Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer continues to spend taxpayer money. His current trend is to buy homes around the city and demolish them for future new development and the latest target is a row of historic houses on downtown property to expand Lake Eola Park.
The issue of Earned Sick Days just got real in Orange County – and set a little local history at the same time, maybe. It’s already been quite the campaign and process to secure the 43,605 necessary petitions from registered County voters, but leaders of the coalition are signaling they are headed to the ballot.
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.