Orange County

Orlando leaders to vote on major safety upgrades to downtown area

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando could decide Monday to transform safety downtown.

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City leaders are set to make their final decisions on some safety upgrades to the downtown area.


Some of the changes are considered minor, others not so much.

Though all agree something needs to be done to stop the crime, the best ways to do that are still up for debate.

One ordinance on the table includes a call for more lighting in dark areas.

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Another plan calls for increased security in parking lots open late at night.

There’s also a recommendation for a new permit for any business trying to stay open after midnight.

It’s all meant to stop violent incidents, like when a gunman opened fire last month on Orange Avenue, hurting seven people, and creating chaos.

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During the last public meeting on the subject, city leaders heard arguments for and against the proposed changes.

Channel 9 will follow Monday’s city meeting and provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.