Lauderdale Lakes, a city with a troubled financial past and the highest property tax rates in Broward County, plans to raise taxes and fire-rescue fees but still faces a $1.1 million budget gap. The city is continuing to climb out of a financial hole that first appeared in 2011. Since then, the city has downsized its City Commission, fired its city manager and replaced him, and elected new leaders.
Most pedestrians know that darting across a busy road mid-block can be harmful to one’s health. But every day in South Florida, jaywalkers take that risk. Armed with sobering statistics about the dangers of jaywalking, one city in South Florida is touting a new deterrent. When enforcement didn’t work, and educational efforts didn’t stick, Lauderhill turned to physical barriers: trees and a mesh fence with a climbing vine drawn across the length of the median.
But because of rising property values, Fort Lauderdale property owners will see an increase in what they pay for city services, if city commissioners don’t lower the tax rate in final hearings on Sept. 6 and Sept. 13. Charges for water-sewer, stormwater and sanitation also are proposed to rise. Fort Lauderdale officials at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday morning — the end of a lengthy Tuesday meeting — accepted the increases, tentatively, to support a $766.7 million city budget.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".