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GO Bond Update from Hollywood’s Assistant City Manager

Gus Zambrano, Hollywood assistant city manager addressed the North Central Hollywood Civic Association meeting. He gave a follow-up presentation on the GO Bond that was recently approved by the voters.

He said it will probably take about five years for most of the projects to be completed. There is a process that the City government follows when awarding contracts for everything from playground equipment to major projects like the police station. Often city governments will do what is called “piggybacking.” This means the cities will work off other municipal contracts for some projects or large purchases.  “We have a rigorous process for awarding contracts,” said Zambrano.

Zambrano discussed that the fact that there are various and complex financial processes that must be followed for working with the millions of dollars associated with the GO Bond.

By far the largest project will be the new police station and this will take time to complete. A major purchase will involve new fire equipment.

Orangebrook Golf Course will be another large project.

Residents can expect to see neighborhood infrastructure improvements and as projects take place, signs indicating where GO Bond projects are happening.

Approximately nine percent of Hollywood voters participated in the GO Bond election.

$246,000 was spent to hold the election and about $150,000 was spent to educate residents on the GO Bond, according to Zambrano.

Zambrano also discussed the fact that the septic to sewer conversion is a huge and very expensive project that is taking longer than expected.

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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