-Dade County Commissioners

MIAMI, Fla /Florida Newswire/ -- Redevelopment Management Associates today announced that the Miami-Dade County Commission voted 10-1 to approve RMA's redevelopment plan for the Naranja Lakes CRA. The award-winning Pompano Beach-based redevelopment firm was hired by Miami-Dade County to write the plan for the recently expanded CRA area, which will contribute towards the development of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan in South Dade.
Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott’s 2018 ‘State of the State’ Address Covers Topics from Citrus Industry to Families

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Tues morning Jan 9, 2018 -- Good morning. I am honored to deliver my final state of the state today. I would first like to recognize: Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran. Speaker, I appreciate your commitment to cutting taxes and for fighting to make sure every Florida student can get a great education. Senate President Joe Negron. President, your focus on Lake Okeechobee and Florida’s environment will benefit countless Floridians and visitors for generations.

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Dec. 11 ‘Groundbreaking’ of Atlantic Boulevard Bridge with Unique Sail Design

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA is proud to announce the "groundbreaking" ceremony for the new Atlantic Boulevard Bridge. The marine-themed event will eschew the typical shovel in the ground for something "reel" fun. The new look for the bridge has been designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects and will be built by Burkhardt Construction. The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will feature speeches by company officials and local dignitaries.

Miami-Dade County under Hurricane Watch as Irma Nears Florida

MIAMI, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- As of the 11:00 a.m. advisory, Miami-Dade County is currently under a hurricane watch. This means that hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours. The current forecast predicts Tropical Storm winds in Miami-Dade by Saturday. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has issued additional evacuation orders for all of Zone B and portions of Zone C.
FLA GOV SCOTT

Florida Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Irma Preparedness Sept. 6

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Today, Fla. Governor Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center. The Governor is traveling the state today to meet with local officials, ensure communities have all the resources they may need, and to encourage families and visitors to be fully prepared.
Mitchell Weiss

Urban Land Institute and Pompano Beach CRA Host Symposium to Reveal Half Billion Investment Opportunity

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA has partnered with the Urban Land Institute to host a unique symposium outlining the $500 million investment opportunity available for developers in the Pompano Beach Innovation District. Nationally recognized redevelopment experts and invested developers will provide comprehensive details about the last 24 acres of undeveloped parcels in Broward County with prime visibility from I-95.
City Vista Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Artist in Residence Program for City Vista Development

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has issued a call for artists of all disciplines to submit applications for the City Vista Artist in Residence (AiR) program. City Vista is a mixed-use apartment building located in the heart of the developing downtown district.
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Open

Mayor Lamar Fisher Oversees Pompano Beach Cultural Center Opening with Dazzling Weekend of Events

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach Cultural Center opened Thursday, May 11 with a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony featuring dancers whose costume unfurled to become the red ribbon cut by Mayor Lamar Fisher and an esteemed group of City, County and State leaders.
Governor Rick Scott

Fla. Gov. Scott Directs Statewide Public Health Emergency for Opioid Epidemic

TAMPA, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- This week, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declaring a national opioid epidemic, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Executive Order 17-146 directing a Public Health Emergency across the state.
The Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Pompano Beach Announces May 11 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The City of Pompano Beach is delighted to announce that the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Library will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the venue will be open to the public to view the world premiere Cuban art exhibit, "Shipwrecked of Reason: Half a Century in Cuban Art."
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center Expansion and Headquarters Hotel Project to Begin Construction in 2018, Slated to Debut in 2021

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Conceptual plans for the highly anticipated Broward County Convention Center Expansion and Headquarters Hotel Projects were unveiled today before the Broward County Commission, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Groundbreaking for City Vista Apartments

Pompano Beach CRA Announces Groundbreaking for City Vista Apartments in Innovation District

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- The Pompano Beach CRA announces the groundbreaking ceremony for the City Vista Apartments will take place on October 19 at 3:30 p.m. According to Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA), the development will include 111 apartments and 3,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space. This development is the next step in the creation of The Pompano Beach Innovation District.
Attorney Brian O. Sutter

All Injuries Law Firm Attorney Frank Clark Appointed to Florida Judge of Compensation Claims

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ -- Experienced Workers' Compensation Attorney Frank Clark, Formerly of All Injuries Law Firm, has been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to Florida Judge of Compensation Claims.

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