Happening today: Orlando leaders to vote on safety improvements for downtown businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. — On Monday, safety improvements are on the agenda for the Orlando City Council. If approved, downtown businesses could get cameras, metal detectors and ID scanners in an effort to boost security.

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Wall Street General Manager Pat Griffin said adding more cameras throughout downtown could help beef up security.

Eyewitness News has reported on several shootings in the downtown area in recent months.

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On Monday afternoon, city leaders are set to talk about an incentive program that would budget $500,000 from the community redevelopment agency.

Also on the agenda, a proposal to extend a speaker moratorium downtown that’s been in place for the last six months. The idea was to try to curb loud music downtown to see if it would help deter violence.

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City leaders said they want more time to see if it worked.

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