By Aramis Donell Ayala More than a year ago, I released a statement in support of Deborah Barra's candidacy for State Attorney. That decision was based solely on what I knew at the time and within the framework of the candidates who were running/expected to run. Given those parameters, I have no regrets about my decision.
Since that time, however, circumstances have changed dramatically. She has distanced herself from the work that has been done in the office over the past few years and as a result, is minimizing the hard work and diligent efforts made by so many of our team members. This is incredibly disappointing to me.
By Dr. LaVon W. Bracy Friends, Read my letter and the piss poor response from the very racist mayor of Ocoee, Mayor Rusty Johnson. Let me be clear, he did not question whether my son lived in Ocoee. He lied in council meeting and said he knew for a fact that my son did not live in Ocoee. He is trying to back track now because he knows his consequences are grave and will be costly. . . I LaVon W. Bracy am not an elected official and you cannot backtrack with me and think this will go away. This letter has gone to the entire Ocoee City Council so that that the Mayor's lies will be public record. See below.
Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh has questions after an appellate court ruling could release Walt Disney World and other hotel companies from paying millions in property taxes.
Singh's office on Thursday asked the Fifth District Court of Appeal to hold another hearing in a legal battle with Disney over the assessment of Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort, a luxury hotel with an annual property tax bill of more than $4 million.
After reading campaign materials and watching interviews of all the candidates, here is my opinion on the race for Orange County Property Appraiser.
I received Amy Mercado's flyer for Orange County Property Appraiser in the mail and it was depressing. I decided to review her campaign web site and became disillusioned and even a bit angry. I wondered why Amy Mercado would completely disrupt their life's work to run for an office that she's surely not qualified for and in an industry that she has never shown any interest?
Monique Worrell for State Attorney If you watched the debate tonight you may remember that I was asked a question about my experience as a prosecutor. This question was designed to highlight the fact that I have not prosecuted cases, as a weakness. I disagree. I believe it is one of my greatest strengths. In a time where the nation is calling for criminal justice reform, when black and brown people continue to be murdered without accountability, why would we entrust reform to those who have been complicit in the execution of the very policies that are in need of reform?