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Marco Peña Announces Campaign for State House

April 12, 2012

Orlando, FL – April 12, 2012 – Marco Peña announces his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives, District 49. Marco works in healthcare development for Florida Hospital’s Diabetes Institute and Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, a new facility dedicated to advance biomedical research in partnership with Sanford Burnham. He’s worked for...
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South Carolina Heads to the Polls Saturday — So Does Seminole County

January 20, 2012
South Carolina Heads to the Polls Saturday — So Does Seminole County

While the nation looks to South Carolina this weekend for election activity, voters in Seminole County – and throughout Florida – will also head to voting centers. Saturday is the first day for statewide early voting for the January 31 Presidential Preference Primary election.  In Seminole County the ballot consists only of the nine...
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Lake Mary City Elections

October 18, 2011
Lake Mary City Elections

On November 8, 2011, the city of Lake Mary Florida will hold an election to fill city commission seat #3.  The seat was left vacant by the resignation of Commissioner Shirley Gray in May.  The winner will serve out the remainder of the term for that seat and a regular election will be held...
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Gun Laws

October 17, 2011

In 2011 the Florida Legislature passed a law which imposes penalties on city and county governments that do not repeal all local gun ordinances.  Local laws prohibiting guns in parks, in government buildings or shooting within city limits were eliminated throughout the state on October 1.  This new law provoked a controversy that can...
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SunRail in Seminole County

October 9, 2011
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Hear remarks from speakers involved in launching the Seminole County portion of SunRail, a 61 mile commuter railroad spine connecting 4 central Florida counties – Volusia, Seminole, Orange and Osceola, and a myriad of cities and communities in between. This 51-minute event, hosted by the Seminole County League of Women Voters and facilitated by...
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Starting School on a Shoestring

September 2, 2011

Hear remarks from Dr. Bill Vogel, superintendent of Seminole County Florida Public Schools recorded at the August 25, 2011 Hot Topic Luncheon of the League of Women Voters of Seminole County as — in the face of looming budget deficits — he describes the “tipping point” of the public school system from A-rated to...
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City of Sanford — Proposed Budget

August 16, 2011
Listen to this feature on-line now at CMF Public Media

Sanford, Florida is Seminole County’s largest and oldest city. The severe decline in property tax revenue and federal and state funding has created a serious budget challenge. Hear interim city manager Tom George describe how the city is working to maintain services with fewer resources.Feature length – 18:20 The 2012 Sanford budget, which the city...
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City of Oviedo – Proposed Budget

August 15, 2011
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Late summer is the time each year for most cities to prepare and propose their annual revenue and expense budgets for elected representatives and taxpayers to review and, eventually approve. This summer is no different for three Seminole County, Florida cities CMF visited –Oviedo, Sanford and Winter Springs. In separate podcasts CMF offers details...
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The Nitty Gritty – Behind the Oviedo Survey

July 14, 2011
Listen to this feature on-line now at CMF Public Media

The city of Oviedo, Florida has released the results of its survey of residents. The respondents were laudatory regarding their opinion about their city’s services. If you’re into the nitty-gritty of survey practices, standards, and the science necessary to properly gain, assess and report survey findings, this podcast is for you.  We call on...
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Bouquets & Brickbats – A Survey of Oviedo Residents

July 13, 2011

The results are in hand from a survey of 1200 randomly selected residents of the city of Oviedo, Florida. The findings are worthy of a bouquet of roses for city leaders for the positive responses to answers to questions asked in the survey. Yet a brickbat might be in order for questions that weren’t...
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