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Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing and establish a local funding source that could direct $160 million into addressing Orange County’s affordable housing crisis.

“The affordable housing crisis is something that is certainly not unique to Orange County and is an issue nationwide,” said Mayor Demings. “Thank you to all the Task Force members who have provided the most comprehensive housing plan developed by the county to date that we can put into immediate action.”

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Orange County Jail Receives High Marks from Recent Inspection

An Inspection Team spent October 24, 2019 analyzing Orange County Corrections for the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit. The team was comprised of...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Carol Merkel discovered her love for engineering in college and has never looked back.

Growing up, Carol Merkel loved math and was exceptionally good at...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Biologist Julie Bortles is helping protect water quality in Orange County’s lakes, rivers and springs

Growing up in Miami next to a lake, Julie Bortles...

Mayor Demings and two other men standing next to a wall with the IAAPA logo on it

IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County

IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this...

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Florida Simulation Summit: Four Key Takeaways at the Fifth Annual Tech Event

The 5th annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the

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Autonomous Shuttles on the Road in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, the region’s first autonomous shuttles were on the road in Lake Nona. Orlando’s fastest-growing community has two fully...

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What to Do When a Traffic Signal is Inoperable

Traffic signals provide clear indication to drivers when it is safe to stop, go or slow down. In rare cases, a traffic signal may...

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Orange TV Shines throughout a Quarter Century of Excellence

In 1995, when Orange TV began as a 24-hour broadcast station that televised programming related to Orange County Government services and activities,...

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Orange County Launches Electronic Master Building Permit Program

Orange County Division of Building Safety has launched a Master Building Permit Program, also known as the Masterfile review process, for residential single-family, two-family...