Removal and redistribution of sand displaced by Hurricane Irma

Removal and redistribution of sand displaced by Hurricane Irma

A Message from the City of Hollywood;

Removal and redistribution of sand displaced by Hurricane Irma
See below details of scope of the work.

Beginning next Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM the City’s hurricane debris removal contractor, Bergeron and their crews and equipment, will be conducting an operation on the Hollywood Beach that will entail removing tons of sand with heavy equipment, and redistributing this sand onto the beach that has been displaced by Hurricane Irma and is now up against and encompassing the entire length of the broadwalk wall, and along the beach creating a safety hazard.

This beach sand removal and redistribution operation will run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday for approximately the next 3 weeks. This project includes the pre-authorization from the State, and the Turtle Monitor providing pre-inspection of the areas in order to protect any sea turtle nests.

As the tractors and equipment move into each beach area, the area being cleared and leveled will be cordoned off and a Project Supervisor from Bergeron will be on site to monitor the project. City Beach Maintenance Supervisor Salafrio and CRA Beach Maintenance Supervisor Tiru will also be monitoring the project activity. The length and parameter of this sand removal and redistribution project will be from the North in front of the Positano Condo complex at Sherman Street heading South down to Magnolia Street in front of the Quadomain Complexes, including the entire length of the broadwalk wall.

This project will be submitted upon completion to FEMA for reimbursement, as clean up activity required as a result of the Hurricane Irma damage. This project is being coordinated with the CRA, Police, Parks & Recreation and Beach Safety/FireDepartments .

Sylvia Glazer
Director of Public Works

City of Hollywood
2600 Hollywood Boulevard
P.O. Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33020
Office: (954) 967-4526
Fax: (954) 967-4510

Permit Fees Waived for Common Storm Repairs

Permit Fees Waived for Common Storm Repairs

Permit Fees Waived for Common Storm Repairs

To help expedite repairs required as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the City of Hollywood is waiving permit fees for common storm related repairs such as fencing, roofs and A/C replacements for 90 days as of September 21, 2017. There is also prioritized review of these permits. This 90 calendar day grace period is to assist residents and commercial business owners in the City restore their property and return to normal operations as quickly as possible. Here are the temporary changes in the Building Division’s policies and procedures.

The following storm damage does not require a permit:

  • Minor repair to existing permitted fencing
  • Minor roof repair to individual shingle or tile pieces and roof membrane patches
  • Replacing the canvas or vinyl on awnings or canopies
  • Window and door component repairs (i.e. glass, screens, gaskets, seals, etc.) Note: Structural repairs involving removal/replacement of the window/door frame require a permit.
  • Replacement of screening on screen enclosures

Permits are required for the following, but permit fees will not be charged for repair work due to Hurricane Irma:

  • Structural repairs to existing fences
  • A/C unit replacement
  • Structural repairs to windows and doors, replacements in existing openings
  • Structural repairs for roofing
  • Existing shed replacement, shed must be placed in the same location with same setbacks
  • Structural repair/replacement of existing carports/patio canopies, gazebos and awnings

These repair permits will receive prioritized review and as per code, the work may be started with the permit application being submitted within 48 hours.

Permits and fees will be required for the following:

  • All new construction
  • New structural construction for renovations, alterations and remodeling
  • All other permits other than those listed above

Repairs to damaged electrical service of a structure including meter troughs, risers and masts, weatherheads and associated electrical equipment must be done by a qualified electrician. The work can be done and an after-the-fact permit obtained by the electrical contractor.

Important: To help expedite the permit review process, please submit pictures of the storm damage along with your permit application to qualify for the waiver of the permit fees.
For more information on waiver of fees and the permit process please contact the Building Division at 954.921.3335

Permit Requirements:

Work that does not require a design professional’s seal can be applied for via email or fax. The following documents need to be attached separately to an email and sent to or the permit package can be faxed to 954.921.3037.


