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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!


Meeting Cancelled

FDOT has cancelled the project to consider a pedestrian crossing over the New River!

Vice Mayor Sorensen posted this on FaceBook this morning:  FDOT was exploring the possibility of an expensive pedestrian bridge over the New River. I encouraged the City Commission to oppose it and to communicate our unanimous opposition to this proposal. We did, FDOT heard us and FDOT has withdrawn the project. Thank you FDOT!


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four is hosting a Public Meeting to learn about the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the New River Pedestrian Crossing project. A PD&E study is FDOT's process to evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with a planned transportation improvement project. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate design concepts for a pedestrian /bicyclist crossing across the New River in the area of US 1/South Federal Highway.


Ped Bridge meeting

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The city conducted a public meeting on February 26 (presentation below) to discuss and receive public input on the seawall replacement along Cordova Rd. and the proposed new Dock Use Permit ordinance.  Significant changes were made to the proposed ordinance from the first discussion at the Marine Advisory Board.   The primary one was clarifying that ONLY the upland parcel property owner would be eligible to apply for a permit.  Previously, neighboring parcels would be given that opportunity as well.  The new language only allows for neighboring parcel owners to apply if there is no direct upland parcel (think street ends.).  You can read the full ordinance below with the public discussion link.  The next step will be another hearing with the Marine Advisory Board.  We will post time and date when available.




pdfFeb 26 Presentation


The city has also put up a dedicated page for information related to this project. Follow the link below.

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The city of Ft Lauderdale is holding a special election on March 12 for two bond issues, one for Park Improvements and a second to build a new police station.

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Detailed list of Parks Bond potential projects:

The following communication was sent to the city commission to inform them of the vote taken at our general meeting on the 28th.  Over 100 households were represented!  The biggest turn-out ever, thank you to all.



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