Mayor Frank C. Ortis
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Town Hall Meeting - School
Video Presentation -
held January 14, 2013
Pembroke Pines Property Tax InfoCharting a New Course In Education (video -
Approx - 8mins)
Foundation - We need your Support
Mayor, and on behalf of your City Commission, I would
like to warmly welcome you to the great City of Pembroke
This City was incorporated in 1960 and has grown to
become the second largest City in Broward County and the
eleventh largest City in the entire State of Florida.
Pembroke Pines is a full service municipality.
The administrative philosophy of the City has been
conservative in the use of fiscal resources yet provided
funding for a level of service second to none. Our
current operating millage rate of 5.6880 is one of the
lowest in the County yet the City has an outstanding
Police Department and a Class I rated Fire Department
which allows for lower property insurance rates for our
citizens and businesses.
Our varied parks and open space assets allow our
citizens to enjoy multiple recreation programs ensuring
a high quality of life. The City has a nature preserve
with nearly 500 acres of wetlands complete with nature
walkways which showcase native Floridian plants and
Pembroke Pines operates the largest municipal charter
school system in the United States educating 5200
hundred students from K through 12 grades. The Charter
Schools also have partnerships with Broward County
Community College, Florida International University, and
Broward County Community Library.
Our Academic Village Campus also has the Susan Katz
River of Grass Theatre showcasing and developing the
fine arts. The Glass Gallery located at City Hall
continually displays ever-changing works of art from the
areas finest artists.
Currently, the City is well into the development of City
Center, a 160 acre site centrally located within the
City which will have open space preserves, retail and
business amenities, a fine hotel, a new City Hall and a
grand plaza designed for social and cultural events for
all to enjoy. City Center will generate additional
property tax revenues to this City supporting programs
that provide the foundation for the great City of
Welcome to our Great City.
Frank C. Ortis,
City of Pembroke Pines,