City Council Highlights – January 8, 2018

Last updated on January 10, 2018

OPD Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Effort Deployment

Mayor Buddy Dyer recognized members of the police department who recently deployed to Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, our staff and community have been working to assist evacuees and those remaining on the island.

As part of the Puerto Rico FEMA request for law enforcement assistance, 12 members of the Orlando Police Department were deployed to Puerto Rico for almost two weeks.

Thank you to the City’s Police Department for your outstanding work in this relief effort.

Remembering Lt. Debra Clayton

Tuesday, January 9 marks one year since the passing of Orlando Police Department Lt. Debra Clayton. OPD held a half-mile community walk starting at Hankins Neighborhood Center. Our community will never forget Lt. Clayton, as well as Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, who also lost his life one year ago.

We will always remember and never forget the impact Debra Clayton has had on our community.

UCF Football Celebration

One week ago, Orlando’s Hometown Team became Orlando’s Perfect Hometown Team. The UCF Knights defeated Auburn in the Peach Bowl to finish the year as the undefeated… national champions.

On Monday, January 8, fans celebrated our Knights at a free block party in Downtown Orlando.

Charter Hearing for Sale of City-Owned Vacant Land

City Council held a a public hearing for the disposition of real property in excess of $500,000 as required by Chapter 13, Section 7, of the City Charter. Notice of the hearing appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on December 6, 2017. Approval of the sale will require a majority vote of all members of City Council.

SSHP LLC is purchasing approximately 53,611 square feet located at the southwest intersection of South Division Avenue and West South Street. However, the final square footage will be based upon a survey.

The estimated market value of the property based on an independent real estate appraisal is $1,341,500.