Osceola County commissioners recently approved a measure to place specific sites on a “target list” for the Environmental Lands Conservation Program created by the county. This week, a new piece of property has been added to the list as a result of a county purchase.
Lake County announces the sale of approximately $84 million in capital-improvement revenue bonds. The Series 2007 Bonds will be payable from and secured by the proceeds of the local government half-cent sales tax and received by the County under Chapter 218, Part VI, of Florida Statutes. That half-cent sales tax was voted and approved recently by Lake County citizens.
In a move supported by most citizens, the Osceola County commission recently approved a measure to place specific sites on a “target list” for the Environmental Lands Conservation Program created by the county. The effort is a move in part to preserve land from overdevelopment and to instead preserve its use for future parks and greenways.
In a move to put a stop to declining tourism numbers, Osceola County has pledged its support for additional funding to the Visit Florida program. The Florida association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (FACVB) has joined with Visit Florida to convince the State Legislature to appropriate an additional $59 million for tourism marketing. This total does not include the $25million currently appropriated to the funds for tourism marketing. The FACVB is tasked with seeking out the approval of local communities and counties in support of this increase in spending.