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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 latest news on events and happenings in and around Rio Vista.  Check back often for updated info!

1020 Ponce DeLeon Precautionary Boil Water LIFT


The City of Fort Lauderdale is performing scheduled fire hydrant maintenance in the Rio Vista Neighborhood beginning May 13 and continuing through August 3, 2019 in the following area:


Northern:      Sunrise Blvd

Southern:      State Rd 84

Eastern:         South Atlantic Blvd

Western:       South Federal Hwy

Properties in the area may experience a temporary drop in water pressure during testing of the fire hydrants and the water may become slightly discolored.  If you experience discolored water, you may wish to run water from one or more cold water faucets for a couple of minutes until the water is clear again and you may wish to do so prior to cooking, bathing or washing laundry. The discolored water is nonhazardous but can stain clothing. If your water does not clear within 24 hours, please contact City’s 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000.

Residents will have full access to their properties, while we perform this very important work.

Please sign-up for Code Red online at www.fortlauderdale.gov or contact the 24-Hour Neighbor Call Center at 954-828-8000.

The proposed amendments will be reviewed by the 
Marine Advisory Board at 6:00 p.m. on 5/2/19 in the 
8th Floor Conference Room, City Hall.  
The public is welcome to attend and provide feedback.
Highlights of the ordinance amendment include:
  1. Definition of who is eligible to apply for a dock permit;
  2. Outline of which public parcels are eligible for a dock permit
    1. Prohibiting street ends and parks;
    2. Exempting lands falling within the ambit of the Florida Supreme Court Case of Burkart v. City of Fort Lauderdale;
  3. Establishment of the length and width of the dock;
  4. Provisions to record the permit resolution to ensure that the dock permit holder is responsible for removal of the dock when the permit is abandoned, terminated, expired or revoked;
  5. Establishment of a 5 year initial permit term and ongoing requirements for renewals of the permit every five years;
  6. Prohibition of penetrating a City seawall or attaching to it;
  7. Removal of the prohibition to made the dock area private;
  8. Clarification on the public nature of the swale area;
  9. Requirements of an administrative fee for permit application and permit renewal;
  10. Provisions that docks must either be floating or built to such a height as to address sea level rise.
  11. Guidance on how the dock permit holder may or may not use the swale area
  12. Limitation on the ownership of boats moored under a dock permit and requirement to register the boat with the City.

Read the complete text of the ordinance here:  pdfSection_8-144_MAB_Dock_Ordinance_review_draft_04292019.pdf

EMS TruckFort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has visited several potential sites for an additional station in the downtown area. The focus of the search has been the Federal Highway corridor east of the railroad tracks between Davie Boulevard and Sunrise Boulevard. A station requires approximately 16,000 square feet of property, inclusive of two Bays, 7 Bunks, and associated living/working space. Better accessibility to areas both North and South of the tunnel are the goal in improving response times in the area.  Read the full report here:  pdfEast EMS Station

4/29/19 RVCA General Meeting 7:30PM @ RV Church
880 South Federal Highway
Please park in the lot on the North side of 9th & not in front of residences.
Guests Include: Sarah Spurlock, Fort Lauderdale's Nighttime Economy Manager  
& Imagine Broward & FLPD Captain Scelfo
Back on the agenda are the Bylaw Amendments "tabled" in January.  
The links below will show you the proposed amendments which the RVCA Board unanimously supported presenting to the General Membership.  
These will be voted on separately after a brief summary by Mr. Tatelbaum.
**4/30/2019 6-8PM Downtown Master Plan Open House 
has been cancelled by the City and will be rescheduled.**
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