Coral Springs City Commission: News and Events for October 2022

Coral Springs City Commission

From the Coral Springs City Commission:

Our hearts go out to all those who were affected by Hurricane Ian. Just as we have received support from neighboring Florida cities in the aftermath of a storm, we stand ready to provide our support. 

On September 21, we voted unanimously to approve the city’s budget for the fiscal year 2023. A great deal of time, attention, and planning goes into the budget process. As your elected officials, we are committed to ensuring fiscal responsibility. Our mission to remain the premier community in which to live, work, and raise a family is directly tied to our financial stability and ability to provide the highest level of service. You can view the adopted budget book at CoralSprings.gov/budget. 

The city’s first Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) was formally adopted in September. The plan is our commitment to reducing local greenhouse emissions, managing resources wisely, enhancing operations and engaging in environmental education. Residents are encouraged to view the SAP and consider ways to be more sustainable at CoralSprings.gov/gogreen.

We often hear from residents who have questions about the development taking place in Downtown Coral Springs. The development of the downtown area has been 20 years in the making, coinciding with the creation of the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The CRA’s purpose is to revitalize the physical environment and stimulate the economy of the CRA boundaries. A development master plan was established by the CRA and adopted by the city in 2014. The mixed-use development was part of that plan. The CRA was established for a 30-year term and will be “sunset” in 2032. The CRA master plan is being updated to reflect current conditions and to prioritize projects. Residents and businesses are encouraged to provide their input by taking a short survey at CoralSprings.gov/CRAsunset.

The first Government Academy session will take place on Thursday, October 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Government Academy provides residents with insight into the unique way in which we approach local government. The event is free and available to all Coral Springs residents ages 16 and older. Registration is required. Information is available at CoralSprings.gov/Academy. 

Prost! Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Great Lawn of City Hall (9500 W. Sample Rd.). The event will feature authentic German fare, Bavarian treats, and a beer garden with a variety of beer and wine for guests ages 21 and older.  The event is also family-friendly, featuring a separate Kids Zone with games and activities. 

Additional events taking place in October include a Senior Health Fair, Fire Department Pasta Dinner, Halloween activities, and the return of Open Chess. For details on all upcoming events, visit CoralSprings.gov/events. 

This month’s Commission Meetings will take place on Thursday, October 6, and Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. As always, the public is invited to attend Commission meetings. The meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.7, 725, and AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live streamed at CoralSprings.gov/citytv
If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954-344-5911. Make sure to follow Coral Springs on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Mayor Scott Brook @CSCommissioner1, Vice Mayor Joshua Simmons @CSCommissioner4, Commissioner Shawn Cerra @CSCommissioner2, Commissioner Nancy Metayer @CSCommissioner3, and Commissioner Joy Carter @CSCommissioner5.

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