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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

For more details, including mug shots, please follow the link to read more.

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Latest News and Events

General Meeting - January 28th

Reminder RVCA General Meeting 
 
1/28/19 @ 730 pm RVCA General Meeting at RV Community Church

 
RVCA members vote on AHF Project &
a Proposed By-law Amendment (click here to view)
 Meet CM Lagerbloom
Talk to the neighborhood Code Inspector
Hear from the City on the Cordova sea wall construction
& More.
Please help us run the meeting efficiently!

If you plan on voting make sure you are an RVCA member.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are not sure of your status.

Email your questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Park in the lot across from the Hall & not in front of residences.

City Development Review Process

The link below will take you to the presentation given by Vice Mayor Sorensen and staff at City Hall on January 7th.

pdfDevelopment_Review_Process_for_VM_1-7-19.pdf

Comments by the DRC can be found here:  https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/city-clerk-s-office/advisory-boards-and-committees-agendas-and-minutes/development-review-committee

Notice of Public Participation Meeting RE: Lauderdale Yacht Club (R18056)

Notice of Public Participation Meeting
RE: Lauderdale Yacht Club (R18056)
 
Lauderdale Yacht Club, Inc. is requesting Site Plan Level III & Conditional Use approval to expand the LYC clubhouse & improve layout/drainage for adjacent surface parking lot.  Matter will be before Planning & Zoning on 1/16/2019.  Property address below.
 
View most recent site plan & provide feedback at this 
Public Participation Meeting:
 
Date: 12/17/2018
Time: 6PM
Address: Lauderdale Yacht Club Pavillion, 1725 SE 12 Street, 33316
 
All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
 

Time to Renew your Membership!

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Please take a moment to renew your membership in RVCA and sign up for the Patrol.  Check HERE to see if you are on the list, if so, you will get a renewal notice in your anniversary month.  If not, you can renew online HERE or print this form and send it in.

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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 

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