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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 Ft Lauderdale City Attorney has issued a memo that declares that the HHF Housing project currently under review is in fact a Social Services Residential Facility (SSRF) which is non-permitted use for the location.  Read the full memo by following the link below.  Stay tuned for further updates on the HHF application and public meeting dates.




UPDATE, see Sun-Sentinel Story 9/26/19  

Low-income tower not allowed in downtown Fort Lauderdale, city says

The City is hosting a public open house at 6 pm, Tuesday, September 10th at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers on the Advance Fort Lauderdale Comprehensive Plan Update. A poster session will follow a short presentation by city staff.

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding document for the city’s existing and future development, covering a wide range of topics, from encouraging sustainable development, livability, providing affordable housing, addressing climate change and sea level rise adaptation, transportation options, park and open space, to encouraging new opportunities for businesses to thrive.

Throughout the project, the City has encouraged stakeholders to provide input and provide feedback. In addition to attending the public open house, neighbors can review the draft plan elements (or chapters) and join the public discussion.

Please visit the project website at: www.advancefortlauderdale.com.

Feel free to share this email with friends, family and neighbors. Comments or question in advance of the meeting may be sent to Lorraine Tappen, Principal Urban Planner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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There has been some concern that Rio Vista is experiencing a Crime Wave.  The following data from the FLPD crime reports would refute that assertion.  You can see these and other reports at https://www.flpd.org/community/crime-statistics.


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