Orange County, FL - Citizens are invited to join Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the Veterans Advisory Council in remembering and saluting the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our Armed Forces this Memorial Day. The annual Orange County War Memorial and Wreath Presentation Commemoration Ceremony...
Last summer, Orange County began receiving complaints regarding an increase in unpleasant odors near the Orange County Landfill on Young Pine Road. Since that time, Orange County Utilities has been working diligently to address the concern.
Orange County, FL – According to numbers released today by the Homeless Services Network of Central Florida (HSN), Central Florida’s annual “Point-in-Time” (PIT) census identified a one-year 23.6 percent decrease in the number of homeless individuals in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, as of Jan. 27, 2016.
Visit Orlando announced a new all-time record for the destination. In 2015, 66.1 million people visited Orlando, growing 5.5 percent from 2014 and solidifying Orlando's position as the most visited destination in the nation.
Orange County is conducting a Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study along segments of Alafaya Trail, University Boulevard and McCulloch Road around the UCF area. The study area is approximately 4.6 miles. The purpose of the study is to identify pedestrian and bicycle crossing needs and develop viable safety improvements and enhancements to create opportunities for...
Orange County, FL – Orange County Utilities is joining several counties and utilities across Florida as it recognizes Water Conservation Month in April. To celebrate, the department is hosting free Showerhead Exchange Days. Orange County Utilities water customers are eligible to exchange their old, high-flow showerheads for new, low-flow devices.
"As I testified before Congress, too many prescription drug abusers have found an inexpensive and too often deadly alternative in heroin. As recommended by our Heroin Task Force, the life-saving drug naloxone needs to be more accessible - and without a prescription - as well as available at a reasonable cost. I applaud the...
Lake Rose Exceeds State Standards for Bacteria, Recreational Activities Prohibited on Lake Until Further Notice
As a result of a breakage of a privately-held lift station on March 20, 2016 at 109 Good Homes Road near the vicinity of Lake Rose in West Orange County, Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division recently sampled Lake Rose and the adjacent canal and found very high levels of fecal coliform bacteria.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee Oversight and Government Reform on March 22 as a key witness on the heroin epidemic sweeping the nation and Central Florida. Florida Congressman John L. Mica conducted the National Oversight Committee Hearing.