When there are injustices online we are quick to rally by sharing it and exploiting it but when it happens in our own backyard, we tend to look the other way. That must stop if we must change. We have been advocating in the past for us to attend the city and county council meetings in groups and advocate for the change we want to see in front of the elected officials we trusted and voted to help lead us. Now is the time!
We can meet at town halls, forums and among ourselves but unless we propose our ideas to the elected officials of the local government “on record”, changes will not be made. If we don’t attend meetings we can look up our local officials online and write them with our concerns, there is power in keeping records of our requests. However, we can attend meetings if we swish to do and it’s crucial that we conduct thorough research on each topic we present at meetings and deliver attainable and practical solutions.
Upcoming meeting for the City of Orlando Council is taking place on May 1st, 2018 at City of Orlando at 2:00pm in the Temporary Council Chamber, 1st Floor, City Hall, 400 S. Orange Avenue. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office, 407.246.2251.
Anyone addressing the Orlando City Council must complete an Appearance Request form. The form is available in the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours, and at the City Clerk’s location on the dais in the Council Chambers. If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 407.246.2251.
Upcoming meeting for the Orange County Board of County Commissioner is May 8th, 2018 at 9:00am at the Orange County Government Administration Center, 3rd Floor 201 S Rosalind Ave. Orlando, FL 32802.
Anyone who wishes to address the Board of County Commissioners can do so at http://www.orangecountyfl.net/BoardofCommissioners/BoardAppearanceRequest.aspx#.WuEh_YjwaM8 unless it is within 24 hours of the meeting, if so then it must be done in person.
We encourage EVERYONE to speak!
We will be speaking out on the past injustices we have seen from the police/community relations and some changes we want to see in the local government. We encourage EVERYONE to join us!