One million square feet of wetlands and natural habitat are about to be destroyed in West Orlando, as City Commissioners remain silent due to pressure from Mayor Buddy Dyer. All of this destruction follows the City Council’s recent decision to spend $6 million to save Constitution Green park and preserve one… [read more]
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After five weeks, the City of Orlando has yet to respond to Orange County Supervisor of Elections Bill Cowles’ concerns about the city’s municipal election plan for 2016. “We have not yet responded to Cowles’ letter as we are researching whether the State’s change of date may impose any legal… [read more]
The request to follow state law may seem simple, but the political wrangling is just beginning. Last year, the Florida legislature approved legislation, signed by the Governor into law, providing honorary designations of various roadways and transportation facilities while directing the Department of Transportation to install suitable markers. State Senator Darren Soto… [read more]
Election Day 2014 was nothing short of a complete local disaster for the Orange County Democratic Party, with major losses and a lack of leadership that signals significant change is not only needed, it will be required. It is clear the “clique politics” in Orlando, implemented by Scott Randolph and… [read more]
Earlier this week, the Orlando City Council decided to defer action related to historic Tinker Field until a later date. Many local residents spoke out at the Monday morning City Council workshop and agenda review meeting. These residents voiced their concerns to Commissioners and rallied to save Tinker Field. However, Mayor Dyer’s… [read more]
For the first time, the Orlando Historic Preservation Board discussed Mayor Buddy Dyer’s plan to demolish historic Tinker Field yesterday in City Hall’s chambers. The Historic Preservation Board did want to step in and take action to help save Tinker Field, but Dyer had a city attorney on hand, ready to… [read more]
(This column was cross-published at Informe Local – En Español) Residents, activists and community leaders are unified around a lawsuit filed against Orange County over the way County voting districts were created. The redistricting fight is moving into a crucial stage as the lawsuit is set to go to court in… [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.
A diverse group is standing together to fight corporate welfare in Orange County and to stop Orlando’s attempt to spend tens of millions of dollars on a new soccer stadium, which will only further gentrify historic Parramore.