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Media Preview: Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Meeting

August 10, 2021: BCC Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m.

Orange County GovernmentA link to the abbreviated agenda can be found here:

If you need to access more documents in the agenda or would like to request the full agenda please email for assistance.

Consent Agenda: (please note – these items are approved in one vote with various other items and NOT discussed, unless pulled)

Item D 16:      Additional Funding Dedicated to Teen Programs at Neighborhood Center for Families with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida

An additional $99,925 will go towards offering at-risk teens in Orange County opportunities to participate in safe, positive events with the goal of keeping them away from negative influences and staying involved in the community. The programs will be located in areas of Orange County where gun violence is on the rise with hopes of curbing any negative activities that teenagers may be participating in inside of these high-risk areas. (Community and Family Services Department) Page 320-321

Discussion Agenda:

Item B 1:        COVID-19 Update

Mayor Demings will call upon staff to provide the latest on COVID-19 in Orange County. This will include an update on County initiatives to provide vaccinations, testing, and emergency rental assistance to residents. This item is for informational purposes only no action is required. (County Administrator)  Page 755

Public Hearing Agenda: (Begins at 2 p.m.)

Item D 6:        Backyard Chicken Keeping Ordinance

Following the success of existing programs in the Cities of Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, and Winter Garden, Orange County is considering a Backyard Chicken Program. This is part of a larger vision to enhance food access in the unincorporated areas and allow residents that wish to grow and care for fresh food at home. The proposed ordinance would amend Chapter 38, Zoning, to allow for up to four chickens for personal egg consumption in specific owner-occupied, single-family and mobile home residential zoning districts with conditions. This is a continued public hearing (June 8, 2021), for staff to present the Board with options in response to the Boards questions. Page 896-904

Work Session Agenda:

Item A 1:        Environmentally Sensitive Lands Acquisition, Green PLACE Program

Orange County has been acquiring Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) since the mid-1990s. ESL acquisition is supported by the Mayor’s Transition Team Report and the Sustainable Operations & Resilience Action Plan. Acquisition of ESL ensures that Orange County remains an ecologically, economically, and socially resilient community and is a key element of the County’s smart growth vision. This is a follow-up work session regarding the administrative regulation, evaluation process and proposed advisory board structure. Staff is seeking Board direction. This item is for informational purposes only and no board action is required. (Environmental Protection Division) Page 756-795

Mayor Jerry L. Demings will be available at the morning session break for media requests.

Media Inquiries:

Please note: Regarding topics on the agenda, the County cannot provide PowerPoint presentations or interviews ahead of the presentations to the Board. This email is sent out as a courtesy for planning purposes for the day of the meeting.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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