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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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Today, the city of Fort Lauderdale acted in concert with the city of Miami Beach to take additional measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. We join together because of the need to address the large Spring Break crowds gathered in both communities.
Last night, Gov. DeSantis and state health officials announced that positive cases of COVID-19 continue to rise. The state of Florida now has more than100 cases, a third of which are in Broward County.
The number of local cases has tripled since Friday and now includes adults of all age ranges and people with no travel history. Health officials indicate these are signals that our community is now experiencing social spread of the virus.
If we are to continue to be serious about flattening the curve of the spread of the coronavirus, we have to take bold, yet responsible measures to limit large gatherings.
As I said on Friday, this is not a time to panic, nor is it a time to sit idly by. This is a time for clear and decisive action.
Beginning today and continuing through April 12, the city of Fort Lauderdale will close the dry sand portion of our public beach from Harbor Drive north to Oakland Park Boulevard. 
Closing our beaches decreases the amount of public safety resources needed to interact with the high-density Spring Break population. That reduces exposure for our police and first responders so they can continue to carry out their important life-saving duties should the situation become more widespread. It also increases social distancing, a key deterrent to the spread of the virus.
We are also requiring all bars and restaurants close at 10 p.m. In addition, all public gatherings of any type of more than 250 people will be prohibited with the exception of retail establishments, grocery stores, Broward County government, the Broward County School District, the North Broward Hospital District, and agencies of the state and federal government.
Bars and restaurants must operate at no more than 50 percent of their allowed capacity, again no more than 250 people total.
These measures are being put in place for the protection of our community, residents, visitors and employees in a continued effort to stay ahead of this pandemic and help stem the tide of its spread. 

February 21, 2020 – The City of Fort Lauderdale is working with David Mancini & Sons to replace approximately 2,500 feet of sewer main in Rio Vista. Beginning Wednesday, February 26, the following road closures will be in effect:

  • There will be no access across SE 9 Avenue at the intersections of North Rio Vista Boulevard, SE 5 Court, SE 6 Street, and SE 6 Court. Motorists will be detoured via SE 7 Street, SE 8 Street, and SE 11 Avenue.
  • Roads in the immediate vicinity of Virginia Young Park are closed including a portion of SE 10 Street east of SE 9 Avenue, as well as a portion of South Rio Vista Boulevard east of SE 9 Avenue.
  • SE 9 Avenue is closed from south of the intersection at SE 8 Street to Ponce de Leon Drive and between SE 11 Court and SE 12 Street.
  • There is no access across SE 9 Avenue at the intersections of SE 9 Street, SE 10 Street, South Rio Vista Boulevard, and the north side of Ponce de Leon Drive.
  • The intersection of SE 12 Street and SE 10 Avenue is closed. Traffic will be detoured via SE 12 Court.

For more info, see https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/Home/Components/News/News/3945/16?backlist=/home



The following memo was sent by the RVCA's counsel to Commissioner Sorensen.


Dear Mr. Commissioner:

As you may recall, I am a member of the Fire-Rescue Facilities Bond Issue Blue Ribbon Committee. The Committee met this evening at City Hall, and received certain information concerning the status of the construction of fire station number eight which is extremely distressing. Since I will be reporting on this information at the Rio Vista Civic Association annual meeting on Monday night which you will also be attending, I wanted to provide this to you in advance so that you will have a "heads up".  The comments contained in this communication are mine, and they are not the opinion of the Committee, although I suspect that most of the Committee members share my view.

I am attaching a copy of the Memorandum which was provided to the Committee members dated January 16, 2020 by the City staff. As with historical protocol, an individual from the City's public works staff reads the report out loud. Following his reading of the report, the members of the Committee are allowed to raise questions.

During the interrogation of the City staff personnel attending the meeting we learned a number of distressing things which include the following:

1.  Sometime in December, all of the subcontractors walked off the job and ceased all work as a result of not being paid. After a somewhat extensive questioning, we learned that the City was late in paying the general contractor because the City claimed that the general contractor had not obtained all of the required paperwork which constitute lien waivers from the general contractor who is supposed to obtain them from the subcontractors.  Of course, the cessation of work by the general contractor and the subcontractors further delayed the project. To me, this does not make sense. The general contractor for this construction project is the same general contractor that constructed fire station number 54. The general contractor is well aware of the requirements for obtaining release of liens from subcontractors, so I find it difficult to believe that all of a sudden the general contractor was unable to comply with City requirements.

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