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City Encourages Discussion on General Obligation Bond and Associated Projects

The City of Hollywood is in the very preliminary stages of encouraging residents to vote for a general obligation bond that would raise money for various city projects ranging from park improvements, road resurfacing, and new equipment purchases to a new city hall and a new police station.

But all these projects come at a price. Preliminary estimates for a new city hall would be about $35 million and a new police station would cost about $49 million. LED lighting around the city installed would cost about $7 million. Various neighborhood improvements would cost about $6 million and sidewalk expansion would be about $8 million. Street resurfacing would cost about $6 million. New fire equipment would cost about $5 million.

Currently, a list of the projects that residents want — and might be willing to vote for in the upcoming election — is being prepared. The project list has not been completed. “We are focused on hearing from residents and we are focused on neighborhood improvements,” said Raelin Storey, spokesperson for Hollywood.

A number of community meetings will be held in the upcoming year to give residents a chance to voice their opinions and concerns. There will some workshops explaining the bond as well.  It is likely that the strongest focus will be on improving neighborhood infrastructure.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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