Council Corner


Effective May 2022 CFLCA’s monthly General Meetings will be held in person at City Hall.  General Meetings will no longer be held on Zoom.

We look forward to seeing you in person at our next General Meeting which is MAY 10,2022! Questions? Use the “Contact Us” button!


Broward Commuter Rail April 2022 Update

4/20/22

Dear Stakeholder,

Thank you for your interest and involvement regarding the Broward Commuter Rail (BCR) Study that Broward County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have been conducting. The Study is evaluating options related to providing commuter rail passenger service along the Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad corridor, an important mobility choice for the region.  The Study is progressing, and we want to provide you with the following update:

  • The project team held an Alternatives Public Workshop (APW) offering both virtual and an in-person option on January 27 and January 31, 2022, respectively, to over 200 participants.

  • The project team continues active outreach and educational efforts–meeting with civic, homeowner, and business associations.

  • Community and business leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders have requested workshops to discuss the Study and overall feasibility of the project.  This has included a summit conducted by the Broward Workshop and the Tower Forum in which the City of Fort Lauderdale, FDOT, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and Broward County all participated.

  • These meetings and forums have generated valuable discussion on the project generally and, more specifically, alternatives to cross the New River.

  • The team is developing a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to help summarize most of the questions and feedback we have received through various meetings, emails, letters, and phone calls. The team anticipates distributing this FAQ document, as well as posting the document on the website, within the next two weeks.

  • The presentation slides that have been used for each meeting have been posted to the project website, which can be accessed at www.browardcommuterrailstudy.com.

We anticipate the Broward County Commission discussing the project in the May/June timeframe. While not at this meeting, the Broward County Commission will ultimately be responsible for approving a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) identifying general station locations and the single recommended alternative to cross the New River. The mode of transit and corridor have already been determined through previous studies. An LPA is necessary to enter the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Project Development process and compete for federal funds; however, it does not ensure the project will be funded or ultimately realized.

Through its role providing on-going Study coordination, the project team remains available to attend additional stakeholder meetings to present and/or provide question and answer sessions.

We thank you for your continued interest in this important and complex Study. We encourage you to review all of the materials that were presented at the APW and at the recent civic association meetings at our website, www.browardcommuterrailstudy.com.

Contact Information:

Phil Schwab, P.E.

FDOT Project Manager

3400 W. Commercial Blvd

Fort Lauderdale, FL  33309

[email protected]

954-777-4524


Notice of Special Election 4/12/2022 6:30pm

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Please take notice that a Special Election will be held on APRIL 12, 2022 at the CFLCA General Meeting occurring at 6:30pm via Zoom.  Interested candidates should contact CFLCA President, Mary Peloquin, using the “contact us” link at www.cflca.org.

OFFICER POSITION:  Chair of Committees

TERM: Balance of existing term ending March 2023

DESCRIPTION: 

             The Chair of Committees will be elected by the general membership to coordinate and implement all committees established by the Board and General Membership. The Chair of Committees will be a voting member of the Board of Directors.

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS USING THE “CONTACT US” FEATURE!


On March 24th the City of Fort Lauderdale issued a  Report of Redistricting.  The report and alternative maps are posted for your review   here.  After the meeting on the initial round of reports an amended report has been published.  The amended report and the related additional map images will be discussed at a Special Meeting of the Commission on 4/12/22 at City Hall.

Materials HERE

You can review a spreadsheet of the most recent population counts for all Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods here: Neighborhood Association Estimated 2020 Population.

You can view the current Commission District map here: NeighborhoodMap Current March 2022

On 3/28/22 your CFLCA Board of Directors asked for NEW maps that do NOT split a neighborhood or association.