City Council Highlights - January 14, 2019

Last updated on January 15, 2019

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Dr. Phillips Center Update  
The first workshop today will be on the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.  Chuck Steinmetz, representing the Dr. Phillips Center Board of Directors, will be providing an update on the Dr. Phillips Center’s accomplishments in 2018, the progress of Steinmetz Hall and the Green Room and giving us a glimpse of what’s ahead for them.

Creative Village Workshop  
Economic Development Director Brooke Bonnett will present the second workshop today on the Creative Village, the transformation of the 68 acres that was once home to the Amway Arena and CentroPlex, into a mixed-use, innovation district that will provide residents with a new path to education, careers, business, housing and community.

A public-private partnership in its truest form, the Creative Village is a development we’ve been envisioning for more than a decade – and its first phase will open later this year with a new downtown campus and housing for residents at all income levels, with future phases of development to follow.

CITY COUNCIL Update Monday, January 14th, 2019 

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Mayor Dyer shared his condolences with Commissioner Ings, whose father, Retired Orlando Police Detective Charlie Ings Sr, passed away Saturday. Detective Ings began his career with the Orlando Police Department in 1965 and was the first black officer to be assigned a white partner and first to be promoted to investigator.

MLK Recognition and Events   
Mayor Dyer acknowledged the work of the Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission as we begin this week of celebration and recognition of Dr. King. Mayor Dyer encourages everyone to attend at least one of the meaningful events scheduled over the week ahead. Visit to see the impressive calendar the MLK Commission has put together this year.

Neighborhood and Community Summit Update
Mayor Dyer invites all residents to join him for the annual Neighborhood and Community Summit on Saturday, March 2 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.

To register or learn more, visit

Mayor #4- Parramore Farmers Market  
The Parramore Farmers Market will reopen on January 26th at a new location – the Orange County Department of Health on West Central Boulevard.