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Ft. Laud to defer budget hearing, approve 100k grant, other events

Fort Lauderdale commissioners are poised to approve receiving $100,000 in stimulus funds for a city-wide energy strategy.

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the city will use the funds to create a strategy that will include a greenhouse gas inventory and a sustainability action plan for Fort Lauderdale.

Nationally, over two million dollars was allocated though the Dept. of Energy. The city will not use any tax dollars toward the planning for a greener Fort Lauderdale and the city will hire a consultant for the process and the consultant will count towards the ARRA’s goal of job creation. City staff sent out a request for proposals in July and will be making a recommendation to the commission during their commission meeting Tues., Sept. 1.

The commission will also approve closing South New River Drive from Andrews Ave. to SE 3 Ave from 6 p.m. Oct 30 to 9 p.m., Nov. 1, for the Downtowner Art Festival and Car Show.

The city will also be approving items related to Rocktoberfest (Oct 16, 6-10 p.m. at Las Olas Riverfront), a Glam-a-thon on Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., a Sept. 11 memorial service as well as a number of other events.

The commission was expected to have a budget hearing as part of the regular meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. in the first floor commission chambers, City Hall, 100 N. Andrews Ave., but staff is recommending the commission defer the public hearing until a 7 p.m., Sept. 9, special meeting.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Aug 31 2009. Filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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