April 2014 Council Corner
For those members who are concerned about the location and operation of Sober Houses in your neighborhood, you should be aware that legislation regarding Sober Houses is moving in Tallahassee. Below is a summary of the legislation which deals with certification of operators. We will have an update at the April 8 General Membership Meeting.
The City is proposing a new policy regarding Citizen Initiated Street Name Changes. Please read it before the next meeting on May 13. If you have questions or comments send us an email at Contact CFLCA
There will be a Public Forum to see the proposed Convention Center Master Plan on
April 22 at 6:00pm at the Convention Center
To RSVP or for more information contact the Consultants at [email protected]
To download the invitation and forward it to your neighbors click on the blue link below
Article in the Sun Sentinel regarding intimidation of public participation
Adopted Ordinance regarding Guidelines for Speaking at Public Meeting
Proposed Ordinance requiring all buildings in Business and Industrial Districts to be located at the street line
Check out the CIty’s priorities and management report for 2014
The CIty of Fort Lauderdale has an Action Plan for 2014. The City Commission develops and adopts its priorities for the year. The City Manager uses the Action Plan to track the progress of implementation across departments. The next City Commission workshop to develop 2015 priorities is
April 17, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm (breakfast at 8:15 am)
Topic: Commission Prioritization/Goals Setting Workshop
Click on the blue link to download the 2014 Action Plan
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
April 8, 2014 7:00 PM
8th floor Conference Room, City Hall
CALL TO ORDER 7:30 PM
PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE
REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE: 1) MEETING MINUTES
2) TREASURER’S REPORT
Diana Alarcon, Director of Transportation and Mobility,
Proposed Street Naming Policy
Convention Center Expansion and Hotel Master Plan
Commission Prioritization/Goals Setting Workshop
Members for 2014 and Reps and Alts
Legislative Committee Report on Vacation Rentals
Notice of vacancy for Recording Secretary, Call for Volunteers
and holding an Election in May to fill the vacancy
Oakland Park Article regarding intimidation of people at public meetings
Planning for Town Hall Meeting on Juvenile Issues
Guidelines for the Conduct of Public Hearings
Public Participation Ordinance
Dropping of Slap Suit against CBA
FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY
Fleet Week April 28 to May 5
*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item
Next Board Meeting April 28, 2014
Next General Membership Meeting May 13 2014
Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations
General Membership Meeting
November 12, 2013
1) Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Marilyn Mammano President 7:30 PM.
2) Roll Call: Ron Centamore First VP called attendance and declared a quorum.
3) Review and Acceptance of the Minutes: Minutes of the September and October meetings were deferred.
4) Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer’s Report is attached
5) Police/Fire Report: Officer Detrict described the changes to the Police Department command structure, which should not impact neighborhood policing
Battalion Chief Lorber distributed information about upcoming CERT classes
6) Guest Introductions: Hardeep Annard, Public Works Director gave an overview of the city’s Storm Water management planning and discussed the City’s Swale Program. Money is available to reclaim and redesign swales to make them an integral part of the system. Neighborhoods that are interested in participating in this program should contact Hal Barnes.
Hal Barnes distributed save the date cards for the Neighbor Support Night (City Hall Open House) on February. The Council will co sponsor this event. Doug Sterner is the contact person for this event.
7) President’s Report:
8) Committee Reports:
Legislative Committee is working on connecting with upstate legislators who are interested in restoring home rule on the issue of regulating Short Term Residential Uses.
The Executive Board met with the City Attorney on the issue of Slap suits and public participation in at public hearing and before Boards. The City Attorney is preparing guidelines to be adopted by the City Commission. Our major concern is giving neighborhood representatives adequate time to present their position at public meetings. We will keep on top of this issue.
9) Old Business:
10) New Business:
11) For the Good of the Community:
Anyone who has suggestions for Citizen of the Year should get in touch with any Board Member.
We will collect food for the Pantry of Broward at the December 10 Meeting/Holiday Party.
Dennis Ulmer distributed a report on the South East Florida Climate Change Compact. Members are encouraged to read the report and discuss it with their neighbors. We will send copies of the report to all members.
12) Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM
Respectfully Submitted, Shannon Hammerling Recording Secretary
The City adopted a Policy governing the reasonable opportunity of members of the public to be heard before official action is taken on a proposition