The scandal involving Orlando’s Black Business Investment Fund seems to be getting worse with every new piece of information that is exposed. It is clear local taxpayers are being fleeced by BBIF for personal and political gain, but now analysis of the organization’s recent financial filing raises additional concerns and questions. There’s been a… [read more]
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The redistricting lawsuit against the Orange County Commission represented by Latino Justice has been dismissed by U.S. District Court Judge Anne Conway. After only six days of testimony, Judge Conway ruled the plaintiffs failed to meet the burden of proof in their challenge. The ruling is seemingly a big relief… [read more]
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs did it again – stealing the show, flipping the issues and winning the day at the County Commission meeting this week. It’s no surprise that Mayor Jacobs quickly sent out a “Special Edition” Orange County Connect email where she began her victory lap. At the… [read more]
WFTV 9 Investigates continued digging into Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph‘s use of public funds to hire a high paid lobbyist yesterday. They finally got Randolph on camera, along with comments from Commissioner Fred Brummer and Mayor Teresa Jacobs. And now even more questions are being raised.
Today, at 2pm, the Orange County Board of Commissioners will hold the public hearing and vote on the venues package, which includes the soccer stadium proposal. Here are my written remarks for today’s meeting to Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orange County Commissioners: Thank you Mayor Jacobs and County Commissioners for… [read more]
There’s really no other way to put it. No matter what Buddy Dyer, the city of Orlando or the soccer team says, the latest stadium gambit makes no economic sense. In fact, every academic economic report confirms there is NO local economic impact from publicly financed stadiums or professional sports.… [read more]
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.
Before all the drama of ignoring court rulings, attempted filibusters and voter suppression, Orange County Commissioners made it clear they were concerned about Chamber interests in key memos. Last month, as signatures were verified and the Supervisor of Elections notified the County, memos swirled as strategy was put in place… [read more]