Local governments in Central Florida introduce 10-year plan to combat affordable housing crisis

In a regional effort, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County and the city of Orlando have all implemented a 10-year plan to combat the affordable housing crisis. “We as a regional entity have to attack this together,” said Lee Constantine, Seminole County Commissioner. “We aren’t going to solve Osceola County, without solving Orange County, without…

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Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson’s campaign for Congress forces his diversity committee to rebrand

The Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee is distancing itself from the man who created it: Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson. Committee chair Peter Ndiang’ui said in a letter obtained by The News-Press that it wanted to maintain its non-partisan focus. But with Henderson now running for Congress, that complicates it. Henderson is one of eight Republican…

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Was a commissioner improperly ‘opinion shopping’? Investigators will decide.

Investigators are looking into whether North Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Joseph abused his power by allegedly seeking opinions from attorneys outside the city about the mayor’s term limits. The Miami-Dade County Ethics Commission is reviewing the allegations and communicating with the county’s State Attorney’s Office on the matter, the Miami Herald confirmed Tuesday. Both agencies…

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Former Davie official tapped to top West Palm redevelopment agency

WEST PALM BEACH — City commissioners Wednesday chose Davie’s former redevelopment chief to head the West Palm Beach agency that directs renewal of downtown and the city’s northern low-income neighborhoods. Giovanni Moss, a senior project manager for Innovative Emergency Management of Tallahassee and former housing and community redevelopment director for the Broward County town of Davie, was selected over…

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