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D Virtual Slice of the Springs Meeting (Ongoing)

Development Services | Communications & Marketing

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Percent Complete: 12%

Start Date: 10/01/2019

End Date: 09/30/2020

Since 1995, the City of Coral Springs has held a series of “Slice of the Springs” neighborhood meetings, conducted in different sections or slices of the City – Southeast/Southwest, Town Center/Center West and Northside/Northeast. At each Slice meeting, City staff provides an annual update to the community and discusses relevant issues or concerns with the residents. The meetings are a chance for the residents to interact directly with staff members from all departments of the City, including Police, Fire, Community Development, Code Compliance, Building, Public Works and Parks and Recreation. After a decrease in attendance in 2014-2015, the three-meeting series held in 2015-2016 saw a significant increase in attendance. The attendance was boosted by the advertising efforts of the City’s Communications and Marketing Department through the City’s social media platforms. The goal of this ongoing initiative is to increase the number of participants in Slice meetings by including residents who would like to attend the meeting in person but are unable to do so. A “virtual” option allows people to attend “live” via their computer or mobile device. Attendees have the opportunity to attend the meeting in person at City Hall, or virtually via Facebook Live. Communications and Marketing and the Development Services departments conducted the first “Virtual Slice of the Springs” on April 20, 2017, again on April 12, 2018. and May 9, 2019. A panel of eight staff members answered questions from the public as they were submitted on Facebook while streaming live. This first Virtual Slice was a great success with over 250 questions or comments submitted and over 2,000 views during the 45-minute broadcast—and over 15,000 views to date. This initiative is an "ongoing" initiative. The operating budget listed is for one year. The budget for subsequent years will be approved by the City Commission during the budget process. 

The first Virtual Slice event was planned and scheduled for late March.  The event was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns.

When possible, staff will re-schedule the event. While Virtual Slice of the Springs has not taken place this year, the City is hosting weekly updates through Social Media to keep the residents abreast of developments with Covid-19.

The City will be hosting a town hall meeting on July 21st at 7:00PM  which will also provide residents with an opportunity to express any concerns they may have the current conditions.

Operating Budget: $ 0.00
Capital Budget: $ 0.00
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Initiatives: On Target Closed Out/Completed | IP On Target/In Progress | Below Plan Behind Schedule/Late | DN Discussion NeededR/W Retreat/Workshop Item | D Delay/Hold | N No Milestone | Not Defined Not Defined
Legend:  
Initiatives: On Target Closed Out/Completed | IP On Target/In Progress | Below Plan Behind Schedule/Late | DN Discussion Needed | R/W Retreat/Workshop Item | D Delay/Hold | N No Milestone | Not Defined Not Defined

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