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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 400 households out of the 1,000 homes in Rio Vista participating. This allows us to schedule the patrol for approximately 10 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
By Christina Currie, President RVCA

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). 

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

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Latest News and Events

Cordova Road Dock Permits

The first of the new dock permits along Cordova Rd are on the agenda for the Marine Advisory Board on April 1st.  Click below for the full agenda and a link to sign up to speak.

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Feb 2021 TAM Updates

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Transportation and Mobility Department has created a summary of neighbor requests, major current projects and neighborhood organizations initiatives that are actively addressed during the month. The report will be sent to the neighborhood organizations on a monthly basis to continue to provide updates as needed.

See the complete update pdfhere.

Water Quality Update

Bill Kirk reported the following update at our General Meeting on 1/25.

At the last General Meeting held on September 21, 2020, Raj Verma provided an update of the expected scope and timeline of the Tarpon River clean up project. I wanted to provide a brief update to that summary:

In December the City submitted the water quality assessment reports for Tarpon River and George English Lake to the FDEP. A link to these reports is provided at Tarpon River Water Quality Report

FDEP has given the green signal to start the suction dredging for both George English Lake and Tarpon River.  Since the City has the permits for George English, dredging there will begin as soon as purchasing is able to secure a contractor. Permitting is in progress for Tarpon River. As soon as that is obtained, the work on the river would begin promptly. The city’s target start date is still Spring 2021.

Himmarshee Canal assessment is ongoing.  The City has until April 30, 2021 to submit the Himmarshee assessment report. The city hopes to have it done sooner.

Miami Waterkeeper have started sampling for water quality testing. The weekly testing by Miami Waterkeeper began on Tuesday January 12  and results are immediately posted on the Swim Guide (theswimguide.org).  Sampling sites in the Tarpon River, at George English and in the Himmarshee canal were included.

RVCA General Meeting 7/25/21

A virtual RVCA general meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan 25 at 7:30PM.  Please note the agenda pdfhere.

DRC Agenda for Jan. 26.

See below for the DRC agenda for Jan. 26.  There is a property on Ponce de Leon requesting an easement vacation.  This is where the old sewer main used to run.

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AHF Loses Final Appeal in Court

“The Fourth District Court of Appeal issued the attached Order denying Aids Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Petition for Writ of Certiorari on second tier review. The Court opined that AHF failed to show that the circuit court applied the wrong law or departed from the essential requirements of law in denying the first-tier certiorari petition, and that AHF’s petition essentially only challenged the City’s factual determination, which the appellate court is not permitted to consider or evaluate on second-tier review. This is effectively the end of AHF’s ability to challenge the City and the Board of Adjustment’s decisions. Furthermore, the U.S. District Court had previously ruled that if the state court denied AHF’s petition for writ of certiorari, AHF’s ADA and FHA claims could NOT proceed. The City will advise the U.S. District Court of the state court’s ruling and advise of any subsequent action or dismissal in response.”

Read the full order pdfhere

Public Hearings Scheduled on FDOT Plans for Cordova Rd between 15th and 17th Streets

FDOT has scheduled 2 public hearings to provide an opportunity for public feedback on the plans for Cordova Rd between 15th ST and 17th St.

Virtual Public Hearing: Monday, January 11, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., presentation at 6:00 p.m.

To join the meeting, please use this link (preregistration required): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4874647826627992333

Participants can also use their phone by dialing in to +1 (213) 929-4221
Access code: 388-236-718

In-person Public Hearing: Tuesday, January 12, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Hearing will take place at the Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale 17th Street Convention Center located at: 1851 SE 10th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

The in-person Public Hearing session will be in compliance with all current COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing will be followed.

The full announcement from FDOT is pdfhere

The full presentation is pdfhere

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