Oakland Park Reaps the Benefits of Sought Out Tax Credits

The City of Oakland Park has been very successful in securing Voluntary Cleanup Tax Credits (VCTC) from the State of Florida to improve City owned properties. In 1998 the State created the VCTC to encourage cities to conduct voluntary cleanup of certain dry-cleaning solvent contaminations and sites designated as brownfield areas. Brownfield Remediation Some years […]

Oakland Park Commissioner, Matthew Sparks, Resigns

Current City Commissioner and former Mayor Matthew Sparks tendered the notice of his resignation from the City Commission on January 9, 2023. His resignation takes effect at 11:59 pm on January 18, 2023. His term of office was to end in November 2024. Commissioner Sparks is relocating to Arizona. Matt Sparks Leaves Commission After 6 […]

Oakland Park Facilities Bond Projects Update 2022

Oakland Park City Staff presented a Facilities Projects Update to the City Commission at the November 30th City Commission meeting. The Facilities projects are part of the City’s Bond Program and are moving along quickly. Municipal Building Enhancements The first project that has been completed is the hardening of the Municipal Building located on North […]

Oakland Park Affordable Housing Study Presented to City Commission

The final results of a two-part Affordable Housing Study were presented at the October 6th, 2022 Commission meeting. The study was conducted by the East to West Development Corporation and presented by City Staff and the East to West Development Corporation. Assistant City Manager Jennifer Frastai provided some background on this study to the Commission […]

Mayor Michael Carn Delivers State of the City Address

Oakland Park Mayor Michael Carn delivered the 2022 State of the City Address at the November 2nd Oakland Park City Commission Meeting. Mayor Carn said that he had the great and exciting honor to represent the Commission as we all collectively and modestly boast about our eight square mile slice of Broward County. “Oakland Park […]

Broward Property Appraiser Speaks at Oakland Park Commission Meeting

Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar gave a presentation on the functions of the Property Appraiser’s Office, property values soaring in Oakland Park, and the significant issue of Title fraud in South Florida. Property Appraiser Functions There are several functions that the Property Appraiser’s Office handles. The Property Appraiser decides the value of every piece […]

City Commission Approves CRA Budget and More

The Oakland Park City Commission voted 5-0 at the September 21st, 2022 City Commission Meeting, to approve the final FY 2023 Oakland Park City Budget, 2023 Millage Rate and 2023 Special Assessments. As reported here previously, the three-step process to review, amend and approve the FY 2023 Budget, Millage Rate and Special Assessments has now […]

2023 Tentative Millage Rate and City Budget Clear First Reading

Oakland Park City Commissioners voted in a 5-0 vote, on first reading, to approve the tentative FY 2023 Millage Rate and OP City Budget at the September 7th meeting. This was the second of a 3-step process involving three separate meetings and votes: Proposed, Tentative, and then Final Millage Rate. There was a subsequent special […]

City Commission Approves Downtown Properties Sale And More

August 3rd Commission Meeting The City Commission meets to discuss City business on the first and third Wednesday each month generally. There are some exceptions during the year, so please refer to the City Calendar for upcoming meetings.  The City covers many different topics and items of City business during this public meeting. This summary […]

City Commission Votes on Preliminary 2022-2023 Budget and Downtown Properties Sale

Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Andrew Thompson, Director of Financial Services for the City of Oakland Park, gave a detailed presentation to the Commission on the Proposed FY 2022-2023 City Budget at the July 20th, 2022 City Commission Meeting. The City Budget, including the Millage Rate, is presented to the Commission for their consideration […]

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