Tag: Orange County Board of Commissioners

Scott PowersJanuary 4, 2017
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Wednesday is the day that Orange County’s voters figured they had turned their sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, clerk of courts, supervisor of elections and comptroller into non-partisan, term-limited county officials – but it’s not happening. And it is unclear if it will ever happen. Late Tuesday Judge Bob Leblanc of Florida’s 9th Circuit Court […]

Scott PowersSeptember 20, 2016
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The long-running controversial plan for major development in lands once held as off-limits east of the Econlockhachee River received a critical approval Tuesday night from the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Development and regulating plans for “The Grow,” dubbed “Lake Pickett South” by county planners, calls for a 1,190-acre, 2,078 house plan between Colonial Drive […]

Scott PowersJuly 13, 2016
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Orange County’s Maginot Line against development east of the Econlockhatchee River has fallen. The Orange County Board of Commissioners voted 4-3 Tuesday night to support two new developments, dubbed by county planners as Lake Pickett South and Lake Pickett North, that will allow thousands of new homes to be built east of the Econlockhatchee. The […]

Scott PowersJune 28, 2016
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The NFL is getting the money it wants to bring the Pro Bowl All-Star Game to Orlando in 2017, ’18 and ’19. The Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to approve spending $1 million a year in tourism development tax to bring the Pro Bowl to Camping World Stadium. The board also approved $137,000 a year […]

Scott PowersMay 6, 2016
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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has sent messages on two controversial fronts involving the county’s lucrative tourist tax, asking the Tourist Development Council to put up money to attract the NFL Pro Bowl and to think about pushing for an ordinance to deal with future tourist tax issues. The latter request — Jacobs actually only softly suggested […]


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