Resolutions of Council


 

 

June 13, 2012

Mr. Patrick McTigue, Chairman
Planning and Zoning Board
City of Fort Lauderdale
100 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale 33301 

Dear Mr. McTigue: 

At June 12 General Membership Meeting of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, the members voted to send this correspondence to you regarding the proposed changes to the City-Wide Parking Regulations. 

Regarding the draft proposal that the City presented at a May 22 Public Meeting, we don’t believe that the one-size fits all approach taken by the City is appropriate. Parking regulations should be more nuanced and specific to their location. While some neighborhoods would benefit from reduced parking requirements for some uses, others may be overwhelmed by inadequate requirements. 

I will be at the June 20 Planning and Zoning Board meeting and will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Marilyn Mammano, AICP, President
Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations

 

Cc: Mr. Greg Brewton, Director
       Department of Sustainable Development

      Ms Diana Alarcon, Director

      Department of Transportation and Mobility

 

 


Resolution to Commission on Utility Cabinets

In accordance with a unanimous vote of the General Membership, the following resolution was transmitted to the Mayor, Commission and staff.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the State of Florida has passed HOUSE BILL 529, “The Consumer Broadband Choice Act of 2007”, that authorizes the State of Florida to grant state-issued franchises to AT&T and any number of other telecommunication companies for the intended purpose of allowing these companies to provide Florida residents with competitively priced DSL and cable TV services; and

WHEREAS, the unregulated unsightly appearance and location of the telecommunication equipment used to provide these services has and will have a profound negative impact on the safety along our public rights-of-way, the appearance of neighborhoods, and property values throughout Fort Lauderdale.

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations:

That the Council formally objects to the unsightly appearance and location of the telecommunication equipment that has already been constructed on both public and private property in the City of Fort Lauderdale; and

That the Council fully supports the City of Fort Lauderdale’s anticipated creation of an Ordinance to regulate the appearance and location, on both public and private property, of all telecommunication equipment, both existing and planned, authorized by House Bill 529, in order to minimize the negative impact this equipment will have on the safety along our public rights-of way, the appearance of our neighborhoods and property values; and

That the Council formally requests that the aforementioned Ordinance include a requirement that all telecommunication equipment authorized by House Bill 529, be placed on poles or underground whenever possible; and

That the Council formally requests that the aforementioned Ordinance include a requirement that all telecommunication companies in the process of planning the construction of this equipment be required to consult with appropriate neighborhood representatives and property owners prior to receiving a permit for construction of the planned equipment, in order to ensure a minimal impact on the proposed location.

Adopted this, the 11 day of  September, 2007.

Eugenia D. Ellis , President On behalf of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations


Resolution Las Olas Marina

Resolution Las Olas Marina – July 12, 2005

At the July 12, 2005 Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations meeting, Mr. John Terrell, Marine Advisory Board Chair, presented the findings of that Board on the proposed change of use to allow commercial rental of dockage for the Las Olas Marina which would reduce the recreational use of the facility.

P. O. Box 1492 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33302 July 12, 2005
City of Fort Lauderdale 100 North Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Attention:        Mayor Jim Naugle                         Vice Mayor Christine Teel                         Commissioner Dean Trantalis                         Commissioner Carlton Moore                         Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson                         City Manager George Gretsas                         City Attorney Harry Stewart                         City Clerk Jonda Joseph
Reference:     Las Olas Marina – Change of Use
Ladies and Gentlemen:
At the July 12, 2005 Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations meeting, Mr. John Terrell, Marine Advisory Board Chair, presented the findings of that Board on the proposed change of use to allow commercial rental of dockage for the Las Olas Marina which would reduce the recreational use of the facility.
Following a lengthy spirited discussion of the assembled membership, a motion to submit the following Resolution was made by David Marshall, Riverside Park, and seconded by Bunney Brenneman, Coral Ridge Isles.  This motion was accepted by a unanimous vote.
By Resolution of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, It is hereby requested that the City of Fort Lauderdale make no change to the lease with the state of Florida regarding Las Olas Marina without significant public input through a hearing process.
The participating membership expressed considerable concern about making any changes to the existing lease that could allow for a commercial use at the marina on a temporary or permanent basis.  Loss of those facilities to the recreational community would conflict with the consensus attained in establishing that facility initially.
Before any change is made to the existing lease or the facility use is given over to the Water Bus or any other commercial entity, we respectfully request a public hearing on the proposed change that could result in the loss of public recreational use.
Sincerely,

Eugenia Duncan Ellis President Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations