From the Coral Springs City Commission:
During the last several months, so much has taken place in our nation, state, and here locally in Coral Springs. We never imagined we would approach our “Back to School” season and still face COVID-19 as a global health issue; yet, here we are.
We are stepping into August with an unfortunate rise in positive cases in the State of Florida; these numbers showcase how critical it is for residents and businesses to comply with Emergency Orders to mitigate the spread of this virus. We remind the community to follow CDC guidelines, stay informed with all Broward County Emergency Orders, and be vigilant when leaving your homes.
Committed to providing a platform for our residents to raise their voices and be heard, we will host a virtual ‘Slice of Springs’ community meeting, scheduled for August 31, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Residents are invited to join us live and encouraged to express comments, questions, and concerns related to issues affecting our community by submitting questions ahead of time in the comment section on our Facebook Event Page or during the live segment.
On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 5 p.m., representatives from the Department of Budget and Strategy will host a virtual one-hour budget academy via the video conferencing app, Zoom. Committed to providing the community with transparency, residents will be presented with an overview of the city’s budget process, including how tax dollars are allocated and used for city services and operations. Residents must register via our website to participate and to access the Zoom conference link.
Mark your calendars because the primary election in Florida is on August 18! As citizens of the land of the free, it is our duty to safeguard our democracy and express our right to vote. If you are not a registered voter, you may still register to vote for the general election and can do so online at www.RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov. For more information, visit www.browardsoe.org.
Hurricane Isaias should remind residents that the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be busier than in previous years, and it is critical for our community to be prepared beforehand to stay safe. Here are tips to ensure you and your family are prepared for this year’s hurricane season:
- Make an emergency plan that includes your evacuation zone and make sure all members of your household know and understand the hurricane plan.
- Gather supplies ahead of time, including medication, disinfectant supplies, cloth face coverings, pet supplies, and anything else you consider to be essential.
- Strengthen your home by decluttering drains and gutters, bring the outside furniture inside, and consider investing in hurricane shutters.
- To receive in-real-time notifications related to city services affected due to the hurricane and more information, text the keywords ALERTCS as one word to 888-777.
For more details on how to properly prepare for hurricanes, please visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes.
Stay tuned and up to date by visiting www.coralsprings.org, following our social media accounts, and make sure to text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 for important updates.
Our August Commission Meeting will take place virtually on the 5th at 9:00 a.m., and the 19th at 6:30 p.m.; residents are invited to watch and offer public comment. Meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725, and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live-streamed.
As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954- 344- 5911.
The Coral Springs Commission is Mayor Scott Brook, Vice Mayor Joy Carter, and Commissioners Shawn Cerra, Joshua Simmons, and Larry Vignola.
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