Government

May 5, 2021

PARKLAND, FL- Parkland Mayor Rich Walker is hosting his second Community Conversation this coming Thursday.  The event is intended to give community members an opportunity to address questions and concerns and to have discussions with Mayor Walker.  Mayor Walker intends to hold his Community ...

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PARKLAND, FL- May is a time when we celebrate mothers. Mothers are the ones who we go to for support, help, advice, and consoling. They are often the helpers and the first ones to reach out to help a family member, friend or neighbor. Our world is a better place thanks to the love, care and support ...

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PARKLAND, FL- During the first week of May we celebrate National Small Business Week. Our office wants to see your Broward businesses succeed. Be on the lookout during Small Business Week where I will be sharing our annual #SmallBusinessShoutouts on social media platforms, contributed by small ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers in our lives, including stepmothers, godmothers, grandmothers, foster mothers, and more.  Having a large family like mine is wonderful, but it puts a lot of responsibility on the mom of our house.  My wife, Catherine always finds time to juggle ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Representative Christine Hunschofsky shares a legislative update from Tallahassee.  This afternoon we will vote to pass the budget for this fiscal year, which is the only constitutionally required responsibility the Florida Legislature has during the 60 day legislative session.

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PARKLAND, FL- April is here, and there's nothing like cleaning out the clutter from our homes before summer arrives. This week, April bulk trash pickup will be in Parkland all week.  Bulk Trash includes household appliances, furniture and bulky nature items like tree stumps. It does not include ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Broward County announced this week that it is now lifting most Covid-19 capacity restrictions and sanitation requirements for outdoor activities. The announcement -- which didn’t include details on the kinds of activities -- came as more Broward County residents have been ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The Terramar Park playground is getting updated. Terramar Park, one of Parkland's two major public parks, will see a number of improvements to its playground area, which will be temporarily closed beginning April 19. The update will take a few months, and the City of Parkland expects ...

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PARKLAND, FL – Broward County officials are considering lifting coronavirus restrictions across the county as the vaccination rates go up and new case numbers go down. County commissioners agreed this week to start lifting restrictions on outdoor activities at community/condo pools, golf ...

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PARKLAND, FL- April has arrived, the weather is getting warm, and people are ready to travel again safely. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ready to go as people take to the skies. From new amenities like lounges, local restaurants, and the FLLibrary, FLL will be working to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- April starts off the second half of the 60-day 2021 Legislative Session. This session has been extremely active. Thousands of bills have been filed and while every bill is important, only a few hundred will become law. During these 30 days, a state budget must be voted on in addition ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Happy April Parkland.  With April upon us, our City Commission enthusiastically steps into our Strategic Planning Session. This is an opportunity that enables our commission an ideal setting to discuss the multitude of ideas presented by our residents.  We utilize these subject ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday that all Florida adults ages 18 and older will be eligible to get the COVID vaccine beginning on Monday, April 5, 2021. Additionally, Florida residents that are 40 years or older will be eligible a week earlier, beginning on  Monday, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- There's a cookie thief on the loose in Parkland. The thief stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Can you figure out who took all the cookies? The City of Parkland has organized an outdoor game of fun for local residents to participate during the month of March. The game, ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland is conducting a survey and wants to hear from its residents. The survey contains questions about the city's parks and recreation facilities, road conditions, emergency services and more. The survey is an opportunity to provide feedback on what is important to ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As a new month begins, the Parkland Commissioner's meeting made a notable decision on Tuesday evening, declaring that in the City of Parkland the month of March will be proclaimed as Women's History Month. According to the city's social media page, "the proclamation recognizes the ...

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PARKLAND, FL- On March 1, 2020, we had the first announcement that two Floridians had tested positive for COVID-19. The virus has impacted our lives in so many ways from our health to our economy, from how we connect with one another and how we do business, from how we learn to how we shop. So much ...

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PARKLAND, FL- The month of March is usually the time when we think about springing forward as daylight savings time commences giving us an extra hour of sunshine. Spring centers around “Spring Cleaning,” “Spring Break,” and the religious holidays of Passover and Easter which symbolize hope and ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward is anything but boring as we investigate the future.  As your County Commissioner and the Vice-Mayor of Broward County, I am focused on policies that will create future growth for our county. These solutions will make everyday life better for residents.  In February, I met ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL- Florida Rep. Dan Daley announced Monday he tested positive for Covid-19. On his social media, Daley, D-Coral Springs for District 97, said his symptoms are “moderate and manageable so far, and hopefully will stay that way.” “While I am optimistic that this is an isolated ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Alyssa's Law is taking another step forward. On Friday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey joined the parents of Alyssa Alhadeff to announce the bipartisan Alyssa’s Legacy Youth in School Safety Alert Act (the ALYSSA Act). The ALYSSA Act is bipartisan federal ...

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PARKLAND, FL – President Joe Biden said Sunday, on the third anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting, that it was time for Congress to act on “commonsense gun law reforms.” He also used the moment to mourn for all victims of gun violence, which is “disproportionately ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Valentine's Day 2018 was a day of tragedy. Three years later it was a day of healing, service and love. The day looked different due to the pandemic but was filled with service projects virtually and in person to honor Parkland's fallen 17. The day ended with an interfaith memorial ...

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PARKLAND,FL- This Sunday is the third commemoration of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018.  Parkland and neighboring communities are honoring the lives lost. Commemoration Events: Spreading the Love, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. February 14 at Eagles' ...

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PARKLAND, FL- February is Black History Month in America, and the City of Parkland is celebrating Black History Month with a month-long art display at the Parkland Library by local Black artist Sean Simpson. Simpson, a chemistry teacher at Stoneman Douglas, specializes in photography art.

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PARKLAND, FL- The City of Parkland will observe February 14 as a Day of Service and Love by hosting a Community Commemoration to honor the 17 victims and the Marjory Stoneman Douglass (MSD) Community beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Pine Trails Park. This year the event will also be live-streamed. Details ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Broward County is on the move.  Investing in the future, creating sustainable job growth, and working with leading stakeholders to create a strong economy will provide opportunity for all. In the past two months several new companies have announced they will be moving their ...

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PARKLAND, FL- No matter how much time passes, February 14, the day of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will always be a day that profoundly impacts our community. Although most people in other parts of the country have moved on, we continue working to move forward all while ...

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PARKLAND, FL- In February we honor Black History all month long.  We also honor President’s Day and Valentine’s Day.  Sadly, in our community this will also be a reminder of the horrific tragedy that took place in our city.  On Sunday, February 14, 2021, we will commemorate the third anniversary of ...

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PARKAND, FL- The City of Parkland will be reaching out internationally this year in its effort to help build community. In remembrance of the February 14 tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School, the city chooses an annual community project to support in honor of the lives lost in the ...

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