New Noise Regulations Take Effect May 1st

New Noise Regulations Take Effect May 1st

Beginning Saturday, May 1st City of Hollywood Code Compliance and the Hollywood Police Department will begin enforcement of the new Noise Ordinance for all residents and businesses in Hollywood. 

In addition to establishing dBA/dBC levels and other requirements, the new rules will also require Noise Level Detection Devices for businesses with amplified music/entertainment. The devises must be installed by June 1st.

To familiarize yourself with what these new rules mean for you and/or your business, please visit the City’s website:

HBBA Annual Meeting

HBBA Annual Meeting


Presented by the Hollywood Beach CRA
for business and property owners from Hallandale Beach Blvd. to Dania Beach Blvd.

Thursday, November 12th at 4pm

Please go to this link to register for the webinar.

Garfield Street Crosswalk

Garfield Street Crosswalk


We petitioned the city to support a pedestrian crossing on A1A at Garfield street.  This is a busy area and we need to offer a safe crossing since the median is gone and there is no refuge for those walking across the road.  The FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) and the Community Redevelopment Agency created plans and approved a crossing with markings and a signal to make this possible.  We are seeing an uptick in bicycles and foot traffic now that the road improvements are mostly complete and safe crossing zones will improve the circulation in the neighborhood.

COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

This is a unique summer as many of our businesses are re-opening or operating based on fast changing County and City of Hollywood rules for operating a business in the COVID-19 era.  The HBBA has posted updates on social media and our website as they become available.  Regulations and changes to code are passed by the government with only a few days’ notice.  Businesses have to react and implement even faster or face warnings, fines and even closure.  When the city closed beaches for the 4th of July our customers thought our businesses were closed. We support efforts to keep people safe and are working with the government to ensure that the right messaging gets out as far as our business community.  There are some very useful links on our website to get required signs that you can print out for free, as well as resources businesses can use for re-opening.  The Broadwalk has been open and so are the beaches for the rest of the summer for your walking, biking, shopping, dining and sunbathing pleasure.

Our businesses are now required by the government to enforce mask regulations.  This will allow people to go out and get some fresh air, a bite to eat or just to see the ocean.  A business could be closed down and the livelihood of the employees and owners will be affected if inspectors see no compliance so we ask our friends, neighbors and visitors to understand this and to comply.  Please help them out as we want you to enjoy all the good things here on Hollywood Beach.

Tropical Storm Isaias.

Tropical Storm Isaias.

Tropical Storm Watch in Effect

The National Hurricane Center’s 5PM advisory for Tropical Storm Isaias includes a Tropical Storm Watch in effect for the east coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to Sebastian Inlet. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Residents are encouraged to review their emergency plans and make sure they are prepared for the potential of severe weather and possible tropical storm conditions.
Residents should monitor this storm and ensure they have a hurricane plan in place and not focus on the forecast track of Isaias’ center.

Residents are encouraged to use this time to finalize their personal hurricane preparations:

  • Gather your hurricane supplies now if you have not already done so. You should have five to seven days’ worth of supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, for each person in your household.
  • Residents should refrain from cutting trees or doing additional landscaping projects until after this storm passes. Solid/commingled and recyclable materials should be properly secured in a safe, sheltered location.
  • Make plans to secure any outdoor items that could be blown around in the storm. Bring them indoors or otherwise secure them as the storm approaches.  

Please visit for hurricane preparation tips and information on hurricane supplies.

Before, during and after a storm important information will be posted on the City’s website at, shared via CodeRED Alerts, through NotifyMe “News and Announcements” email and text messages and on the City’s social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. Receive the latest emergency updates and information by signing up today. Please bookmark, follow, like and subscribe to the City’s various information sources to be in the know.

Please stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further details of the storm movement and potential impact to our area.

Broward County now under nightly curfew to battle coronavirus

Broward County now under nightly curfew to battle coronavirus

Beginning (Friday, July 17th) at 11 p.m., a curfew will be in place from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily in Broward.

The new restrictions come under an emergency order issued Friday afternoon by County Administrator Bertha Henry.

Broward County Mayor Dale Holness said the curfew lasts through Aug. 1, giving the county time to gauge if it helps reduce the spread of the virus. If necessary, Holness said the curfew could be extended if the numbers don’t improve.

Broward now joins Miami-Dade County in having a curfew. Palm Beach County doesn’t have one, though it’s requiring all restaurants to close at 11 p.m., and it’s possible the county could enact tighter restrictions if conditions worsen.

Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner on Friday afternoon called it a “big deal” to limit residents’ travels at night, but if it means protecting the public’s health, he said he “absolutely would vote for a curfew.”


People who break Broward’s curfew or ignore other measures could end up facing civil and criminal penalties, Holness said at a news conference Friday afternoon. These penalties could include fines starting at $500 and up to six months in jail, depending on the circumstances.

