The County Charter mandates require that districts be re-drawn following a centennial census to ensure that the population of our County is represented equally on the Commission. The boundaries that define all nine Broward County Commission districts have changed and it’s time to say goodbye to some neighborhoods in District 6 and hello to others. In Hollywood, the most significant change is in the northern portion of the district, where the District 6 boundary moves south from Sterling Road to Sheridan Street. This means that West Lake, North Beach and Emerald Hills now become part of District 7, which is currently represented by Broward County Mayor John E. Rodstrom, Jr.
I have represented these areas for decades and must admit that I do feel a bit of loss when changes like these must occur. I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many great city leaders, business owners, clergy and residents who are responsible for making Emerald Hills, West Lake and North Beach a great place to live! North Beach and the Carpenter House have been a labor of love and I am proud of what we have accomplished there.
The western boundaries have expanded to include areas along Sheridan Street, west of the Florida Turnpike all the way to Douglas Road in Pembroke Pines. Along Pines Boulevard and Pembroke Road, we still continue to I-75 and will continue to represent our friends in Century Village and Hollybrook.
I am pleased to now represent portions of communities new to District 6 such Driftwood Acres, Boulevard Heights and neighborhoods in the District just east of Nob Hill Road. I look forward to meeting new residents in my district, which has added 14,000 people! Of course, changing the boundaries that define one district from another does not change my public duty to represent all Broward County residents.
On a lighter note, it’s once again time to spring forward! The days get longer this month as daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 11 and spring officially begins on March 20th! In between, everything seems to turn a wee bit green as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th.
Please don’t hesitate to call my office at 954-357-7006 or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or issues that you’d like to discuss.