No love for the Panhandle: Survey shows Floridians don’t want to help with Hurricane Michael recovery

Public support for Hurricane Michael recovery efforts in the Florida Panhandle is lacking, according to a REBUILD 850 survey released Tuesday. The results showed nearly half of respondents would do nothing to help people affected by the hurricane and nearly 75 percent said they would not consider donating money to help with relief efforts. The lack of public support…

FCLF Closes on a New Markets Tax Credit Transaction with Henderson Behavioral Health

Florida Community Loan Fund has announced closing on a New Markets Tax Credit Transaction with Henderson Behavioral Health in Fort Lauderdale, to build a new Crisis Stabilization Unit and expand behavioral health services. Here are links to more information: FCLF E-newsletter June 2019, FCLF & Henderson Behavioral Health: Expanding Critical Services With NMTC Financing FCLF…

Lakeland CRA board to reconsider its ways

A string of recent tough decisions and moral dilemmas in the sale of city-owned properties have left some questioning if it’s time to reevaluate the process. Members of the Lakeland Community Redevelopment Agency’s advisory board asked city officials Thursday for suggestions on how to make the sale of city-owned land more transparent and consistent. The…

Leesburg to bring website up to ADA compliance

The City of Leesburg is revamping its website to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. City commissioners last week voted to spend up to $100,000 to rework the site after settling a lawsuit alleging documents weren’t accessible to blind people. Specifically, the suit said, the documents weren’t compatible with text-to-voice assistive technology. Joel Price,…