Housing, Traffic & Infrastructure

6/7/18

Housing, Traffic, & Infrastructure
(as described in song):

“There’s always something happening but nothing going on;
there’s always something cooking and nothing in the pot.”
                                                                            -J.Lennon

While Broward County affordable housing, infrastructure, traffic, and development initiatives have indeed captured some headlines, it remains that:

  • South Florida continues to be the most cost burdened metro region in the nation, with over half of Broward residents spending more than 30% of their monthly income on housing expenses.
  • Broward County and its municipalities face rapidly mounting infrastructure challenges.
  • Its citizens continue to daily experience transportation frustrations.
  • Steadily expanding population projections portend additional strains on our systems.

Our panel examines the challenges and discusses studies and proposals now on the table. Why is the process so slow? What obstacles need to be overcome?

PANEL:
      –Lee R. Feldman, ICMA-CM, is the City Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a position he has held since June 2011.
     -Sandra Veszi Einhorn, is Exec Director, The Coordinating Council of Broward (CCB), composed of the top executives of state and county entities from the public, private and business sectors, who are responsible for funding and implementing health, public safety, education, economic and human services in Broward County. 
     -James Cromar is Deputy Exec Dir, Strategic Initiatives, Broward MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization).

MODERATOR:

     Chad Maxey is Senior Property Manager for the Broward County-based real estate development and property management firm, Diversified Companies. He is responsible for overseeing all property management, including company owned and third party partnerships.

 

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