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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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RVCA Board Letter to Commission on AHF Project

The attached letter was sent to commissioners on Thursday.

pdf11.29.18_RVCA_BOARD_COMMUNICATION_TO_COMMISSION.pdf

Response received from Vice Mayor Ben Sorensen

pdfSorensen_Response_to_Board_Communication_11.29.18.pdf

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Housing Project

Community Meeting: AIDS Healthcare Foundation Housing - 12/3/18 @ 6 PM at Fort Lauderdale City Hall 

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched the Healthy Housing Foundation by AHF which seeks to provide housing units at an affordable cost. AHF is interested in a residential development at 409 SE 8th Street that would provide affordable micro-unit housing that addresses the affordable housing crises. The project would be available for low-income housing (below 50% of the average median income).

Follow this link for the full application to the DRC.  AHF App

 Please come to hear more about this proposal and to ask questions of AHF representatives and City leaders.

For those who may wish to make their opposition to this project known, a petition has been circulated by residents . The RVCA is providing this link for informational purposes only, we are not responsible for any of the content or responses to the petition.  Petition

Proposed Parks Bond

The city of Fort Lauderdale is considering a Parks Bond for approximately $150 million dollars.  The following two documents provide additional detail regarding where this money would go.  We will keep you posted as this process moves forward.

Cost_Estimates__FTL_PRSMP_Cost_Estimate_2016-03.pdf

ADA_SURVEY_COST_ESTIMATES_--_Oct_2015_FINAL.pdf

 

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UPDATE: Article in Sun-Sentinel 11/26 

Proposed "Sober Homes" Ordinance

The Ft Lauderdale City Commission is proposing a new ordinance regulating "Sober Homes".  The full title is "Zoning Standards for Community Residences for People with Disability".  See the linked documents for details.  The first reading occurred on April 3 and the second should be on the agenda for 4/17.

pdfCommunity_Residences_for_People_with_Disability

pdfMEMORANDUM_2.13.18

pdfExhibit_6__Ordinance.pdf

pdfFAQs_to_Proposed_Regulations.pdf

The Great Sofa Caper

The following is an excerpt from the latest Rio Vista Patrol log.  The full logs can be read here.

 

1600    I have been a policeman for 31 years and I have seen my share of some pretty amazing things, however; with that said today was a first for me.  I am traveling on SE 9 Ave when I observed a golf cart with a large leather sofa mounted onto its roof??  As ridiculous as it looked, I enjoy a good resting sofa as much as anyone and I absolutely love to play golf so the entire concept of this combo had me deeply intrigued.

            As I turned around to follow the “lazy boy on wheels” it turned immediately onto SE 10 Street and disappeared out of my view for a few moments.  As I also turned onto SE 10 Street, I immediately noticed the golf cart was now neatly parked in a driveway with the sofa still firmly attached to its roof. The cart, however; now lacked the four young male occupants which were originally viewed nestled under the shade of this massive lounger.

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Seawall Ordinance Revised

The originally propsed Seawall Ordinance has been revised in preparation for the first of two readings at the June 7 commission meeting.

The major changes from the original proposal are:

Eliminates the requirement to bring current seawalls into compliance with new minimum height unless they undergo "substantial repair"

       Adds definitions for seawall, North American Vertical Datum and rip rap;

       Sets a minimum seawall elevation at 3.9 feet NAVD88 (current allowable max);

       Recommends design of seawall for future height adjustment;

       Sets an allowable maximum height of the seawall based on a property’s base flood elevation;

       Requires seawall reconstruction to the minimum elevation if the substantial repair threshold is triggered;

       Requires maintaining seawalls in good repair and sets a timeline of 365 days for completion of repairs if cited;

       Requires owners to prevent tidal waters entering their property from impacting others and sets a timeline of 365 days for remedy if cited;

       Allows fixed docks to extend 10 inches above the adjacent seawall; and

       Allows for floating docks  and requires them to be permitted and permanently attached.

Key Changes from the May 3 version presented at Commission Conference:

1)            Minor text changes in the title and preamble;

2)            Addition of a definition for Rip Rap;

3)            Allowing property owners with a finished floor elevation of less than 3.9 feet NAVD88 to seek a waiver from the City Engineer to construct a lower seawall;

4)            Technical clarification related to the impermeability of the seawall to tidal flows; and

5)            Relaxing of the requirement to design for future extension of the seawall to a recommendation for design.

 

Read the full ordinance pdfhere

RVCA's Little Library at VY Park

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At the end of February 2018, RVCA Acting President Christina Currie installed a replacement to book lending library in Virginia Young Park.  We hope that this updated version fares better than the original wooden library. It is at the western end of the park, near 9th Avenue and the billboard.  We'd like to share some guidelines to ensure the long-term success of our library.

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