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  • Orlando will patch budget hole with tax hike

    Orlando will patch budget hole with tax hike
    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...
  • Dyer says downtown hotel boomlet good for business travel

    Dyer says downtown hotel boomlet good for business travel
    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...
  • Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today

    Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today
    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. The...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    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...
  • What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide

    What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide
    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...
  • Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people

    Orlando bans discrimination against transgender people
    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...
  • SWAT team exercises for the real thing

    SWAT team exercises for the real thing
    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...
  • Orlando drops eminent domain action against church, moves soccer stadium farther west

    Orlando drops eminent domain action against church, moves soccer stadium farther west
    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...
  • MLS hopes to rekindle Portland expansion magic in Orlando

    MLS hopes to rekindle Portland expansion magic in Orlando
    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...
  • Not much spare change in downtown meters for homeless

    Not much spare change in downtown meters for homeless
    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? About $27. The city...
  • College Park residents to City Council: Slow down, and listen

    College Park residents to City Council: Slow down, and listen
    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...