Marilyn Mammano


Advance Fort Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale is Updating its Comprehensive Plan that was last adopted in 2008. The proposed plan, called Advance Fort Lauderdale can be viewed at

https://www.advancefortlauderdale.com/

CFLCA is currently evaluating seven of the eleven Elements and preparing observations to share with the membership.

The Future Land Use Maps can be compared here

The 2018 Future Land Use Map can be viewed here

The 2008 Future Land Use Map can be viewed here

They are essentially the same so the 3D visualization of Fort Lauderdale produced by Zonar is the same going forwards

Zonar 3D visualization Downtown

Zonar 3D Visualization Areial 

 


Vacation Rental Preemption Bills Die in Tallahassee

We won this year’s battle but need to be prepared to fight again next year

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.  


Dedication of Woodlawn Cemetery

Neighbors, Commissioners and City/State Staff joined in the unveiling of a Florida Historical Marker at Woodlawn Cemetery. The cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the 1920s during a time when African-Americans were not allowed to be buried in traditional cemeteries. It served as the final resting place of many of Fort Lauderdale’s pioneering African-American residents whose contributions played a significant role in the development of the City.

Commissioners McKenzie and Glassman

HOA Presidents Micky Hinton and Edna Elijah second and fourth from the left

Stone Columns with the names of family members 

 


Vacation Rental Preemption Bills Die in Tallahassee

We won this year’s battle but need to be prepared to fight again next year

 

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,

Betty


Minutes of MARCH 12 2019 General Membership Meeting

CFLCA GM Meeting Minutes 03_12_2019

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

March 12, 2019 6:30 PM

8thfloor Commission Conference Room, City Hall

Call to order 7pm

PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL – Quorum

REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE:  Motion to approve the minutes of February 12, 2019 accepted

TREASURER’S REPORT

POLICE/FIRE REPORT – None given

 

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Bonnie Clearwater, Director & Chief Curator and Anna Sorensen, Associate Director of   Development, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale – follow-up March 7th Freida Kahlo event.

  • Thanks/available to neighborhoods/lectures and various offerings and provided gift bags.

Alain Boileau, City Attorney, Alcohol Ordinance

  • Jackie Scott- Collee Hammock examples Ann’s Florist and then 2 spas next door to each other & should be BOA be doing this when commissioners are the ones who answer to us
    • Marilyn Mammano- summarize where we are and options of: do nothing, oppose, ask for it to be deferred, revisit whole issue in future
    • Christina Currie- restate not to ignore feedback of residents and note distance remarks
    • Alain Boileau, City Attorney-1997 Changes to code BOA begins special exemption authority upon showing not in conflict w/ pub. Interest. 2018 City Attorney realizes have been not following hard ship criteria properly/don’t have authority. Hardship wasn’t being strictly followed.  Stopped the process and temp. permission granted to a few which are expiring soon.  Purpose of change to accommodate past, conform, recognize a more comprehensive look at this ordinance is being requested. Also adding 47-24.12 conformation and ULDR lang. to the 2ndreading.
    • Q/Comments
      • Concern of requests flooding in
      • BOA needs more specific criteria if doing this response is that policy is a commissioner issue
      • Request of public notice requirements and it will be referenced in new change.
    • Motion by Michael Albetta to Defer the 2ndReading of the Alcohol Ordinance 2ndby Jerry Jordan-motion passes unanimous

            Ella Parker, Fort Lauderdale, Urban Design and Planning Manager – Downtown    Comprehensive Plan

    • 2003 adopt, update 2007, codifications of what is in master plan (quantitative guidelines)
      • Tower space 60 ft between towers, floor plate sizes (bulk), max. building length, transition zones, open space looking to %’s, codify streetscape design
      • Ella will email presentation for posting this is only QUANTATIVE changes.
      • This does not cover SW & NW RAC repeated multiple times.
      • Map & legal descriptions will be more clear

 

REPORTS

Presidents Report

    • Membership renewal time reminder
    • Q’s email to council website for City Manager

Membership Report

  • Elections for board 2019/2021
      • President Colleen Lockwood
      • 1stVP Stan Eichelbaum
      • 2ndVP Deborah Rosenbaum
      • Corresponding Sec. Mary Peloquin
      • Recording Sec. Christina Currie
      • Treasurer Brucie Cummins
      • D.1 Jim Concannon
      • D.2 Michael Albetta
      • D.3 Cathy Stubbs
      • D. 4 Kelly Manning
      • Chair of Committees Dennis Ulmer
      • Motion to accept 2ndall in favor all candidates get position no oppose

Committee Report

Member Events

    • St. Patrick’s Day Parade- information on website
    • Floridian Breakfast April 2ndor 3rdbenefitting Ron’s favorite charity Downtown Civ. Assoc. sponsored event.

 

NEW BUSINESS

           

OLD BUSINESS

Subjects and Questions for City Manager at the April Meeting

Alcohol Zoning Ordinance – City Commission meeting

             

FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY

                        Hope you all voted today!

           

ADJOURN Motion to adjourn accepted 8:30pm

*Indicates voting items or may be a voting item

Next Board Meeting March 25, 2019

Next General Membership Meeting April 9, 2019