UPDATE: The Orlando City Council approved three ordinances to move municipal elections to November 2015 instead of April 2016. On Monday, City Commissioners will vote on an ordinance to move Orlando’s municipal election date from next April (2016) to November of this year, just months away. This move follows Mayor… [read more]
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City Clerk Alana Brenner is making news around City Hall after she announced she will be leaving her longtime post in just two weeks. Brenner has notified the Mayor and her last day as City Clerk will be May 1st after a decade of service. The personable Brenner, an attorney… [read more]
Major concerns are being raised by Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles about the City of Orlando’s planned 2016 municipal elections, currently set for first Tuesday in April. The concerns stem from a conflict now that the Florida legislature and Governor Rick Scott moved the statewide Presidential Preference Primary to… [read more]
The Florida State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights released its report on ex-felon voting rights, independently estimating 600,000 to 1.2 million persons, or about 3 to 6 percent of the Florida voting population, are disenfranchised from voting. The disenfranchisement has a disproportionate impact on voting rights for… [read more]
Orlando City Clerk Alana Brenner has found herself in the middle of another controversy that questions the integrity of her office. WFTV Channel 9 Investigates uncovered big news about a possible civil rights violation by City Clerk Brenner. This is just the latest controversial action by the City Clerk, who is… [read more]
Fifty years ago in Orlando, it was the “summer of schools and pools.” Doug Head and West Orlando News have published an important and timely series of articles focusing on the momentous local changes and events in the civil rights struggle, 50 years ago in Orlando.