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Central Florida Matters #19

Commentary:Non-Competitive Local Elections

Commenting on non-competitive local elections in Seminole County is Dr. Michael Hoover, Professor of Political Science, Seminole State College. Feature length – 03:48

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Mayor Persampiere, part-2

Mayor Persampiere, part-2 (photo and graphic - CMF Public Media)Two months into his new job – Dominic Persampiere has long term plans for the short term he has remaining to serve as the new mayor of the City of Oviedo. He addresses those plans in part-2 of an interview recorded within weeks of him being thrust from deputy mayor to mayor as a result of the unanticipated and abrupt resignation of former mayor Mary Lou Andrews.

Feature length – 25:41

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½ Cent Sales Tax

½ Cent Sales Tax title (photo and graphic - CMF Public Media)On the November 2 ballot, Seminole County, Florida voters will be asked to decide on a referendum to provide a ½ cent sales tax for building repairs and technology for the schools. School board chairman Sandy Robinson urges support for the proposal. Grant Maloy, founder of Six 4 Seminole, argues against the tax.

Feature length – 28:59

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Schenck: Housekeeping or Substance?

Schenck: Housekeeping or Substance? (Photo and graphic - CMF Public Media)A city’s charter is its constitution. It is reviewed periodically by a committee of residents. They propose amendments to city council. Those amendments are often grouped into categories — called “housekeeping” and “substance.” Such labeling can result in complications when coincidence and interpretation sets in. And that is what seems to be happening in the City of Oviedo, though the city doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. Stephen Schenck, a member of the Oviedo council comments on this fuss.

Feature length – 18:32

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Schenck on Andrews

Schenck on Andrews (photo & graphic -- CMF Public Media) Oviedo city council member Stephen Schenck responds to allegations former Oviedo mayor Mary Lou Andrews makes in a feature CMF Public Media posted called “Andrews: Revenge or Justice?” which reflected in her words her journey from being mayor to now being the “former” mayor.

Length – 16:44

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