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Central Florida Matters #32
10/13/11

New Gun Law

New Gun Law

A  2011  Florida law imposes penalties on city and county governments that do not repeal local gun ordinances. Local laws prohibiting guns in parks, in government buildings or shooting within city limits were eliminated.  Supporter Rep. Jason Brodeur and opponents  Oviedo Police Chief Jeff Chudnow and Leigh McEachern discuss the pros and cons of the law (length 21:34).


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

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Lake Mary City Elections

Lake Mary City ElectionsOn November 8, 2011, the city of Lake Mary Florida will hold an election to fill city commission seat #3. The seat was left vacant by the resignation of Commissioner Shirley Gray in May. The winner will serve out the remainder of the term for that seat and a regular election will be held in November of 2012. The two candidates for the seat are Blair Thomas Harle and Allan Plank. In these interviews each candidate will answer questions about the city budget, the downtown development plan and make a statement to voters on their experience and qualifications.


Produced, reported and edited by Desta Horner

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Homelessness – Sidebar

Homelessness - Sidebar title (photo - CMF Public Media)An on-going “conversation” of 35-service providers to the homeless in Seminole County, Fl., is in-between their formal public meetings. In the interim, we examine more closely sidebar issues fundamental to the goal of reducing homelessness in the county and bringing a greater presence of self-sufficiency to the local homeless population. Length – 29:23


Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck

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Commentary: Seminole County Matters

Jim Hartmann - Commentary title (photo - Charles E. Miller)Jim Hartmann, Seminole county government’s new County Manager, commenting on why Seminole County matters. Length – 04:03


Photos – Charles E. Miller

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