Daily Archives: April 11, 2019

Vacation Rental Preemption Bills Die in Tallahassee

At the April 9 General Membership Meeting, City Manager Christopher Lagerbloom gave us an update on the status of HB 987 “Vacation Rentals” and SB 824 ” Private Property Rights of Homeowners” which are currently being voted on in various committees on their way to becoming law. Both these bills seek to preempt the regulation of vacation rentals to the State and would invalidate Fort Lauderdale’s current vacation rental regulations. Apparently the “property right” to turn a house into a hotel is more important than the “property right” of residents to the peaceful enjoyment of their home and the safety of their families.

CFLCA voted unanimously to oppose both bills.  


Thank You Betty Shelley

Mayor Dean Trantalis congratulates Betty on her many years of service

After more than 20 years of service to the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, Betty Shelley is stepping down to make way for the next generation of leaders. Betty has been an inspiration to all of us and she promises to continue to participate and guide us. Betty in her own words…….

Dear Council Board and Neighborhood Leaders,

I want to thank you for the fantastic honor shone to me at the meeting on Tuesday. I was truly honored and surprised. I had decided it was time for me to step aside and get some younger volunteers to represent the Neighborhoods. I will continue to attend the meetings and assist wherever I can. I believe in this Organization and feel it is very important in our City. You are all the voice of Fort Lauderdale.

Thanks for all your kind thoughts and see you next time. Cheers,