Central Florida amendment roundup: Rent stabilization, transportation tax

ORLANDO, Fla. — Central Florida voters have let their voices be heard on several amendments.


Here are the results from the biggest amendments on this year’s ballot.

ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: Orange County voters reject one-cent transportation surtax

Orange County rent stabilization

A measure to stabilize rent in Orange County is heading toward approval by voters, according to early results.

The rent stabilization was approved with nearly 59% of voters supporting it, according to early poll results.

READ: Florida appeals court rules against Orange County rent control ordinance

An appeals court decision could block the Orange County rent stabilization ordinance that is currently on the ballot.

A panel ruled in favor of Florida realtors and the apartment association that wanted to block the measure.

Orange County transportation tax

Orange County voters shot down a one-cent transportation system surtax Tuesday.

According to early results, 58.46% of voters voted against the penny tax in Orange County.

The 1% sales tax increase would have paid for an expanded bus system, Sunrail system, and road and bike path projects throughout the county.

READ: Orange County sales tax hike campaigns stare down final stretch

Osceola County transportation tax

The Osceola County transportation tax is heading for approval by voters, according to early numbers.

the penny sales tax increase had 57.44% of approval by voters, according to early numbers.

An Osceola County judge recently denied an injunction against the sales tax ballot initiative.

READ: Osceola County judge denies injunction against sales tax ballot initiative

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.