Yearly Archives: 2020

Federal Courthouse Site Selection Public Feedback Window Open Until 3/18/2020

On 2/18/2020 the GSA held a Public Information Meeting on 3 proposed Federal Courthouse sites in the City of Fort Lauderdale.  Materials from the GSA are posted herein for your convenience.  The public feedback window is open until 3/18/2020.

Public feedback can be emailed to: Ashish Desai, Environmental Manager, GSA [email protected].

A bit of background, in 2019 Congress appropriated funding for the construction of a new 255,000-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Meeting the 10-year spaces needs of the judiciary, the new courthouse will include 12 courtrooms and 17 judges’ chambers. Once built , the facility will provide workspace for several tenant agencies, including the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Probation Office.

MEETING MATERIALS HERE: Final Scoping Meeting Agenda (3) Ft Lauderadale Scoping Meeting slides Feb 14 2020 Final Handout_Combined (6)


CFLCA to Partner with Jim Hammond, The Puppet Network, in St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020!

CFLCA is excited to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

taking place in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on 3/14/2020.  This

year CFLCA will partner with Jim Hammond of the Puppet Network

on the day of the parade.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 15 “puppeteers” needed for SNAKE! Member Associations welcome to walk with us! Sign up via “Contact Us.”


2/11/2020 Special Election of 2nd VP & Treasurer

CFLCA Special Election 2/11/2020

Please note the President will accept nominations from the floor.


PROPOSED CANDIDATE: Melinda Bowker (DFLCA alternate rep.)

TERM: Balance of existing term April 2019 ending March 2021


The Treasurer shall maintain financial records, collect dues and assessments, and pay all monies owed by The Council.  The treasurer is responsible for establishing, maintaining, monitoring, and reporting to the Council on the electronic payment processing system. The treasurer shall transmit application/renewal forms which accompany dues to the Membership Committee chair.

Candidate shall attend and provide report at 1 board meeting per month and 1 general membership meeting per month.  Candidate must be proficient in online banking and use of PayPal.  Candidate must be a representative/alternate from a member association in good standing.

OFFICER POSITION:  Second Vice President

PROPOSED CANDIDATE: Luis R. Castillo Olivera (SMRCA rep.)

TERM: Balance of existing term April 2019 ending March 2021


 The Second Vice President shall act as President in all duties if the President and the First Vice President are absent or are unable to act. Responsibilities include coordination of refreshments at general meetings and events.

Candidate must be well organized and physically able to participate in setup and breakdown of general meetings and food service.  Candidate must be a representative/alternate from a member association in good standing.

Feb. & March 2020 “Notable Events”

The following events were announced at the February 2020 General Meeting as Notable Events.

  • Sistrunk Historical Festival, Inc.’s Parade & Street Fest. 2/22/2020 9-10:30am Begins @ Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood Support Night – 2/13/20 @ City Hall.  If you would like to volunteer with CFLCA email us using the “contact us” link & sign up for a 30 minute slot from 5pm to 8:30pm.
  • St. Patricks Day Parade – CFLCA participation – 3/14/20 Huizenga Plaza.  Email via the “contact us” link if you/your neighborhood would like to march with the CFLCA.

CFLCA General Membership Unanimously Opposes SB1228/HB1001- Jan. 2020

Date: February 10th, 2020
From: Colleen Lockwood, President CFLCA
VIA Email To: Honorable Florida Senate and House Members
CC: Honorable Fort Lauderdale Mayor & City Commissioners, Fort Lauderdale City
Manager Lagerbloom, [email protected]
Re: SB 1128 and companion HB 1011

The Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, Inc. (“CFLCA”) is a coalition primarily of Civic and
Homeowner Associations recognized by the City of Fort Lauderdale. The CFLCA maintains a “focus on
the issues relating to preservation of the present and future welfare of the City of Fort Lauderdale and its
neighborhoods and citizens, be proactive and reactive to those issues, communicate any recommendations
to the proper authorities, strive to ever improve communication and create a stronger partnership between
City Government and the neighborhoods.”

On January 14th, 2020 the CFLCA held a General Meeting at the Fort Lauderdale City Hall. Quorum
requirements were met.

SB 1128 (Diaz) and HB 1011: “Vacation Rentals; Preempting the regulation of vacation rentals to the
state; prohibiting a local law, ordinance, or regulation from allowing or requiring inspections or licensing
of vacation rentals, etc.” was discussed in the company of Fort Lauderdale City Manager Chris
Lagerbloom. Upon close of the discussion and after a vote it was established that:

The CFLCA unanimously opposes SB 1128 and companion HB 1011.

The following thirty (30) neighborhood associations had a representative in attendance when the vote was
taken and opposed SB1128/HB1011: Bal Harbour H.O.A., Bermuda Riviera Association, Central Beach
Alliance, Colee Hammock H.O.A., Coral Ridge Association, Downtown Fort Lauderdale Civic
Association, Edgewood Civic Association, Harbordale Civic Association, Harbour Inlet Association,
Home Beautiful Park Civic Association, Imperial Point Civic Association, Inc., Lauderdale Beach H.O.A.,
Lauderdale Harbors Improvement Association, Lauderdale Isle Civic Association, Lauderdale Manors
H.O.A., Melrose Manors H.O.A., Middle River Terrace Neighborhood Association, Nurmi Isles H.O.A.,
Inc., Progresso Village, Rio Vista Civic Association, Inc., Riverland Preservation Society, River Oaks
Civic Association, Riverside Park Residents Association, Rock Island Community, Sailboat Bend Civic
Association, Shady Banks Civic Association, Sunrise Intracoastal H.O.A., South Middle River Civic
Association, Tarpon River Civic Association, Victoria Park Civic Association.

We commend all those who have voted in opposition to this legislation and applaud continued efforts to
amend existing language to maintain current local ordinances, protecting the ability of local municipalities
to regulate vacation rentals. Regulation by local government rather than via statewide law best serves the
needs of our neighborhoods and its citizens. The grandfathered in regulations passed by cities and counties
before 2011 do not reflect today’s short-term vacation rental issues, and warrant further review.

Colleen Lockwood
President, Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations


SB1128 Opposition Statement 2.10.2020 CFLCA