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City District Seeks Responses to Downtown Orlando Safety Survey

As Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer continues to push the City Council to pass his proposed new ordinance that would ban alcohol sales downtown after midnight, unless the business has a permit, City District Main Street is seeking responses from the public on public safety.

The proposal by Mayor Dyer has angered local bar owners, who argue the ban would put them out of business, as well as city residents, including younger ones Dyer said he was attracting to downtown for years.

City District has a short survey on public safety in downtown Orlando, which they define as include Colonial Dr. to Toll Road 408 and Rosalind Ave. to Hughey Ave., including Amway Center. According to the survey, the intent “is to to gauge the current safety sentiment, needs of workers, residents, businesses, property owners and visitors in downtown Orlando, while soliciting solutions.”

Local crime, guns, violence and drugs all remain persistent problems around Orlando and downtown under Mayor Buddy Dyer. One question asks, “In your opinion, who is responsible for ensuring safety and improvements in Downtown Orlando?

Find the City District Downtown Safety Survey here.

The Orlando City Council’s second read of the After Midnight Alcohol Sales Permit ordinance is scheduled for March 20, 2023.

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