| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:17 PM
If you own property in Orlando, expect your 2015 tax bill to be higher.
The Orlando City Council voted unanimously Monday to increase the property tax rate by $1, to $6.65 per $1,000 of taxable value. The owner of a home with a taxable value of $200,000...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
I had the chance to ask Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer about the three new hotels being built or planned in the downtown Orlando area.
This boomlet is significant for downtown, especially if you include a fourth project, the new Aloft Downtown Orlando that...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 AM
Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning.
It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes.
“The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The saga of Tinker Field is going into extra innings.
More than seven months after the announcement of a plan to demolish Orlando's aged ballpark, city commissioners spent hours Monday debating whether to declare it an official historic landmark and, if...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:54 PM
In Orlando, it's now against the law to discriminate against transgender people because they identify as members of the opposite sex.
The City Council granted final approval Monday to a measure that extends Orlando's existing anti-discrimination...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:24 AM
It’s every community’s worse nightmare: an explosion of violence at a local school, and lives tragically lost.
The sometimes tense situation at Edgewater High School on July 31 was not an actual explosion of violence, but a large-scale...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The city of Orlando on Monday dropped its eminent-domain fight against a family-owned Parramore church, the lone holdout in the way of the city's plans to build a new Major League Soccer stadium downtown.
Instead, Orlando will move the new $110 million...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — A quick tour of Portland's downtown neighborhoods reveals a city resembling the ongoing development in Orlando.
The restaurants and bars that line Northwest 23rd Avenue in downtown Portland pulsated with activity a few hours...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:01 PM
It's been three years since City Hall installed 15 "homeless meters" around downtown Orlando, providing people the option of giving their change to a meter rather than a panhandler.
So how much profit have they brought in?
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Sometimes, Mary A. Travis said, it’s important just to know that your views and concerns are being listened to, and taken seriously.
And she’s not alone in feeling that way.
Travis, who has lived in College Park since 1984, said she and a...