The St. Augustine Record 

Smoking, vaping gets banned in city of St. Augustine parks 

St. Augustine commissioners Monday unanimously passed a ban on vaping and smoking in city-owned and operated public parks, as well as the Willie Galimore Center public pool.   


Bay News 9 

Brevard County rolls out new bus monitoring tech  

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — More than 23,000 students in Brevard County will hop on school buses in the 2022-2023 school year and for many of them, they will be using a new system that will help district and school leaders better keep track of them. 



Osceola County showcases enhanced security as students head back to school  

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — As Central Florida districts head back to school Wednesday, many now have enhanced safety features to make sure students are safe. 



Alachua County Commission will consider a proposal to turn part of the Meadowbrook grounds into a driving range 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -Alachua County commissioners met Tuesday tonight and are considering a proposal to transform part of the Meadowbrook Golf Course grounds into a top tracer driving range that measures the flight and distance of the golf balls. 



New Jackson County manufacturing building expected to bring dozens of jobs  

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Revitalizing the Endeavor Property in Marianna and putting the more than 500 acres to use is important to local officials. 


Click Orlando 

Orange County voted to adopt Vision Zero Strategy to ensure pedestrian safety  

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla – Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to adopt Vision Zero, a strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries, according to officials. 



Blue-green algae alert Hillsborough County 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A blue-green algae bloom alert has been issued for Hillsborough County, the health department announced Tuesday. 




Orange County Commission votes to put rent stabilization on November ballot 

Orange County voters will decide on a one-year emergency measure to limit rent increases to the Consumer Price Index for some homes. 



Breaking down the Orange County rent referendum ballot measure 

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County commissioners on Tuesday approved a temporary freeze on rent hikes for one year to appear on the November ballot. 


My Panhandle 

Walton County commissioners deny rezoning request  

FREEPORT, Fla. (WMBB) — An affordable housing proposal once again dominated this evening’s Walton County commission meeting. 


Florida Politics 

Orange County voters to consider rent control measure on November ballot  

Commissioner Emily Bonilla’s rent control measure finds enough votes to go to ballot. 



Highlands News-Sun 

$10,000 swing sets: It’s budget time in Lake Placid  

LAKE PLACID — On July 11, the Town Council voted to approve a tentative millage rate of 3.25 for the 2023 budget. 


News 4 Jax 

Proposed tax increase to benefit Duval County teachers & schools spotlights Tuesday discussion  

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Educators and other community leaders gathered Tuesday evening for a discussion on the proposed tax increase for schools in Duval County. 



FedEx gets temporary tax breaks from PSL and St. Lucie county  

FedEx is expected to receive some temporary tax breaks for bringing a $44 million, 245,000-square-foot regional sorting center to Tradition.   


Miami Today News 

Miami taxes stay flat, but bills may rise 

The proposed overall millage rate in the City of Miami, used to calculate property tax bills, will remain unchanged for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The city commission on July 28 set the proposed overall millage rate for fiscal year 2022-2023 at 7.99 mills.