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Lacey: 1-on-1

December 13, 2010
Lacey: 1-on-1 (photo - CMF Public Media)

It may be a tough being a “small town” mayor, particularly given the state of the economy.  But newly elected Winter Springs Mayor, Charles Lacey may well be gearing up to preside over “game-changing” conditions in his city…thanks to a number of people and situations Lacey credibly acknowledges. In part-1 of this 2-part feature,...
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Is There a Dallari Legacy?

December 11, 2010
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Bob Dallari as chairman of the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners moved into history on November 16, 2010. Dallari looks back on the issues the county faced under his leadership and looks ahead on how those and other issues will effect the county in the future. Bob Dallari continues as a commissioner on...
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1-on-1 with 3 government leaders, a homeless update, and interfaith cooperation

December 10, 2010
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New podcasts from Central Florida Matters have been posted on-line with pieces featuring local issues and voices that matter in Seminole County. Listen to interviews with new Winter Springs mayor Charles Lacey, new Seminole County School board chair DeDe Schaffner, and former Seminole County Board of County Commissioner board chair Bob Dallari as each...
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County election supervisor: post-election assessment

November 19, 2010
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Hear Seminole county supervisor of elections, Michael Ertel, offer his assessment of his office’s activities and performance in the run-up to and final finish on election day, November 2 (length 07:28)
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1/2 cent sales tax: Why the defeat?

November 18, 2010
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Hear remarks about the defeated initiative for a 1/2 cent sales tax use by  Seminole County Public Schools. Opponent Grant Maloy, founder of 6 for Seminole, and proponent Sandra Robinson, former board chair of Seminole County Public Schools look back and speak about the outcome of the campaign and forecast what’s next as a result...
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Recksiedler on the race

November 17, 2010
Jessica Recksiedler (photo - CMF Public Media)

Hear Seminole County native and judge-elect Jessica Recksiedler’s comments on her successful election campaign, the steps she’s taking to transition to Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit Court bench and other issues surrounding her November 2 election (length 06:32)
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Oviedo city charter changes

November 16, 2010
Dominic Persampiere, mayor, city of Oviedo (photo - CMF Public Media)

Hear Oviedo mayor Dominic Persampiere’s take on the passage of 4 out of 5 amendments to the city’s charter as voted by residents on November 2 (length -03:41)
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Drago on the election

November 15, 2010
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Hear newly elected Oviedo city council member Cindy Drago  remarks on the narrowness of her recent election and other issues as CMF continues its post-election wrap up (length – 05:14)
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2010 Election Wrap Up

November 13, 2010
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Voting Smart, our election season series on local candidates, campaigns and issues, wraps up with 12 brief interviews with local candidates who were elected to office and spokespersons representing local referenda and constitutional amendments that passed or failed. Each asses the outcome of the November 2 election and their role in it. Hear remarks...
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Veterans Day Salute

November 11, 2010
Harley Jones (photo - CMF Public Media)

Harley M. Jones, at age 86 is a decorated battle veteran living in Chuluota. Jones served 23 years with the Army Air Corps and shares his story of courage and survival in the skies over Europe in World War II. He is one of the shrinking group of heroes from that war but his...
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