Wilton Manors

  • City Lowers Fees For AirBNB Type Rentals 

    City officials have lowered the fees required to register vacation rentals here and reduced the annual renewal fees. The new fee schedule went into effect on Oct. 1.

  • City Moves Ahead With New Parking Lot

    City officials are moving forward with the development of the lot they purchased last year.

  • City Moves to Fund Wilton Drive Landscape/Streetscape Plan

    To improve the aesthetic look of Wilton Drive, once the Florida Department of Transportation reduces the number of lanes from four to two, Wilton Manors has hired Metro Consulting Group.

  • City Officials Seek Input on Wilton Drive Lane Reduction

    Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale officials joined together Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale High School to discuss the lane narrowing of Northeast 4 Avenue and Wilton Drive with their respective residents and business owners. Those who attended talked to officials, asked questions and were given cards to make comments on.

  • City Officials Seek Input on Wilton Drive Lane Reduction

    Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale officials joined together Tuesday at Fort Lauderdale High School to discuss the lane narrowing of Northeast 4 Avenue and Wilton Drive with their respective residents and business owners. Those who attended talked to officials, asked questions and were given cards to make comments on.

  • City Signs Agreement With Private Parking Lot Owner

    The last two public parking lots built by the city took time and money to build. But the commission has acquired another with a stroke of the pen.

  • City Sued Over Vacation Rental Regulations: City Attorney warned commissioners this could happen

    As commissioners were debating new regulations on vacation rentals earlier this year, one concern was voiced more than once: would the regulations hold up in court if the city were sued?

  • City Suspends Posting Commission Videos Online

    Wilton Manors officials have temporarily suspended the online posting of commission meeting videos. The city clerk is still providing recordings of the meeting upon request. 

  • City to Consider Land Use Change at Oakland/Andrews

    In an effort to “spur development” and attract new businesses to the city, Wilton Manors officials plan to change the land-use of Oakland Park Boulevard and Andrews Avenue.

  • Clinton Whips Wilton Manors Crowd Into A Frenzy

    Visiting the largest concentration of LGBT Floridians on Sunday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured supporters she would continue to fight for equality.

  • Closed For Business: Green Market shuts down due to lack of customers

    Apparently, there isn’t always money in the banana stand.

  • Coffee and Conversation: Aging in A Difficult Political Environment

    Senior life in South Florida isn’t always fun in the sun.

  • Column: ...And They're Off...

    With only a few weeks to go before the Republican Convention in Cleveland, followed by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, thought I would take the opportunity to talk politics on a more local level, right here in good ole Wilton Manors.

  • Column: Becoming Clean, Green, and Resilient!

    Despite opinions to the contrary, we can say for sure that climate change, rising seas, and increasing extreme weather events are real. And let’s face it, we are the Island City. As such, we are subject to tides, flooding, extreme weather, and increasingly high temperatures. As city officials, it is our job to plan to keep our infrastructure - like underground water and sewer pipes, roads, and other city assets - sound and resistant to the impacts of climate change. 

  • Column: Coup d’état

    I only hope that everyone is safe and sound by the time they read this article. Last night a coup took place here in Wilton Manors, led by a band of community leaders who could no longer tolerate being marginalized and out of favor.

  • Column: Does the Money Come Out?

    My never-ending quest for a formula to call a market turn led me to ask a question: Can you make lemonade out of lemons, even if you buy at a market peak?

  • Column: Election Overload

    I sit here a bit numb now that October has already arrived, and 2016 is roaring to the finish line as one of the fastest years ever. One bright spot is that Election Day will soon be over, and we can finally be finished with all the insanity we’ve had to endure over the past year.

  • Column: Five Syllables That Matter

    Not a column for supporters of a certain orange celebrity with bad hair. This column is about a five-syllable word.

  • Column: Greetings from New Jersey

    Yes, it's that time of year when I make my annual pilgrimage up the Northeast coast to celebrate my father’s birthday with friends and family. This year marks a major milestone as we celebrate his 90th year and toast with words of the Italian salutation, “Cent Anni,” which translates to “May you live to a hundred years.” These words ring more soundly as one nears such a rare achievement still in good health, full of energy and spirit. 

  • Column: Happy New Year Wilton Manors

    As I sit down to write my article this week, having just welcomed in the New Year a few hours ago, I cannot rid myself of the uncertainty and anxiety of what lies ahead for us all in 2017.