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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!

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

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.




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UPDATE: Article in Sun-Sentinel 11/26 

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.





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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