TC Palm 

Environmentally sensitive lands could be bought in Indian River County 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The county wants to borrow $50 million to purchase and preserve environmentally sensitive lands, but voters will have the final say. 


CBS 4  

Alachua County landlords need permit to rent in late 2023  

This week, Alachua County Commissioners passed an ordinance that require landlords to get new permits to rent out their properties. A representative from the county tells CBS4 News that that they will send notices to about 9,000 homeowners based off their homestead status. The county says that’s about 11,000 rental units and if your not a landlord, an opt-out option is available on the notice. 


ABC Action News 

Pinellas County and St. Pete leaders continue discussions of smoke-free beaches  

  1. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Pete and Pinellas County-owned beaches could soon be smoke-free thanks to a law that was passed earlier this year.


Florida Today 

Brevard increasing pay for some firefighters because of state mandate  

Some 187 Brevard County Fire Rescue employees soon will be receiving raises to comply with new state guidelines that their pay level be at least $15 an hour. 



Fox 13 

All for Transportation pushing a second time for Hillsborough County transportation tax  

TAMPA, Fla. – A group that worked to get an extra one-cent sales tax passed to improve roads is on the same mission four years later. 



Bay News 9 

Judge rules Orange rent control measure can stay on ballot  

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County’s proposed rent control ordinance can stay on the November ballot, a judge ruled Thursday. 


Orlando Sentinel 

Thousands of Orlando affordable housing units could vanish soon, expert warns  

Orlando’s already-thin supply of affordable apartments could start disappearing soon, an expert warns, in a region suffering from a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents.