The Florida county of Seminole is governed by a publically elected body of 5 commissioners. Together, they form the Board of County Commissioners and from among themselves annually elect a commissioner to chair their board. That chair is Bob Dallari who is also the commissioner for District 1 which comprises a south-eastern part of the county.
In late 2009, Dallari was reelected to that chairman position for a second one-year term. At the start of that second year as Chairman, I interviewed Dallari and we agreed to again revisit issues at the mid point of his second term. This is that mid-point review.
You may wish to listen or re-listen to parts 1 and 2 of the initial “one-on-one” we recorded in December of 2009 at the beginning of his second term as chair…as doing so will provide a fitting pre-text and comparison to much of what you’ll learn in this “Mid Term Update.”
In this “Mid-Term Update” producer/reporter Stephen McKenney Steck asks Dallari to update the status of many of the issues he addressed 6-months ago, and we added several new subjects that have since arisen on the commission’s agenda.
On the sales tax issue, you should note that a possible resolution is developing as this feature is posted, the outcome of which was not known by our production deadline.
Extended Interview & Pictures
Bob Dallari and Stephen McKenney Steck
Chairman, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners
Extended interview (28:43)