“I’m imploring the public to take responsibility, personal responsibility, to safeguard the health of yourselves and each other,” Holness said.

This marks the second time that Broward County enacted a nightly curfew in recent weeks. The county had one that lasted three nights in early June, put in place to boost public safety. It came as protests were underway across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minnesota police officer.

Under Broward County’s new order, it also will crack down on the “large social gatherings” that are still happening in the streets and peoples’ homes, despite the number of cases continuing to rise.

“The number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb, along with positivity rates,” the county said in a statement. “In the past week, Broward has experienced more than 1,300 new cases each day and positivity rates as high as 16.58%. Our hospitals are either at or are exceeding their bed capacity.”

Through July 15, Broward County’s code and law enforcement teams issued a total of 57 citations and 768 warnings, the statement said.

In addition, the order says private gatherings at residential properties, whether they may be inside or outside, cannot have more than 10 people. People who decide to go to these gatherings could face individual civil and criminal penalties.

Vacation rentals have proven to be sites for “huge parties,” Holness said.

So starting on Monday, any short-term vacation rentals that are not “actively managed by on-site owners” or management or do not have on-site security 24 hours a day to ensure compliance will have to close. This will last through Aug. 20, the order says.

“I’m even hearing that some young people are having parties, gatherings and daring to see who would get the virus first,” Holness said.

“That’s a little bit crazy to think that someone would risk their life by doing that. But that’s what I’m hearing from various sources, and I’ve been hearing that for a little while now,” Holness said.

Ordering food or drink at any restaurant bar will also have to stop, too. The order says only those seated at tables can be served. And in gyms, people must still wear a mask at all times.

No establishment can serve or do business with any customer who is not following the county’s mask requirement, according to the order.

Before Holness’ news conference, a man who identified himself as Chris Nelson was taken into custody in the lobby of the government center. The man had been shouting about how the new restrictions were intrusions on citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Police ordered him to leave, saying he was causing a disturbance. he initially refused to leave but complied once the officer ordered him to place his hands behind his back.

It was the second person to disrupt a planned news conference this week. At Gov. Ron DeSantis’ conference on Monday, a heckler shouted over DeSantis as he started speaking, calling him an embarrassment, Newsweek reported.

Full Sun-Sentinel article:

Dine-in Service and Serving of Alcohol Prohibited Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Dine-in Service and Serving of Alcohol Prohibited Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.


Dine-in Service and Serving of Alcohol Prohibited Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, per Broward County Emergency Order 20-21, businesses permitted to serve alcohol for on-site consumption may not do so between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for on-site consumption.

In addition, no establishment that provides on-site dining shall permit on-site dining between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., and must limit the party size to a maximum of 6 people, or 10 people if all are from the same household. Drive-through, take-out or pick-up service may continue. Additional restrictions apply. This Emergency Order will also affect the City’s Temporary Café Zones.

Reminder: Emergency Orders Requiring Facial Coverings in Effect County-wide City of Hollywood Emergency Order 20-06 requires all persons outside their homes to wear a facial covering consistent with current CDC guidelines that cover the nose and mouth, including individuals within the common areas of all buildings with multiple residences and at their place of employment unless otherwise exempted.  Please be sure to review the emergency orders in place, as there will be strict enforcement and violators of the facial covering orders may be subject to fines, civil and/or criminal penalties.

Source: City of Hollywood website

Temporary Beach Closure July 3rd – 5th, 2020

Temporary Beach Closure July 3rd – 5th, 2020

The City of Hollywood has joined with Broward County and other coastal communities to temporarily close the sandy beach from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.

During this time, businesses along the Broadwalk will remain open with existing restrictions related to facial coverings, capacity limitation, etc. The Broadwalk may only be used to access these business establishments. All recreational uses of the Broadwalk shall be prohibited during this period. In addition, the walking/bicycling area north of North Beach park from Freedom Street to Perry Street will also be closed to recreational use.

All are encouraged to read Broward County Emergency Order 20-19, which can be found here:…/…/EmergencyOrder20-19.pdf
City of Hollywood Emergency Order 2020-06 Requiring Public Use of Facial Coverings:

Beach restrictions to be lifted,  Wednesday  June 10th

Beach restrictions to be lifted, Wednesday June 10th

Hollywood Beach

City of Hollywood COVID-19 Update

Monday, June 8, 2020 Hollywood Beach is Open for Limited Active Recreation

Hollywood Beach remains open with limited recreational use at this time. Permitted uses include limited ocean activities (such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, body surfing) as well as limited active recreation and exercise (such as walking, running, biking).

Restrictions for sunbathing, beach chairs and blankets, etc. are scheduled to be lifted on Wednesday, June 10th.

