City of Hollywood and Broward County officials continue to work toward removing the signs named after Confederate generals, but there is still a process that must be completed before the signs are changed.
City Engineer Luis Lopez has made a formal request to Broward County to perform the design, fabrication, and installation of the new Hope, Liberty and Freedom street signs. The estimate of approximately $6,500 includes the replacement of seven U-channel posts, 154 sign blades, and labor. After some discussion, it was determined that the County would be able to do the work for far less than an outside vendor.
There is an additional cost of approximately $2,665 to replace the decorative pebble mosaic and beach entry engraved signs on the Broadwalk at Lee Street. A different vendor will be used for that specialized portion of this project. Broward County is looking at their production calendar and will let the City know when they can schedule the work to begin.
Although a lawsuit has been filed against the City to prevent the changing of the signs, the City is continuing to work toward removing and changing them.