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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

September 29, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work

Good day, and welcome to the show. In about seven minutes, we’ll fall into yet another downward spiral of civic blurring in the service of trying to millions of dollars from going unnoticed. Today is the second read on the controversial College Park development The Princeton. Grumble, grumble, no growth, sprawl, grumble. Today sees...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work for the fun of it

September 15, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work for the fun of it

Good afternoon. It seems like only a week ago that we were staring blankly into the beige of another city toe-dip into governance. OH WAIT, IT WAS. Today, your dais with the mostest will be doing its usual song and dance for the first couple of hours – of interest, the city (via OUC)...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

September 8, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city at work, because somebody ought to

Well hello!!!! Welcome to our gracious blogging room. It’s been a bit since your dais darlings have convened for a game of Go Fish (it was totally a month ago), mostly because they’ve been cobbling together the next fiscal year’s budget (we won’t be sitting around for that production at 5:01 p.m.) where they...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

July 14, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work

YOU GUYS! It’s an “other” Monday that somehow arbitrarily has made itself a special Monday – City Council meetings are fickle about the every-other-week-ed-ness of their intentions – so that means that at 2 p.m., you should come on back to this space and get your “refresh” finger ready. Wait, do you have a...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work. A Very Special Gay Edition.

June 23, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government at work. A Very Special Gay Edition.

Seeing as there are still vestiges of Pride in the air – June is basically LGBT Pride month everywhere but here, because here it’s all about the bearded-bear Benjamims that fund the heaving beast of GayDays in June – today the mayor will present (via the consent agenda) the case for the city council...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Billy Manes stares at your city pretending to work so you don’t have to!

June 2, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Billy Manes stares at your city pretending to work so you don’t have to!

WELL, HELLO! It’s that time again; the time when we get to snark our way through the beige civic meanderings of Orlando’s city governance. Check back at this space at 2 p.m. and laugh along. Today, among numerous other things, we’ll be welcoming firebrand Regina Hill into her first day as District 5 Commissioner....
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes talks shop about the county mayoral race shakeup

May 29, 2014
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes talks shop about the county mayoral race shakeup

So, as you’ve likely already read in this week’s Happytown, we’ve been perplexed by the news that Val Demings dropped out of the Orange County mayoral race, basically clearing the path for another Teresa Jacobs administration while simultaneously wounding the Democratic Party. Here’s our take, with actual talking, as aired on WMFE 90.7 FM...
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government so that you can do better things

May 12, 2014
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COUNCIL WATCH: Liveblogging your city government so that you can do better things

BECAUSE THIS IS NOW A THING, we’ll be liveblogging today’s city council meeting starting at around 2 p.m. We’ve been running our nose over the agenda and it seems like there are a lot of slightly contentious things happening. Your six-cent local gas tax is gonna be around for another 30 years, for one....
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LIVEBLOGGING THE SHOWDOWN AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CORRAL: The piecemeal edition

May 6, 2014
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LIVEBLOGGING THE SHOWDOWN AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CORRAL: The piecemeal edition

HEY! It’s almost lunchtime, which means that the public comment segment of today’s Orange County Board of County Commissioners meeting – specifically the part that involves the crazytown charter amendments from Commissioner Fred Brummer – is coming right after you digest your sandwiches. Just to get you up to date, this morning’s conversation has...
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Teresa Jacobs and Linda Chapin and the gays

May 1, 2014
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FROM THE PAGES OF ORLANDO WEEKLY ON WMFE: Billy Manes on Teresa Jacobs and Linda Chapin and the gays

Because we talk too fast, and because we believe in public radio but don’t have enough time on it, here is a transcript of this morning’s WMFE bit about Linda Chapin backing Teresa Jacobs regardless of logic and reason. You can read the full story here. And you can go to WMFE to listen...
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