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Breaking News: Apopka City Council shoots down public comments ordinance


In a long and heated discussion that included two hours of presentations, comments and debates, the Apopka City Council failed to pass Ordinance 2931, a public comments ordinance to codify a 2016 resolution on the same subject.

In a 2-2 vote, Commissioners Nick Nesta and Diane Velazquez voted against the ordinance, while Commissioner Alexander H. Smith and Mayor Bryan Nelson voted in favor. Commissioner Doug Bankson did not attend the meeting due to a COVID-19 diagnosis.

In 2016, the Council passed Resolution 2016-16. This was the first attempt to codify or alter the rules of public comments since that resolution.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated by The Apopka Voice in a future edition.


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  • MamaMia

    Commissioner Bankson, I hope you are well, and not suffering with the covid 19 effects too badly. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and take care, and best wishes to your family also.

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  • CSulli

    Some of us weren't active in Apopka community in 2016. What was Resolution 2016-16 that was passed in 2016 that was not codified at the recent meeting?

    Thursday, May 19 Report this