For additional information about the current restrictions in place on Hollywood

Beach, please visit:

Frank De Risi Pres. HBCA

City of Hollywood Hurricane Preparedness Guide

City of Hollywood Hurricane Preparedness Guide

City of Hollywood
2020 Hurricane Season
Preparedness Guide

Download the full printable PDF booklette here

Broward County General Population and Pet-Friendly Shelters

  1. Arthur Ashe/Rock Island 1701 NW 23 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33311
  2. Lyons Creek Middle School 4333 Sol Press Blvd., Coconut Creek 33073 *
  3. Coral Glades High School 2700 Sportsplex Dr., Coral Springs 33065
  4. Everglades High School 17100 SW 48 Ct., Miramar, FL 33027 *
  5. New Renaissance Middle School 10701 Miramar Blvd., Miramar 33025
  6. Falcon Cove Middle School 4251 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston 33332 *
  7. Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Rd., Coconut Creek 33073
  8. West Broward High School 500 NW 209 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33029
  9. Pines Middle School 200 NW Douglas Rd., Pembroke Pines 33024
  10. Orange Brook Elementary School 715 S 46 Ave., Hollywood 33021
  11. Panther Run Elementary School 801 NW 172 Ave., Pembroke Pines 33029
  12. Parkside Elementary School 10257 NW 29 St., Coral Springs 33065
  13. Park Trails Elementary School 10700 Trails End Rd., Parkland 33076
  14. Silver Lakes Elementary School 2300 SW 173 Ave., Miramar 33027
  15. Plantation Elementary School 651 NW 42nd Ave., Plantation 33317
  16. Liberty Elementary School 2450 Banks Rd., Margate 33063
  17. Beachside Montessori School 2230 Lincoln St., Hollywood 33020
  18. Dolphin Bay Elementary School 16450 Miramar Pkwy., Miramar 33027
  19. Tradewinds Park 5400 Johnson Rd., Coconut Creek 33073
  20. Park Lakes Elementary School 3925 N State Rd. 7, Lauderdale Lakes 33319
  21. Gator Run Elementary School 1101 Glades Pkwy., Weston 33327
  22. Coconut Palm Elementary School 13601 Monarch Lakes Blvd., Miramar 33027
  23. Coral Cove Elementary School 5100 SW 148 Ave., Miramar 33027
  24. Everglades Elementary School 2900 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston 33331
  25. Silver Shores Elementary School 1701 SW 160 Ave., Miramar 33027
  26. Sunset Lakes Elementary School 18400 SW 25 St., Miramar 33029
  27. Manatee Bay Elementary School 19200 Manatee Isles Dr., Weston 33332
  28. Lakeside Elementary School 900 NW 136 Ave., Pembroke Pines 33026
  29. Pompano Beach High School 600 NE 13 Ave., Pompano Beach 33060
  30. Fox Trail Elementary School 1250 Nob Hill Rd., Davie 33324
  31. Silver Palms Elementary School 1209 NW 155 Ave., Pembroke Pines 33028
  32. Watkins Elementary School 3520 SW 52 Ave., Pembroke Park 33023
  33. Hallandale Elementary School, 1000 SW 8 St., Hallandale 33009
  • Pet-Friendly Shelter
    IMPORTANT NOTE: Not all shelters may be opened during a hurricane.
    Broward County will announce which shelters will be opened.

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency – 911
Hollywood General Information Hotline – 954.967.4362
Hollywood Police Dept. non-emergency – 954.764.4357
Broward County American Red Cross – 954.797.3800
Broward County Emergency Manage-ment Hurricane Hotline – 954.831.4000 or 311
Broward County Special Needs – 954.831.3902
Registry – TTY 954.831.3940
Humane Society of Broward County – 954.989.3977
FEMA Hotline – 800.621.3362
State Attorney General’s Price Gouging Hotline – 866.966.7226
Florida Dept. of Financial Services Consumer Hotline – 800.342.2762
AT&T Repairs – 877.737.2478
Florida Power and Light – 800.468.8243

June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. Due to COVID-19 impacts on supplies, it is strongly recommended that you prepare your home and family early for what is expected to be an above average season. The following are a few guidelines to help you through the preparation process.


Develop a hurricane plan
• Meet with your family to discuss the dangers of hurricanes and what everyone needs to do to stay safe.
• Determine if you live in an evacuation zone. If you do, decide where you and your family will go if you need to evacuate.
• Protect your assets.
• Determine whether your home has vulnerable areas – check roofs, doors, and windows. Make necessary repairs.
• Plan to protect your vehicles. Decide where you will park or store your cars, boats and RVs.
• Detail the actions you will take to secure your home.
• Make arrangements for those who have special needs.
• Plan for your pets.
• Gather your supplies. (See the hurricane kit check list on the next page)
• Inform family and friends about your hurricane plan so they can check on you after the storm. Determine an out-of-town contact.

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