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City of Tamarac, Florida FY 2017 ADOPTED BUDGET
Our Vision: The City of Tamarac, Our Community of Choice Leading the nation in quality of life through safe neighborhoods, a vibrant economy, exceptional customer service and recognized excellence.
FY 2017 Adopted Budget CITY COMMISSION TAMARAC, FLORIDA
VICE-MAYOR District 3
Michael C. Cernech
EXECUTIVE TEAM Michael C. Cernech City Manager Diane Phillips Assistant City Manager Samuel S. Goren City Attorney Claudio Grande Chief Building Official Pat Teufel City Clerk Maxine Calloway Director of Community Development Mark C. Mason, CPA Director of Financial Services Mike Burton Fire Chief Maria Swanson Director of Human Resources Levent Sucuoglu Director of Information Technology Greg Warner Director of Parks & Recreation Captain Neal Glassman District Police Chief Jack Strain Director of Public Services
many others. Per the Census 2010 database, 32.8% of
community of residential, commercial and
Tamarac residents refer to themselves as non-white.
recreational areas, nestled in the center of
The City is experiencing the same demographic
Broward County between the Everglades Conservation
changes as all other cities in the South Florida region.
Area and the Atlantic Coastal Ridge. All the pleasures
Our population is becoming younger and more
of South Florida, limited only by one’s imagination,
diverse, and we are positioning ourselves to meet the
can be found here and in the surrounding areas.
service demands of our new residents.
Young families and retirees alike are drawn to our sub-tropical climate – averaging seventy-four degrees
Tamarac is the 13th largest city in Broward County and
(74˚), in a highly desirable and strategic location, and
the 39th largest in Florida.
our fresh and enthusiastic approach to business,
northwest of Fort Lauderdale—the county seat.
Tamarac lies 11 miles
Ideally situated in the expanding and dynamic tri-county commercial market,
Tamarac benefits from nearby access to
Our residential neighborhoods
airways, and waterways, including
abound with waterways, lakes
and open spaces, offering a
habitat to ducks, cattle egrets,
and the majestic heron with its
Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway,
Interstates 75 and 95, US 441, and
was incorporated on July 19,
1963 by developer Kenneth E. Behring. Jack Leff, member of the
A full-service City covering an area of
City of Tamarac’s Public Information Board wrote that Ken Behring “…envisioned a
12 square miles, Tamarac is one of Broward County’s newer additions, having been
retirement community living in reasonably priced
incorporated in 1963.
He offered a home with lots of land and
young—old enough to adapt the best from our past,
practically no maintenance for the homeowner. Thus,
yet young enough to move through the new
was born a new concept for gracious adult living.”
millennium with anticipation and excitement—a
The City is now 53 years
philosophy that highlights our city’s commitment to Tamarac has since evolved into a City far more
complex than the network of adult communities that Mr. Behring envisioned.
Tamarac has 62,264
Residents of the City of Tamarac enjoy many
residents and the composition of those residents is also
recreational facilities within the city limits: 10 City
noteworthy. The median age of Tamarac residents fell
parks (the Tamarac Sports Complex, Tamarac Park,
from 65 in 1990 to 52.9 in 2000 to 47.1 in 2010.
Caporella Park, Veterans’ Park, Tamarac Commons
Tamarac is home to a wonderfully diverse melting pot
Park, Tephford Park, Sunset Point, Landings Park, and
of residents including American Indians, Pacific
Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups) covering
Islanders, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and
153.6 acres. They also enjoy a 30,000-square foot
Community Center, a Recreation Center, a Multi-
In keeping an ever-watchful eye on the health of the
Purpose Center, an aquatic complex, a 6.5-acre
City, now and in the future, Tamarac considers one of
wildlife preserve, Colony West Golf Course and 680
the greatest challenges to be that of creating and
acres of freshwater canals and lakes which provide
habitat for various species of native and exotic fish.
development in proportion to environmental and
Nature trails and bike paths are also accessible
resource conservation. We must protect our wildlife,
throughout the city, so residents can take full
natural regions and other pervious areas, while we
advantage of both indoor and outdoor recreational
endeavor to progress forward.
opportunities. Those who call Tamarac home can enjoy regional
The City of Tamarac, Our Community of Choice…
sports and cultural facilities within proximity and easy accessibility. Culture and performing arts lovers can access Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Miami City Ballet, and the Museum of Discovery and Science in nearby Fort Lauderdale. Sports fans make their way to the Florida Panthers’ games at the Bank Atlantic Center, the Florida Marlins’ at Marlins Park, at the Miami Dolphins’ games at Sun Life Stadium, or The Miami Heat at the nearby American Airlines Arena. The City of Tamarac is also home to the 500-acre Tamarac
corporations are located there, employing over 5,000 people. The Park is zoned as light industrial, which will
research facilities and other like uses. The Westpointe project has experienced rapid growth since opening in the Tamarac Commerce Park. This 158-acre Development of Regional Impact has an approved development order that includes office, commercial and industrial land uses.
already boasts a hotel; 200,000 square feet of commercial use, 45,000 square feet of automotive dealership, 1,034,924 square feet of industrial/office use, 440,000 square feet for industrial use and twentysix (26) acres of lakes have been developed as part of the project.
Date of Incorporation
July 19, 1963
Date of Adoption of City Charter
May 19, 1971
Area Within City Limits Land Area Water Area Total Area
11.858 Square Miles 1.104 Square Miles 12.962 Square Miles
Source: Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Demographic Breakdown Median Age
Demographics: Age of Household Occupants 35%
30% 25% 20%
2009 14% 12% 12%