The City of Orlando is shuffling at least five of their current red light cameras for not making enough money. However, all along the public has been told red light cameras are for “our safety” and placed in dangerous intersections to keep citizens safe. Now, city leaders are openly admitting profit and money is the driving force behind red light cameras.
Universal Orlando Resort, now owned by Comcast, is investing heavily all thanks to a boy wizard named Harry Potter. The huge increase in cash flow from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is practically forcing Comcast to spend even more money expanding the theme parks, also possibly saving them a lot of money in taxes in return.
As Election season kicks into high gear, there’s one ballot initiative heating up Orange County politics this summer. Citizens for a Greater Orange County, a progressive coalition, has launched an ambitious effort to protect workers’ rights locally through a citizen initiative guaranteeing earned sick days for workers.
Remember the Citrus Bowl deal? Where Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Mayor Buddy Dyer signed a football and cheered a new era of cooperation (yeah right). The rain storms couldn’t prevent this bad deal from going through, although it did force the mayors off the field and prevented the “touchdown” they were hoping for.
There was no breaking news coming out of the first public one-on-one between Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer since Jacobs took over the county. However both sides made progress in making their cases and seeking a joint solution and ultimately starting some sort of construction on the Citrus Bowl by 2014.