The City of Orlando offers a wide variety of things to do for the entire family throughout the year and the holidays are no exception.
This December, Mayor Buddy Dyer invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the season by attending some of our free holiday events in the City of Orlando.
From free outdoor movies, live music concerts and festive tree lightings, there is something for everyone. For more information including times and locations, visit cityoforlando.net/holiday.
Mayor’s City Academy
Mayor Dyer encouraged City residents to apply to participate in our 2016 session of the Mayor’s City Academy.
This 10-week program that provides citizens a unique opportunity to gain knowledge about their City government. Participants will interact with our police and fire departments, learn about Downtown development, participate in activities with our Families, Parks and Recreation Department and learn more about our housing and transportation initiatives.
The 2016 session will begin on Thursday, March 10th. Click here to apply online. The application deadline is Monday, January 11th.
Congratulations to all our residents and neighborhood watch block captains who participated in National Night Out this past August.
Thanks to your hard work, Orlando won 1st place in National Night Out.
This year, more than 38 million people in more than 16,000 communities from all 50 states U.S territories and Military bases worldwide participated in National Night Out, and Orlando took top honors.
This year our NNO in Orlando included District Kickoff Parties, Women’s Self Defense Classes, a Teen Police and Fire Academy, Hand’s Only CPR Classes, NNO Goes To Church Events, a Hispanic Safety Summit and much more.
Our Neighborhood Watch Program and earning 1st place this year is because of the great relationship our residents and our Orlando Police Department. Thanks to this we continue to work together reduce crime and make our neighborhoods safer.
Item of Note:
Computer Aided Dispatch
Council approved the first step in creating a joint Computer Aided Dispatch for both the Orlando Police Department and Orlando Fire Department. This new system will provide increased efficiency for our public safety teams and help us to continue to make Orlando an even safer place to live.
The new CAD will move the City’s operation to the next level utilizing the new industry standard of next generation 9-1-1, the latest mapping technology and an automatic vehicle location system. It has enhanced capabilities that support both Police and Fire operations and will improve functionality, safety and operational efficiency.
The agenda item is for a specialist to help us in a new procurement process that will allow us to equip our police and fire department with the best technology while remaining fiscally responsible.
JAG Grant Award
As we work with our residents to prevent and keep crime down and invest in the latest in technology like our new CAD system, we are also focused on solving cases and prosecuting offenders.
Council voted on an item that will help us further those efforts with grant funding that will allow us to use the latest technology in evidence collection and crime scene reconstruction.
By equipping our officers with state-of-the-art technology we continue to remain vigilant in our fight against crime.
New Business/Hearings # 1 – OEED
This is a proposed Resolution that by Florida Statute requires two public hearings, one of which must be held after 5:00 p.m., unless there is a majority plus one vote to hold the second hearing at our normal time of 2:00 p.m.
Mayor Dyer requested a motion to hold the second public hearing on this Resolution at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting (December 14, 2015) instead of waiting for the next 5:01 p.m. Council meeting.