October 10, 2017

The Robert We Know: A Letter from Former Mayors Hood and Frederick

The upcoming election is an important one in the life of our city. In District 3, it represents a choice between continuing Orlando’s great trajectory over the last decade, or “hitting the reset button.” For us, the decision is clear and easy – we proudly join Mayor Buddy Dyer in endorsing Robert Stuart’s campaign and encourage all in District 3 …

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September 19, 2017

Resilience in the face of Hurricane Irma

Neighbors, my wife Ann and I are praying that you and your family are safe and hopefully cool as we look back over the busy and often stressful initial recovery from Hurricane Irma. Once again, as our city and region faced significant adversity, I am so proud of our ability to come together to help and support our families, friends, …

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July 31, 2017

Faith is a positive (except when it’s in the news)

Dear District 3 Neighbor, There is so much misinformation and division being spread by my opponent’s campaign that it should cause everyone to be concerned. First, I want it known that I believe all people should be people of faith. A deep, abiding faith guides a person to live a better life and to live the teachings of their religion. Faith …

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April 12, 2017

Stuart Votes Against Pay Raise

On Wednesday, Stuart said he has opposed raising the salary for commissioners because he doesn’t think the elected position should be compensated like a full-time job. “I just have felt like the best role I play is to be that part-time commissioner, so I’m in the field, I’m in the community, having to make a living,” he said. Read More …

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March 27, 2017

Stuart on What Your Taxes Pay For

If you are a property owner in the city of Orlando, you know that every summer you receive a TRIM (truth in millage) notice, which outlines what your anticipated rates will be for each jurisdiction that levies taxes on your property. In the City Beautiful, that means you pay taxes to Orlando, Orange County and the St. John’s River Water …

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September 29, 2016

Orlando Police Department talks about crime in College Park

Mark Twain said, “Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.” Fact: residential burglaries and car break-ins are down in College Park from last year. Reality: one review of the social media site Nextdoor and one can see a crime has been committed virtually every day during the month of September in College Park. Orlando Police Captain Sue Brown, who …

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July 5, 2016

After Pulse, Stuart Promotes Acts of Kindness

Last month our City experienced the most horrific tragedy in our history.  But in a few short hours, days, weeks, we have continued to prove that we will rise from the ashes, and that this single event will not define us.  The outpouring to my office of individuals, groups, families, churches, faith-based organizations, and businesses wanting to help was awe inspiring, …

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November 9, 2015

Preventing homelessness pays dividends to community

More than 20 years ago, a group of social-service agencies was formed at the Christian Service Center to provide more resources that would prevent homelessness. This group, the Emergency Services Network, is made up of partners like the Salvation Army, Kissimmee Ministerial Association, Catholic Charities, the Heart of Florida United Way and others. The Christian Service Center, working together with these great …

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