  • Permit Application completely filled out
  • Survey or site plan showing location, height, linear footage, gates, and whether using chain link or wood material
  • Product approval for fencing other than code prescriptive chain link or wood fences


  • Permit Application completely filled out
  • Roofing Application completely filled out with attachments
  • Copy of Statement of Responsibility Regarding Asbestos approved by Broward County
  • Relevant Product approvals

Window/Door Replacement:

  • Permit Application completely filled out
  • Floor plan of building showing all openings of building with dimensions and the openings being retrofitted clearly marked
  • Relevant Product approvals

Additional information about the City’s Building Division, permitting processes along with applications and forms can be found at

Josh’s Organic Garden

Josh’s Organic Garden

Josh’s Organic Garden
101 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019

Organic Market and Juice Bar featuring lots of  “fresh picked the night before” produce such as organically grown heirloom tomatoes, dinosaur plums, and other juicy, colorful veggies, and a variety of herbs.  The juices are made to order and served out of compostable PLA “plastic” cups (made from corn instead of the usual petroleum). And if you ask for them, your produce bags can be PLA as well. In addition to keeping things fresh and tasty, this market keeps its prices down-to-earth.

Sunday 9 am -5:31 pm
Hollywood is getting new lifeguard stands next year.

Hollywood is getting new lifeguard stands next year.

Lifeguard towers are becoming the new status symbol on South Florida’s beaches. Cities are rolling out artsy new stands meant to turn heads with whimsical designs and cheerful colors.

The impetus might be Miami Beach, which started the trend in 2015 after winning awards and inspiring headlines with its iconic Art Deco-style designs.

One tower resembles a lighthouse with red and white stripes. Another, inspired by The Jetsons cartoon, is round and painted hot pink. A third looks more like a Mardi Gras float painted in green, purple and yellow.

Now, Hollywood will get curvy new Art Deco-inspired lifeguard stands come 2018. The new towers will be blue and white, with a porthole window and a wrap-around deck. Being iconic can be costly: The 20 new stands will run $1.5 million in total.

“They looked at Miami Beach and other nationally known beaches to see what would make us unique,” Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy said of the design team. “It’s just another way for our beach to stand out.”

Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein says he wants to replace his lifeguard stands with a cool new design.

“Lifeguard stands are ubiquitous, but some cities have taken that opportunity to brand their town,” he said. “Our towers are drab and brown. They are all in need of complete replacement.”

Hallandale Beach has new lifeguard stands that sport a cheerful aqua motif.

Mayor Joy Cooper says they’re the kind of towers “you’re going to remember. They’re cute.”

Not all cities are embracing flashy new stands.

Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale are going with a more classic look.

“Ours don’t look like Miami Beach’s,” said Breck Ballou, who oversees Fort Lauderdale’s ocean rescue team. “But it doesn’t matter what they look like, as long as we can see the ocean.’’

But Miami Beach resident Allison Cotter, who loves the lighthouse design, says the towers help dress up the beach.

“So many people come by to get their picture taken with it,” she said of her favorite tower. “It’s really become iconic. I actually watch people walking down the beach and they’ll make a beeline for it. It’s a landmark.”

Sun-Sentinel, Article Link

Supporting our Beach Life Guards.

Supporting our Beach Life Guards.

The Hollywood Beach Business Association presented a check for $3,000 to Bruce Wilkie of the Hollywood Lifeguard Team.  The money is raised each year due to the diligent efforts of Jeff Hansen of Cahoots Newspaper during Groundhog Day at Ocean Alley and pays for expenses so the lifeguards can compete at the United States Lifesaving Association annual competition.  This was the largest check so far to help our lifeguard team attend this event.
The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means.  We’re proud to support our lifeguards and thank them for helping to keep our beachgoers and visitors safe.
Here’s local coverage by the Sun Sentinel on the Groundhog Day fundraiser here on Hollywood Beach:
Live Music at the Bandshell, Wednesday – Sunday

Live Music at the Bandshell, Wednesday – Sunday

The Hollywood Beach Theatre features musical entertainment five nights a week (Wednesday – Sunday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Programming provided by the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

UBER and LYFT the Other Parking Option

UBER and LYFT the Other Parking Option

Is your business being affected by the lack of parking? How many of your long time customers have just given up on coming regularly to Hollywood Beach?

The lack of parking has been tough on our businesses. We have seen a decline of locals coming to the beach on a regular basis (I am speaking of the regulars who live close by and have been customers for years.) No one wants to spend 45 minutes looking for a parking place. In the summer months we have a new crowd (the picnic, boom box, tent crowd who park and stay for the weekend) but they are not the locals who live close by or the more upscale snowbirds.

