Local election approaches
Four candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to claim the Orange County District 5 seat – and they want your vote.
Maitland contemplates change
Maitland's city manager's days at the helm may be numbered.
No Sunshine violations found
No charges will be filed against three Maitland City Council members, or the city’s attorney, after an Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office investigation into alleged Sunshine Law violations.
Water main breaks
Residents getting water from Winter Park's water utility will need to boil tap water for the next 48 hours.
Could make larger projects easier
A proposed change to Winter Park’s land development code could make final approval easier for larger developments along Park Avenue and construction within wetland areas.
Turn out for what?
Orange County residents have a chance to make their vote count next week as the Nov. 4 general election approaches. Among other things, voters will also be faced with a list of questions regarding citizen participation and future Commission races.
Ends term on own terms
Winter Park will have a new mayor by next March. Mayor Ken Bradley announced that he would not be running for a third term Tuesday due to multiple personal reasons.
Says he didn't violate charter
Two weeks after Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admitted to violating the City Charter by directing city staffers without proper approval, he was singing a different tune on Monday.
City votes to change law
Winter Park City Commissioners attempted to right a legal wrong last Monday as they voted on first reading to strike language from the city’s loitering ordinance deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Court of Appeals in March.
Residents call for resignation
Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker’s misuse of power as designated by the City Charter is churning up calls for his resignation, and rumors of decades-long wrongful delegation of power among the city’s leadership.
Commission changes course
A flurry of yellow “no density” signs filled the City Commission chambers Monday afternoon as more than 140 Winter Park residents made their voices heard against increased development.
Did mayor overstep bounds?
A workshop about budgeting last week bowled into an hour of bickering between members of the Maitland City Council about balance of power in the city’s government.
Maitland proposes tax hike
Maitland City Council members were dreaming big Monday night as they placed a preliminary vote to raise the city’s property tax rate just over one mil to 4.9 mills.
City admits mistakes
Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admits that the city made some mistakes when it came to overhauling the intersection of Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92 earlier this year.
Second vote passes
An ordinance passed by Winter Park City Commissioners on Monday could be the first step in opening the floodgates for larger development in the city, a month after the Commission originally voted the change down.