Flagler Live 

Flagler County Takes Three National Awards from Two Associations  

Flagler County is making its presence known nationwide for the high quality, comprehensive products, and services it provides. In July, it was honored with National Association of Counties (NACo) 2022 Achievement Awards in two categories, Health and Libraries, and in August it received a 2022 Award of Excellence by the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) in the category Internal Publications. 



Your Observer 

US transportation committee member gets overview of Manatee roadways
Manatee County officials hope U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, who is on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, sees the need for federal funds to expand Fort Hamer Bridge. 


The Bradenton Times 

County Commission Looks at Fare-Free Bus Transit  

BRADENTON — At Tuesday’s meeting, Manatee County Commissioners voted 5-2 to instruct staff to bring forward a presentation on a pilot program to test shifting MCAT bus services to a fare-free format in order to increase usage while aiding traffic congestion and parking issues. 


My News 13 

Orange County’s penny sales tax proposal heads to ballot  

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County’s penny sales tax proposal to fund transportation projects recently passed an independent audit, which means now it will move forward as a ballot initiative. 


Click Orlando 

Orange County breaks tourism tax record for fiscal year with 2 months remaining  

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County, which has already broken a number of monthly tourism tax collections records in 2022, is continuing that streak after earning the highest annual collections ever in the fiscal year. 



Orlando Sentinel 

Orange pours $50.8 million more into housing strategy that aims to double affordable units  

Orange County’s first three-year affordable-housing plan, launched the month COVID-19 shuttered theme parks and other hospitality businesses, will soon produce about 1,300 below-market-price living spaces, but the next plan aims to be two times better. 



Palm Beach County commissioners approve $10M housing package  

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Palm Beach County just got a $10 million boost to tackle the affordable housing crisis. 



Orlando Sentinel 

Orange eyes shielding Shingle Creek, an Everglades headwater 

It’s taken Orange County’s urban and suburban development most of a century to extensively spoil Shingle Creek and its adjoining forests and wetlands, and, finally, one leader wants to protect the little bit that’s left of its natural environment.