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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 

 

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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood. The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol. The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood. Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty. Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town.

We currently have 325 households out of the 1,000 homes in Rio Vista participating. This allows us to schedule the patrol for approximately 8 hours per day 365 days per year.

 

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POLICE WORK IN RIO VISTA AND LOOKING AT THE RECORDS

POLICE WORK IN RIO VISTA AND LOOKING AT THE RECORDS

SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINA CURRIE, ESQ.

15 MONTHS & 52 ARRESTS!! THANK YOU FLPD & PROTECT RIO VISTA!!

Recently I have witnessed and heard of some Rio Vista residents questioning the seriousness of the work the Protect Rio Vista Patrol/Fort Lauderdale Police officers are doing in our neighborhood. In an attempt to quantify the work FLPD does for our neighborhood I performed a public records request where I requested “a list of individuals who were arrested in Rio Vista in or arrested outside of our neighborhood from 8/24/2017 to 12/5/2018 where the arrest was stemming from "alleged criminal acts" that took place in Rio Vista”.

The result was 52 arrests in the past 15 months (as of 12/5/18). Here is a summary of the arrests, recognizing arrestees are innocent until proven guilty:

  • 11 arrests were for Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol and 1 of those was a 2nd offense
  • 7 arrests were for Burglary Related Charges
  • 5 arrests were for Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle or for Grand Theft $300 - $5,000
  • 12 of the 52 arrests were of a person 17 or under, the youngest being 13.
  • The month with the highest number of arrests was January 2018 with 7 arrests.
  • 2 arrests were for Domestic Violence Related charges
  • 15 of the 52 arrestees were Female

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Fire Dept. Presentation at General Meeting

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King Tide Updates and Information

Dr. Gassman, Assistant Director for the Public Works Department, will discuss observations related to the September King Tides event, as well as City response efforts and long-term adaptation strategies to minimize flooding and create a stronger and more resilient community. Dr. Gassman will share a brief presentation on King Tides on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 6PM, followed by a question and answer session. We intend to wrap up meeting by 6:30 P.M to avoid overlap with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting that starts soon after.

Seer Dr. Gassman's Presentation here:  pdfSept_21_High_Tide_Presentation_Rio_Vista_HOA.pdf

If you would like to join the virtual meeting, please click on the link below and register beforehand: https://bit.ly/3hTYlba

Registration will close 3 hours before the event; 3:00 p.m. on September 23nd.

Lastly, please see this traffic advisory for closures on Cordova related to high tides

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DDA Presentation at RVCA General Meeting

Jenni Morejon, the President & CEO of the Downtown Development Authority gave update the members on their current priorities.  Her full presentation is available here:  pdf2020_0922_RVCA.pdf

Petition from AHF to Propose Ordinance re: Affordable Housing

UPDATE!

According to Ft. Lauderdale City Attorney on Nov. 5, 2020 the Circuit Court has today issued a final order denying AHF’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari, on the merits, which sought to overturn the Board of Adjustment’s decision upholding the City’s interpretation that the proposed project at issue was a Level 5 SSRF.  Also note that the U.S. District Court has recently opined that if the Circuit Court denied the Petition, AHF’s federal claims in U.S. District Court would not proceed.  Although AHF has appellate recourses, those have a significantly more onerous burdens.

 

See the following two documents regarding this petition.  They have received the required number of signatures and it expected to be on the commission agenda in October.  We will also be discussing this at the general meeting of the RVCA on Monday 9/21.

pdf2020.07.21_Joint_Letter_to_City_Manager_and_City_Attorney.pdf

pdf9-14-2020_City_Attorney_Opinion_re_Ordinance_Proposed_Pursuant_to_Chapter_Sec._3.15.pdf

Cordova Seawall Update

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COVID-19 Update

Please see this important information shared from Commissioner Sorensen's office 6/22/2020: 

"As an FYI to our neighbors, we are experiencing a spike in COVID positive numbers in our zip code this month. From mid-March to May 30th, we had 41 positive cases. As of yesterday, we are up to 299—a six fold increase in less than a month." 

"Another note—we’ve been asked how you can report businesses that are non-compliant with CDC guidelines and the Governor’s orders. Our Code Compliance Department is handling these inquiries, and should call the City’s 24-Hour Service Hotline *at the time you see the noncompliance happening* at 954-828-8000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." 

 

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