Government

July 15, 2020

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department has been working with the other City Departments to ensure that we are providing the highest level of response to keep our residents safe.  One of our primary goals has ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Do you have important documents that need to be shredded? Coral Springs Police Department, in partnership with SafeGuard Document Destruction, is organizing a “Shred-A-Thon” on July 25 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sportsplex (2575 Sportsplex Drive). According to the city, it’s ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As coronavirus cases continue going up, Coral Springs officials are looking at one key data point as they make decisions on how people move about the city. That is: positivity rate - percent of people who get tested for COVID-19 and end up testing positive for the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In the 2020 Coral Springs City Commission election races, more than $114,000 has been contributing so far to the candidates. That’s based on the latest campaign reports from Coral Springs City Clerk’s office for the race for Coral Springs mayor and for the races for the two ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – In a sign of unease over the rapid spread of the coronavirus, access to Coral Springs government buildings will be limited starting Monday, officials said Friday. City Hall, Public Safety Complex, Water Treatment Facility and Westside Garage/Humane Unit will remain open, but ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs officials reminded businesses and patrons on Thursday to take coronavirus safety measures seriously – or else face the potential for shutting down or getting fined.   In a news release, officials pointed out a new Broward County order taking effect Friday: - ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The recent increase in coronavirus cases in Coral Springs and across Florida and the nation has raised many questions on whether government officials are doing enough to prevent the spread of disease. TAPinto Coral Springs asked the candidates running for the Coral Springs ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County has made it possible to find out which businesses in Coral Springs and across the county have received complaints -- and been investigated -- for not following sanitation, social distancing, facial covering, and other safety standards required in the coronavirus ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As coronavirus cases spike in Coral Springs and other parts of Florida, city officials again urged residents to keep a contact journal. A Coral Springs news release issued this week said: “It is imperative for residents to remain mindful of where they have been and who they ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With a spike in coronavirus cases, Coral Springs City Commission held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to give an update on the numbers and urge residents to take safety measures. “I’m not asking you – I’m imploring you to engage in social distancing and wear your facial ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - When we started the year, no one knew what 2020 would bring to our nation, our state or our city. One thing is for certain – this has been an unprecedented year, and the challenges we face are not over yet.   This year, we struggled with the global impacts COVID-19 has had on ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As landscaping goes, the rows of trees, shrubs, and plants growing along University Drive through Coral Springs need a makeover.   “The vegetation is in very poor condition,” said Claudia Alzate, Coral Springs’ horticulture contract coordinator, during a recent Coral Springs ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The North Springs subdivision off University Drive in Coral Springs was in need of a road surfacing. So Coral Springs approved $816,375 to a Delray Beach-based paving company in February to do the project. Soon after the resurfacing started, though, city officials realized ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Following nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, Coral Springs is now examining its police funding. In the current budget, 18 percent of the city’s total budget of $298.5 million is spent on the police department, city officials said. That $54.9 million ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs’ unemployment rate edged up to 15.4 percent in May – up slightly from 14.7 percent in April -- indicating a potential leveling-off of pink slips from the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. In all, 10,846 people were unemployed in Coral Springs out of 70,350 ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After the killing of George Floyd sparked mass protests across the country, many cities began talks about “defunding” police – the idea of moving chunks of local money out of police budgets into investments in marginalized sections of cities through economic development and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs police are looking to spend up to $160,000 to purchase new ballistic rifle plates for officers to help shield them from high-powered rifles bullets – the kind used by the confessed shooter in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy. The spending on the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL –  Since the late 1800s, African-Americans have celebrated Juneteenth, an annual event commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. But this year, following nationwide protests over police brutality in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – It’s one of the most congested rush-hour traffic spots in north Broward County: the stretch on Southwest 10th Street from the Sawgrass Expressway/Florida’s Turnpike to Interstate 95. Plans have been in the works for years to add express lanes between the two highways, making ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The qualifying period for the election to the Coral Springs City Commission ended Friday, and here are the results, according to the City of Coral Springs City Clerk office. - Mayor Scott Brook will remain as mayor in Seat #1 (two-year term) because he had no ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – After a delay related to a protest over the death of George Floyd, the 14th Annual Teen Political Forum is back on for Tuesday evening. The virtual event at 7 p.m. will allow local high school students to address county and local elected officials and ask questions that are ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Since launching a program to help local companies secure public funds to get through the coronavirus emergency, Coral Springs officials said Monday they have helped 64 businesses qualify for more than $1 million in grants and loans. The City of Coral Springs “Connecting Local ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you drive in the area of Sample Road and State Road 7, expect upcoming lane and road closures as the painting of State Road 7 bridges begins Tuesday. The estimated $886,000 project, which will go until the spring of 2021, involves painting the steel and concrete portions ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As the qualifying period gets underway this week to determine who will run for Coral Springs City Commission, the latest campaign reports show that the candidates have raised more than $102,000 so far in their races. Three of five commission seats are up in the general ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The City of Coral Springs is facing a roughly $5 million budget shortfall related in large part to the coronavirus crisis. City officials said this week they are looking for ways to cut spending without trimming essential services such as law enforcement, fire rescue, and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs businesses can now apply for $1,000 city grants to comply with safety guidelines related to the coronavirus after city commissioners approved $250,000 for the program on Wednesday. The Coral Springs Back In Business Grant Program pays for up to 250 businesses to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Swimming coach. Fire equipment. Medical evaluations. These were among the projects and expenses approved Wednesday by Coral Springs City Commission at a cost of at least $679,800. Here’s what commissioners approved during their June 3 public meeting: - Swim coach ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs organizers of the 14th Annual Teen Political Forum planned virtually on Monday evening have postponed the event due to the protests related to the death of George Floyd. In explaining the decision to postpone, city government officials said on the city ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - We recognize this year has been difficult for our nation, state and city. We continue to navigate the impacts COVID-19 has had on our community work to further prevent the spread of this deadly disease. Our nation also bore witness to unspeakable police brutality, which ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - If you’ve been looking forward to playing doubles tennis again in Coral Springs, you can hit the courts starting Monday. And those wanting to get a tattoo or a massage in the city, you’re clear to get them on Monday, as well. Also, for beach-goers, you’ll be able to enjoy ...

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