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Yesterday, we honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 14th Annual Apopka MLK Parade, which travels through the streets of Apopka and South Apopka on its way to the John Bridges Center.   more
Development within the City of Apopka has seen all-time highs within the last few years. Between the new multi-family projects throughout the City and the creation of the Kelly Park Interchange. more
No elected official is immune to criticism. It goes with the territory. Sometimes you need to shrug it off and keep moving forward. And sometimes you need to listen. more
There has been a developing story the past couple of weeks involving the Apopka Fire Department - a familiar place for controversy as of late. more
Let's pretend, for a moment, that Apopka hired a "City Center Director" in 2016. Their sole purpose was to develop and recruit businesses for the Apopka City Center. more
At the December 7th Apopka City Council meeting, Nelson was just seconds from gavelling to a close a marathon 4.5-hour affair when Commissioner Nick Nesta asked a surprising question. more
The topic of annexing the southern unincorporated portion of Apopka into the City has been an ongoing discussion for many years. It has also been a topic in many of our elected officials’ campaigns. more
Thank you, Mayor and Commissioners, for holding this meeting about the Annexation of "South Apopka".  It is a good start, however, we have more work to do. more
This is the best opportunity to move this generational issue closer to the end zone than it has ever been before. Do not let one single vote on City Council carry the day. more
After a mayoral election loss in March, a vacated commission seat in April, and a special election victory in August, Becker returns to occupy Seat #3 in November. more
The Anti-Defamation League tracked 2,717 antisemitic incidents nationwide in 2021, a 34 percent rise from 2020 to more than seven antisemitic incidents per day. more
In order to put the potential annexation of South Apopka into context, it's important to understand the history of this community and the residents in the southern part of Apopka. more
A story we published last week, "The City of Apopka vs. Dennis New," took an interesting turn this week. We thought it was important to update it, as did Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson. more
Despite school overcrowding, we continue to rubber-stamp new developments at breakneck speeds in Apopka. We keep kicking the can down the road. more
It turns out an unforeseen obstacle got in the way of that date. An Apopka resident contacted members of the City Council and asked them to postpone the workshop. more
At its October 19th meeting, the Apopka City Council will take up an issue both familiar and controversial - the Downtown Apopka Station Street Project. more
Safety should be our top priority, and we must be mindful as a Council as we approve/deny projects to ensure we are not outbuilding our infrastructure. more
Our firefighters will now be able to run calls with three firefighters per apparatus, providing safety for our firefighters and higher-quality service to our residents. more
The debates, discussions, tweaks, and edits typically come during the budget workshops. The hearings should be formalities that the Council agreed on two months ago. more
Michael Duran, the father of deceased firefighter Austin Duran is emphatic about the urgency needed to bring the AFD up to proper safety, training and staffing standards.  more
Every day, you make choices. You choose where you work and what to eat for dinner. You choose your elected officials and where to raise your children. Even right now, … more
You have an opportunity to shift funding in the FY 2022/23 budget to cover three areas that I hope you agree are priorities for Apopka's safety, equity, well-being, and future progress. more
Apopka City Commissioner-Elect Kyle Becker has been on quite the emotional rollercoaster ride these past few months. more
When campaigning crosses the threshold of respect and becomes disrespectful, ALL CITIZENS should be concerned. more
In the Apopka City Commission Seat #3 special election, the tension apparently smoldered for two days after the debate until it escalated into a five-alarm fire. more
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