Public Workshops and Webinar to Access Nearly $47 Million in Mitigation Funding for Hurricane Michael Impacted Communities

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael will have the opportunity to attend upcoming public workshops and a webinar to provide input on the state’s efforts to access $46.9 million in federal mitigation funding. To access this long-term mitigation funding, the Department will work with state agencies…

City of Dania Beach Resolution 2021-038 Opposing Unwarranted or Overly Broad Preemptions of Municipal Home Rule Powers

Please find attached the City of Dania Beach Resolution 2021-038 Opposing Unwarranted or Overly Broad Preemptions of Municipal Home Rule Powers adopted by the City Commission on March 23, 2021. A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF DANIA BEACH, FLORIDA, URGING ALL MEMBERS OF THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO OPPOSE UNWARRANTED OR OVERLY…

CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH – RELEASE OF FORMAL SOLICITATION – BID # FY 2020-2021-CRA003 Off Street Sustainable Surface Parking Facility

The City of Hallandale Beach has released BID # FY 2020-2021-CRA003 OFF STREET SUSTAINABLE SURFACE PARKING FACILITY. Please note, two addendums have been issued for the subject bid. Click this link to access addendums on the City’s website: www.cohb.org\solicitations. Please note that this solicitation is subject to the City’s Cone of Silence: Code of Ordinances, Chapter 23…

Bradenton CRA – New Community Redevelopment Agency Logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katerina Gerakios-Siren March 3, 2021 katerina.gerakios-siren@cityofbradenton.com 941-932-9486 New Community Redevelopment Agency Logo BRADENTON, FL – The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Bradenton, Florida (CRA) has approved a new logo that reflects the agency’s goals and vision. CRA Executive Director Katerina Gerakios-Siren, appeared before the CRA Board and presented four…

Fort Myers CRA Board of Commissioners Approves NEW CRA Home Preservation Program and Partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Fort Myers, FL. On March 17, the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is proud to announce that its new Home Preservation Program will partner with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties (Habitat). Homeowners with outstanding code violations may qualify to have projects/repairs completed by Habitat. The maximum assistance is $25,000 owner-occupied dwellings…

Guest column: Successful public private partnerships

We have heard a lot recently about public-private partnerships, most notably in the debate over the redevelopment agreement between Jacksonville and the Jaguars to develop Lot J. Broadly speaking, public-private partnerships or PPPs are collaborations between the public and private sectors to facilitate development projects and build public facilities and infrastructure. A few years ago,…

Small rural counties and cities receive business development grants

Fourteen small rural counties and cities recently received grants totaling $348,400 for site preparation projects designed to lure new businesses to the area. The awards are part of Enterprise Florida Inc’s (EFI) Rural Expansion Toolkit initiative to assist rural communities with broad-based economic engagement and capacity building efforts. “Many rural communities throughout the state that…