At Monday’s County Commissioner meeting, Commissioner Viviana Janer was named as Chair of the Osceola Board of County Commissioners for the upcoming year. Janer represents Osceola County Commission District 2. First elected to office in 2014, Janer was elected to her third 4-year term last month.
The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday will delve into two of its top priorities: affordable housing and public transportation.
TAFT, Fla. – As the State Fire Marshal investigates what caused the warehouse fireworks fire in Orange County, commissioners are raising concerns.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Commissioners in Osceola County tabled an ordinance calling for a tenant’s bill of rights and a flood disclosure requirement Monday, a move which cheered realtors.
PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Florida Forest Service says they want to spend part of $10 million available for Northwest Florida on fire breaks in areas previously hit by wildfires.
FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. – Grant funding is finally rolling into Flagler County for fixing the severely eroded dunes. The recent hurricanes, Ian and Nicole wiped away what was left of the dunes and took out chunks of A1A.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Hurricane Ian-impacted residents can connect to resources for housing needs with the new Lee County storm website.
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Ramon Gavarrete serves as the public works director for Alachua County. He says the need for a new Santa Fe Hills water system is necessary.
In November 2018, Broward County voters approved a 30-year one-cent sales tax to increase mobility and address challenges in the county’s transportation system.
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PALM BAY, Fla. — Multiple organizations across counties in Florida are joining their resources to combat the opioid epidemic.
Citrus County Chronicle
County commissioners are putting together a strategic plan to deal with the expected growth of the county in the next five years.
NOKOMIS — In the coming years, Nokomis will have a state of the art regional fire training academy built by Sarasota County, but available for the entire region.
SARASOTA COUNTY — The county has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association in recognition of the county’s efforts for the Fiscal Year 2022 budget presentation for the 32nd straight year.
Monroe County Commission members agreed Tuesday, Nov. 15, to increase the allowable building height in the unincorporated areas of the county to combat flooding and storm surge and moved forward on a plan to create affordable worker housing for county government employees.
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ORLANDO, Fla. – On some streets in Orange County’s Orlo Vista neighborhood, it still looks like Hurricane Ian happened yesterday, even though it has been several weeks since the storm struck Central Florida.
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- JOHNS, Fla. — It’s a decade-old issue in St. Johns County and the beach at Summer Haven again opened up to new problems.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Wednesday was the last meeting for Democrats Mariella Smith and Kim Overman to serve on the Hillsborough County Commission.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Nearly five years after the Parkland school massacre, the county’s 911 emergency system still faces some of the same problems that could cause delays in the police response, a state school safety panel warned Wednesday.
Brevard County commissioners have unanimously approved changes to how the county’s 5% tourist development tax can be used, potentially expanding the opportunity to use revenue from the tax for everything from affordable housing initiatives to infrastructure projects to help the Indian River Lagoon.
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Ballot measures in the U.S. to build more affordable housing and protect tenants from soaring rent increases were plentiful and fared well in last week’s midterm elections, a sign of growing angst over record high rents exacerbated by inflation and a dearth of homes.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The housing crisis for many Central Floridians looks like this: rising rent, multiple roommates, nowhere else that’s affordable to go.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (WFLA) — Walt Disney World took the next step in a previous plan to build affordable housing in Florida. On 80 acres of land in Orange County, just miles from the Magic Kingdom, Disney announced they’ve chosen a developer to build more than 1,000 housing units.
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RIVERVIEW, Fla. – Renters in the Tampa Bay area are paying the sixth most over-valued prices in the country, so Hillsborough commissioners took a stab at the county’s affordable housing crunch.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – An appeal to the state to stop Gainesville’s ban on single family zoning has a new ally, Alachua County.
The Brevard County Commission passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the removal of debris from roads and streets in Brevard, opening the way for federal reimbursement of the task.
Indian River County is participating in Operation Green Light, a new initiative between Indian River County, the Florida State Association of Counties, the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers, and the National Association of Counties.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order (EO) 22-253, declaring a State of Emergency for 34 counties in the potential path of Subtropical Storm Nicole. Governor DeSantis has issued the EO in an abundance of caution so that communities can prepare and families and businesses can create a plan and gather necessary resources in the event that Subtropical Storm Nicole gains in strength. The Governor’s Office and FDEM are in constant contact with local government officials from all 67 counties, the National Hurricane Center and the National Weather Service.
PANAMA CITY — A natural disaster from earlier this year opened the door for Bay County to qualify for federal funding.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Life-saving medication is now being provided for free at the Florida Department of Health of Alachua County in an effort to reduce overdose deaths.
Clean-up efforts from Hurricane Ian have hit a milestone in Collier County.
The housing tends to be older, is more often rented, making it less likely to be maintained and more vulnerable to serious damage in the wake of a disaster. But there are steps communities can take to help.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — An Orange County judge on Thursday issued two temporary injunctions requested by Realtors and landlords to stop a rent control ballot question from moving forward this election season.
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When rent went up from $1,000 to $1,500 earlier this year at the duplex Ivette Luna had rented month-to-month for seven years, the level of her stress increased as well.
Southwest Florida Business Today
Fort Myers, FL– The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to award Disaster Assistance State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) grant agreements totaling about $4.5 million to nonprofit housing development organizations to assist households affected by Hurricane Ian.
It’s been almost a century since a powerful hurricane drove storm surge up the Miami River, a worst-case scenario for what is now one of the most densely populated and at-risk coastal cities in the nation.
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CALLAWAY — November acknowledges the start of National Diabetes Month, and one Bay County health department program aims to help spread awareness.
North Fort Myers Neighborhood
The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to award Disaster Assistance State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) grant agreements totaling about $4.5 million to nonprofit housing development organizations to assist households affected by Hurricane Ian.
LAKE MARY, Fla. – Brightline continues its work on the Orlando extension of its higher-speed rail service from South Florida. Train testing will be conducted in northern Brevard County with the trains traveling up to 79 mph over the next week.
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Bay County Commissioners are finding ways to protect residents from future wildfires. They voted to apply for a Post Fire Mitigation Grant from FEMA at Tuesday’s commission meeting. It’s aimed at providing funding for fire safety.
GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — To express gratitude to local veterans, Gadsden County are inviting veterans to a drive-thru appreciation luncheon on Veterans Day, Nov.11.
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Walton County business owners and locals are sharing their thoughts on the controversial sales tax referendum.
The approach to removing the mountains of debris from Hurricane Ian will soon change in Naples — and elsewhere in Collier County.
‘A Failed Model Ends Today,’ Recovery Pioneer Says in Flagler Launch of New Drug Treatment Pam Britolo described what she called her own journey from addiction to recovery: “I was a professional. I was working in a C suite. I was taking opioids, massive amounts of prescription opioids, including prescription fentanyl. But I managed to hide it seven years. So you know, we’re only as sick as our secrets. And boy, did I have a secret,” she said.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — About $4.5 million dollars in grant money has been awarded to several nonprofits that serve Lee County to aid in Hurricane Ian relief.
- JOHNS COUNTY, F;a. — St. Johns County is offering all Veterans and current military members free passport photos and notary services throughout November in honor of Veteran’s Day. The St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is making this service available to every former and current military member – not just residents of St. Johns County.
Space Coast Daily
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Residential and commercial property owners in Brevard County could potentially see lower insurance rates as a result of the county’s latest public fire protection services rating from the Insurance Service Organization.
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is honoring military veterans and active-duty personnel by providing complimentary passport photos, notary services, and copies throughout November.