Council Corner


Ft. Lauderdale Student Opportunity to Connect w/ Local Government.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 4 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Fort Lauderdale City Hall | 100 Andrews Avenue
Engaging Youth Leaders

Neighbor Leadership Academy Class 6 and the City of Fort Lauderdale will host GovChat on January 29 to create a space for teens to connect with local government and represent their own interests.

If you know a Fort Lauderdale resident aged 15 to 18 years old, who attends a local high school please let them know about “GovChat”! Click here to see the flyer: NLA GovChat FTL Student Opportunity

Sign up for GovChat today and get ready to:
• Engage with local government and learn how policy is made.
• Participate in discussions with the City’s elected officials and leaders.
• Share your voice about issues that are important to you.
• Receive a Certificate of Completion and community service hours.
• Be officially recognized by the Fort Lauderdale City Commission.

Registration is required at www.fortlauderdale.gov/govchat by Friday, January 10, 2020.
Food and giveaways will be provided.


First General Meeting of 2020 1/14/2020

The first General Meeting of 2020 is on 1/14/2020.  Join us for a snack at the 6pm social.  Meeting start time is 6:30PM.

City Manager Chris Lagerbloom will be in attendance.  Submit your questions for CM Lagerbloom in advance using the “CONTACT US” button at www.cflca.org.

We are also scheduled to hear from: Junia Robinson on Census 2020, Klye Stevens on Stormwater Rate Study, & Karlanne Grant on Central Beach Code Changes.


2 Officer Vacancies on Board of Directors- Special Election Set 2/11/20

Special Election Notice Treasurer and 2nd VP

Date:               11/25/2019

Contact:         Marilyn Mammano, Nominating Committee Chair [email protected]

 NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Please take notice that a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the CFLCA General Meeting occurring at 6:30pm in the 8th Floor conference room of the Fort Lauderdale City Hall.

OFFICER POSITION:  Treasurer

TERM: Balance of existing term April 2019 ending March 2021

DESCRIPTION: 

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 from a member association in good standing.

 

OFFICER POSITION:  Second Vice President

TERM: Balance of existing term April 2019 ending March 2021

DESCRIPTION: 

 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 from a member association in good standing.


General Meeting Agenda 11.12.2019 & Parks Bond Q’s Submitted

CFLCA GM Agenda 11_12_2019 FINAL

QUESTIONS FROM CFLCA MEMBERS ON PARKS BOND TOPIC FOR NOV 2019 GM

To prepare for the Nov. 2019 General Meeting CFLCA members submitted questions relating to the status of the “parks bond.”  The questions were provided to Chris Lagerbloom, Phil Thornburg, and Zoie Saunders on 11/6/2019 with the aim of making sure the questions are responded to during their presentation(s).  To questions can be viewed via the link above.

Questions that are specific to your neighborhood can be sent to: Phil Thornburg [email protected]


Do you need more Sun Trolley or Public Transportation Stops in your neighborhood?

DO YOU NEED MORE SUN TROLLEY STOPS OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

On 9/10/2019 at the CFLCA General Meeting neighbor feedback was collected. Residents in attendance from Rock Island and River Gardens/Sweeting Estates indicated an interest in additional trolley stops/public transportation.

If your neighborhood would like to request additional trolley stops/public transportation please contact Robyn Chiarelli so she can arrange a meeting with your Association to fully understand your needs and to discuss if/how Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association may be able to fulfill them.

Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association compiles route / stop requests and brings them forward to the City and TMA Board for consideration in the case that multiple people or groups come forward with the same request.

CONTACT THE FOLLOWING FOR A MEETING:
ROBYN CHIARELLI, Executive Director
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Transportation Management Association
290 NE Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
office: 954-TROLLEY
[email protected]

 


9.23.2019 CFLCA Board Communication RE: Proposed ILA

CFLCA Position Stmt Suggested Continuing Resp. of TAM 9.23.2019

Date:                           September 24, 2019

Sent on Behalf of:     Colleen Lockwood, CFLCA President

To:                              Fort Lauderdale Mayor, City Commission, City Manager

CC:                             Greg Stuart, Ben Rogers, CFLCA Board of Directors

 Honorable Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager, Mr. Stuart and Mr. Rogers:

On September 23, 2019 the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, Inc. (“CFLCA”) held a Board Meeting at the Fort Lauderdale City Hall. Quorum requirements were met and the following Board Members were in attendance: Colleen Lockwood, Stan Eichelbaum, Deborah Rosenbaum, Christina Currie, Mary Peloquin, Marilyn Mammano, Jim Concannon, Michael Albetta, and Kelly Manning.

The matter of the proposed ILA between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward MPO was again discussed at length as it is a matter of great concern to our members.

Upon close of discussion the CFLCA Board of Directors unanimously voted to make the following request to City Officials.

Now that the proposed ILA between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward MPO is on hold pending additional discussion & negotiations the CFLCA Board of Directors respectfully requests that the attached “Suggested Continuing Responsibilities of the Transportation & Mobility Department” be incorporated into the ILA discussion/negotiation.

This request is in addition to the request we made for the following which have yet to be fulfilled:  “that City expeditiously hire a full time dedicated Transportation and Mobility Director for the Transportation and Mobility Department and provide the organizational chart/visual chart referenced in by City Manager Lagerbloom at the August 22nd special meeting to CFLCA President as soon as possible.”

Requested materials and responses to this correspondence should be email directed to Colleen Lockwood, CFLCA President, at [email protected].

Respectfully Submitted,

Christina Currie, CFLCA Secretary

For Colleen Lockwood, CFLCA President

 

Suggested Continuing Responsibilities

of the Transportation & Mobility Department

 

  • Work with neighborhood associations to draft, design and implement neighborhood mobility plans [e.g. Tarpon River]. (Planner, Engineer).

 

  • Respond to concerns about traffic and transportation problems in neighborhoods such as safety concerns, cut through traffic, crosswalks/signal requests, and inadequate signage. Example actions include speed humps, roundabouts, multi-way stops, ‘watch your speed’ signs, (Engineer, Planner).

 

  • Plan and implement new sidewalk requests (Engineer for design and construction, Planner for public consultation and help develop plans).

 

  • Research, write and solicit grants from the MPO and other agencies and organizations. Designs and administers grant funded projects. (Planner with support from engineering.)

 

  • Examine and develop timing plans for signals and coordinates with BCTE to implement. (Engineer).

 

  • Provide City expertise and local knowledge for Corridor (Las Olas Corridor, SE 17th Street Corridor, Convention Center, NE 15th Avenue Median, Bayview Drive, North Beach Village, A1A Corridor, and Davie Boulevard) and Development of Regional Impact (DRI)). [Engineer, Planner].

 

  • Provide City expertise and local knowledge on FDOT, BC and similar agency proposals that impact the City. Leverages enhancements to benefit City. [Engineer, Planner].

 

  • Examine transportation and traffic effects of proposed developments/redevelopments and encourages improvements. Review and improve Maintenance of Traffic Plans (MOTs). [Engineer].

 

  • Examine and analyze impacts of emerging transportation technologies (e.g. scooters, autonomous vehicles (AV), ridesharing) and proposes infrastructure changes. [Engineer, Planner].

 

 


Save the Date: October 10th General Meeting Topic “Education in the City of Fort Lauderdale”

On October 10, 2019 the CFLCA General Meeting will focus on education in the City of Fort Lauderdale.  Please join us for a social at 6pm and 6:30pm meeting start time.

President Colleen Lockwood will speak to us about Broward Bridge 2 Life, other speakers will include:

  • Zoie Saunders, City of Fort Lauderdale Chief Education Officer
  • Maj. Gregory Salters, FLPD
  • Heather Brinkworth, Current Broward School Board Chair & Broward School Board Member (District 3)
  • Qwesha Keen, Broward College