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  • 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...
  • Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns

    Is downtown Orlando safe? Another killing rekindles concerns
    Maria Fernanda Godinez, a 22-year-old from Cocoa, was out for a drink with friends at downtown Orlando's Vixen Bar early Tuesday morning when a stray bullet ended her life. The death of a woman who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time is...
  • Commissioner Stuart defends tax hike

    Commissioner Stuart defends tax hike
    While acknowledging that nobody likes paying higher taxes, City Commisioner Robert Stuart defended the Orlando City Council’s decision to approve a 17.7 percent property tax increase that would bring the city an additional $17 million. “I...
  • Parents unite in Whipping Childhood Cancer campaign

    Parents unite in Whipping Childhood Cancer campaign
    Joshua Chambers may be only 5 years old, but he's savvy enough to understand that if life gives you an opportunity to mix whipped cream and cheerleaders, you should seize the day. So one evening last week, he found himself armed with platefuls of...
  • Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape

    Push for downtown UCF campus quickly takes shape
    The University of Central Florida — which already has a massive and growing campus in east Orange County — is moving quickly on a plan to build a $75 million satellite campus in downtown Orlando. The downtown campus would be a joint endeavor...
  • Jon Ippel: Making Orlando green is economic opportunity

    Jon Ippel: Making Orlando green is economic opportunity
    Jon Ippel, 35, is Orlando's sustainability director and heads up Mayor Buddy Dyer's plan to remake the city as "the most sustainable community in the southeastern United States." The plan is at greenworksorlando.com. Ippel recently helped conduct the...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
  • Orlando votes to raise property tax rate 17.7 percent

    Orlando votes to raise property tax rate 17.7 percent
    Faced with a hefty budget gap, the City Council voted Monday evening to raise the property tax rate on Orlando homes and businesses by 17.7 percent. The tax increase is the first since 2008, and follows several consecutive years of Mayor Buddy Dyer...
  • Vote delayed on College Park project after deluge of speakers

    Vote delayed on College Park project after deluge of speakers
    So many people lined up Monday to share their opinions about a proposed apartment building in College Park that the Orlando City Council ran out of time to decide whether it should be approved. An Atlanta-based developer asked the council to approve...
  • Orlando faces financial, construction hurdles in effort to host college-football title game

    Orlando faces financial, construction hurdles in effort to host college-football title game
    Dust billows and heavy machinery echoes through the construction site on the corner of Church Street and Rio Grande Avenue in Orlando. It's the home of one of the city's top reclamation projects, a $207 million renovation of the 78-year old Florida...