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New Florida study says recycling can help combat climate change
Pittman: "I’m glad my city still runs a curbside (or alley-side) recycling program. Some Florida cities and counties have canceled theirs."
Commissioner Moore: "A successful CRA plan could result in a rebirth of downtown Apopka"
"Fortunately, in 2017, the City of Apopka created a CRA plan. This plan has many aspects and details, which, if followed, would result in a successful rebirth of downtown Apopka."
‘Rhetoric’ doesn’t need to be such an ugly word – it has a lot to teach echo-chambered America
Today, rhetoric is often associated with one-sided arguments that cater to a particular corner of an echo chamber. Writing something off as “rhetoric” is often a power play.
The building blocks of a successful community
I’m supremely interested in improving towns, cities, corridors, and neighborhoods. I have reported regularly in columns and on social media about sources that present best practices for growth and improvement.
Apopka City Budget 2023: Department Heads propose three budgets and meet with employees this cycle
Rod Olsen is a former HOA President of Rock Springs Ridge and an Apopka resident who often contributes his opinions at the Apopka City Council meetings during the public comments.
Florida’s fertilizer addiction leads to ban on sales bans, roads that glow
Two of the worst things that survived the session are related to our ongoing water pollution woes. Both are likely to make things a lot worse. Both came as something of a surprise.

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A stellar Sunday morning on West Beggs Road
My most ambitious clean-up ever was a smashing success this past Sunday. I was motivated by the first-ever Coast-to-Coast bike ride down Beggs Road to Rose Avenue.
Florida legislators okay bill likely to lead to higher water and sewer rates
Pittman: "Water is a precious resource on the Florida peninsula. The demand for it increases as our population swells like an overinflated party balloon on the verge of popping."
Act Now: How to help Second Harvest feed hope across Central Florida
This May, let’s challenge each other to participate in Community Action Month by finding ways to support local hunger relief efforts.
Apopka's issues are too important for personal attacks to enter the debate
There are a lot of important topics circulating through Apopka these days, and just as many opinions about how to handle them.
You want fries with that annexation?
It may be time to turn this issue over to the people of South Apopka, but if it's going to be settled by ballot, then treat annexation like an election.
Surprise! Florida leads the nation in lead pipes carrying water supply
As a native Floridian, I am always eager to pass along good news about our state. That’s especially true these days when there’s so much of the other kind.
Is it Gopher Tortoise Day or Groundhog Day? Two essential reads from 2022
Today, April 10th, 2023, is the Second Annual Gopher Tortoise Day in Apopka. And although they are two very different species, you might get Goper Tortoise Day mixed up with Groundhog Day.
Why a lack of leadership might be worse than the Apopka Tornado of 1918
It was a cold January evening in 1918 when a Category F2 tornado with winds estimated at 150 miles per hour slammed into the little town of Apopka. Although there were no fatalities, ten people were …
RSR board throws shade, but The Apopka Voice readers shine a light
First and foremost, we want to thank many of our readers and The Apopka Critic Facebook page for their support. It meant a lot to us to see your positive posts and comments.
Welcome to the RSR Homeowners Association: Where you're either on the bus or under it
It's 5 pm on a Monday. An unusual time and venue to have a special RSR Homeowners Association Board meeting, but if you watch closely, you will see unusual has become the norm for the RSR HOA Board.