It is time to tell the WORLD there is better alternative to driving around and around searching for parking. The City of Hollywood and HBBA should implement an ad campaign about NOT PARKING on Hollywood Beach, but taking UBER or LYFT. We need to take advantage of this new technology and educate our customers to the advantages of NOT PARKING. Most people have smart phones and the APPS are easy to download and set up. The UBER/LYFT drivers arrive usually within minutes and average cost is about $12 round trip from Lakes Neighborhood. This could be one of the answers to the parking problem on Hollywood Beach and downtown.

I recently took UBER to the Ft Lauderdale airport and the cost was $11. When was the last time a cab to the airport cost this much? I actually started using UBER in New York when I was working the trade shows. Everybody was using it. It was cheaper and faster than the cabs…and this is a City were most people gave up the idea of parking years ago.

I would like to see the City of Hollywood come on board and embrace this new technology and help spread the message that we can think outside the box. There is a convenient alternative to searching for parking – and often cheaper than parking in the private lots, depending on where you live.

We need to change the way people think about their parking options and improve everyone’s experience in coming to the beach. The main reason traffic is so slow on the beach, is people are looking and not finding a parking spot. They continuously circle and circle.

Let us help our customers eliminate the stress of looking for a parking spot by using UBER or LYFT.

Register Now to Get the Resident Rate

Register Now to Get the Resident Rate

New Parking Rates for Hollywood Beach Go Into Effect May 1st

Free Registration Going On Now For Resident Rate

To keep beach parking affordable for Hollywood residents, the City of Hollywood is offering a resident parking rate. Hollywood residents must register their vehicle(s) annually with the City’s Parking Division to enjoy an hourly parking rate of $1.50 per hour Monday through Thursday and $2.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays. This rate is 50% less than the new non-resident rate of $3.00 per hour Monday through Thursday and $4.00 per hour Friday through Sunday and on holidays which will go into effect May 1, 2017.

Registration is free and can be done in-person or online. Once registered, you will be given a “resident rate code” for use at City-operated multi-space master meter parking spots on Hollywood Beach. The following documents are required to register:

• Drivers license

• Vehicle registration

• One of the following: lease agreement, utility bill, voter ID card or tax bill with current Hollywood address

To Register Online:

Visit the Parking Portal at Select “Get Permits” then login or sign up for a customer account. The “Purchase a Permit” page will come up describing all of the different permit options available in the City of Hollywood. Select “Next,” then under the subclassification dropdown menu select “Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” To avoid being charged a fee, you must select “Hollywood Resident Meter Rate.” Do not choose “Hollywood Resident.” Enter your information then select “Next.” Finally, upload scanned images or photos of the required documents. You will receive an email confirmation after successfully completing the registration process. Please allow up to 24 hours or the next business day for processing your registration.

To Register In-person:

Bring copies of the required documents to the Parking office located at 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the City Hall West Annex Building.

Current Parkmobile Application Users

If you are already a Parkmobile user, you will still need to register your vehicle(s) with the City to automatically receive the resident rate when you use the Parkmobile App. Be sure to use the same phone number when you register with the City and allow up to 20 days processing time.

New Parkmobile Application Users

Once you have registered your vehicle(s) with the City and you have your resident rate code, you can then sign up with the Parkmobile Application to receive the resident parking rate. To sign up, visit or call the toll-free number 877.727.5714. Be sure to use the same phone number and allow up to 20 days of processing time.

Additional Information

• Please allow up to 24-hours/next business day for resident rate processing and up to 20 days for Parkmobile Application processing

• At single-space parking meters, the resident rate can only be applied when using the Parkmobile Application

• Resident rate code is not valid in private garages, lots or meters

Don’t wait; get your free resident rate code today! Log on today, or visit the City of Hollywood’s Parking Office, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard in the West Annex Building.


Costa Hollywood

Costa Hollywood

chc-2Costa Hollywood with 307 rooms is well on its way to completion. Located right on A1A just a few blocks from the new Margaritaville Hotel, it will be a technology driven property, including a robotic parking garage.



Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Rendering Margaritaville Hotel is finally here and in full operation on the Broadwalk.  It will add 349 guestrooms, 600 parking spots and 6 restaurants and bars to Hollywood Beach.  You can see the excitement over this great new addition to the “World Famous” Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.