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May 7, 2021
Officials: Orange County tourism numbers showing signs of life
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON NEWS 13 ORLANDO

 

May 6, 2021
Orange County tourism tax revenue saw first increase since pandemic began
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

May 6, 2021
Orange County resort taxes show biggest jump yet since pandemic
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

 

March 1, 2021
WESH2: Audit: Guardian program lacks proper oversight
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH2

 

March 1, 2021
WFTV: Issues with case management found in audit of Orange County’s court guardianship program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WFTV.COM

 

March 1, 2021
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange clerk failed to adequately monitor guardianship cases before Fierle scandal, audit finds
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

March 1, 2021
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Audit: Little Oversight of Orange County’s Guardianship Program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

March 1, 2021
WKMG NEWS 6: Audit finds missteps in Orange County Clerk of Courts handling of guardianship cases
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

February 9, 2021
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County tourist tax sees eighth straight month of increased collections
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

February 8, 2021
FOX 35 ORLANDO: Orange County tourism tax revenue up
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

February 8, 2021
WKMG NEWS 6: Orange County tourism taxes down 59% in December compared to 2019
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

January 25, 2021
WKMG NEWS 6: Super Bowl won’t be tourism touchdown for Central Florida
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

January 22, 2021
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County considers cuts to non-urgent construction, more in next budget
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

January 7, 2021
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County tourist tax collections up in November for 7th straight month
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

December 8, 2020
WESH2: October’s tax revenue on Orange County’s hotels down $17M
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

December 8, 2020
YAHOONEWS: Orange’s tourist taxes in October worst since 9/11 attacks
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON YAHOO.COM

 

December 7, 2020
SPECTRUMNEWS13: Pandemic Costs Orange County Tens of Millions of Dollars in Tax Revenue
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

December 7, 2020
WKMG NEWS 6: Orange County reports increase in tourism taxes for 6th straight month
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

December 4, 2020
WKMG NEWS 6: Visit Orlando hopes to see more travelers as holidays approach
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

November 10, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Orange Tourist-Tax Collections Down $116 Million for Fiscal Year, Comptroller Says
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

November 10, 2020
WKMG NEWS6: Added Orlando flights bring hope for tourism industry
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

November 10, 2020
WESH2: Orange County officials prepare for holiday tourism as COVID-19 cases grow
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

November 10, 2020
WFTV: Over the years many major projects in Orlando been made possible with tourism dollars
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE ON TVEYES.COM

 

November 10, 2020
TELEMUNDO: Autoridades de orange están a la expectativa ante la llegada de la época del año que recupera la recuperación económica
WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE ON TVEYES.COM

 

November 9, 2020
WKMG NEWS6: Orange County comptroller sees signs of hope after September hotel stays bring in $7 million
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

October 20, 2020
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County Convention Center slashes utilities prices to lure business, audit finds
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 20, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Orange County Convention Center May Have Missed Out on More Than $2M in Revenue
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

October 6, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: August 2020 Tourist Development Tax Encouraging for Orange County Leaders
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

October 5, 2020
WESH2: Comptroller: Orange County’s economy improving but not significantly
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

October 5, 2020
WKMG NEWS6: Orange County tourism tax dollars see Labor Day boost but final phase of reopening brings uncertainty
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

October 5, 2020
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Tourist taxes in Orange County still down but officials see ‘encouraging signs’
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 6, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Strong Holiday Weekend For Parks, But What Does Future Hold?
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

September 4, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Judge Blocks Legal Challenge to Orange Mask Mandate
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

September 3, 2020
WKMG NEWS6: ‘Do not make the same mistakes:’ Orange County residents urged to be safe over Labor Day weekend
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

September 3, 2020
WKMG NEWS6: Disney gave Orange County tourism tax dollars a boost but there’s still a long way to go
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

July 2, 2020
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County resort tax collections plummet in May
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

July 1, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Orange County’s tourism taxes down 95% in May, a minor improvement from April
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

July 1, 2020
FLORIDA POLITICS: Another bad month for tourism: Orange County’s tax receipts down 95% in May
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM

 

July 1, 2020
WESH2: Orange County tourism spending down 95% from last year
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

June 4, 2020
BOND BUYER: Pandemic decimates central Florida tourist tax collections
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

 

June 3, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Orange County’s tourist tax collection drops 97% to new record low amid coronavirus closures
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

June 3, 2020
FOX35: Orange County reports 97% decrease in ‘resort tax’ revenue for April
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

May 27, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Central Florida’s Hospitality Industry Could Take Years to Recover Economically, Experts Say
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

May 26, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: April Could be Worst Month on Record for Orange County Resort Tax Revenue
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

May 12, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Mall at Millenia Reopens Giving Way to Sales Tax Revenue Rebound
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

May 11, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Orange County Tourism Tax Money Sees Largest Drop in History
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

May 11, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Orange County’s tourist tax collections saw largest 1-month drop
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

April 15, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Orlando Tourism Leaders Brace for Hotel Tax Revenue Drop
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

April 9, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Universal Orlando theme parks will remain closed through May; employees face pay cuts, furloughs
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

April 7, 2020
WESH: Orange County’s tourist tax revenue to take a plunge
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

April 6, 2020
CLICK ORLANDO: Coronavirus damages to Orange County tourism tax will likely exceed post 9/11, officials warn
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

March 6, 2020
WESH: Orange County Convention Center cancellations rack up amid coronavirus fears
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

February 19, 2020
FOX35: Orange County to crack down on red light runners
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

February 18, 2020
WFTV: Red Light Cameras
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

February 18, 2020
SPECTRUM NEWS: Inconsistencies in red-light camera program
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

February 18, 2020
WESH: Audit reveals problems with Orange County red light camera program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

February 18, 2020
WKMG: Red light runners getting pass to break law, Orange County Comptroller says
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

February 18, 2020
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Audit finds fault with Orange County’s red-light camera program
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

January 8, 2020
WMFE: Audit: Eatonville’s CRA Violated State Law, Policy by Approving Former Mayor’s Construction Loan
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WMFE.ORG

 

January 2, 2020
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County tourist tax collections up in November
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

December 30, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange comptroller audit finds improper spending by Eatonville community redevelopment agency
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 22, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL:  AdventHealth outlines guardianship changes after paying disgraced guardian nearly $4 million
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 18, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Comptroller Diamond gives back $6.2 million to Orange County
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 16, 2019
ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER: Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond Saves Over $6.2 Million for Orange County Taxpayers
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

November 13, 2019
ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER: Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond Sponsoring 2019 Annual Financial Reports Photo Contest
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

November 7, 2019
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Hurricane Dorian left mark on Orange County resort tax collections
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

November 6, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Hurricane Dorian hits hotel tax revenue in Orange County
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 1, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: AdventHealth to turn over more records regarding relationship with ex-guardian Rebecca Fierle
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 30, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Online Auctions are a bonanza for Orange County, offer bargains for bidders
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 10, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Ex-guardian Rebecca Fierle charged Altamonte Springs facility $100K, illegally pocketed refunds, investigation finds
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 10, 2019
WESH 2: Judge looks to make changes guardianship program following Fierle case
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

October 2, 2019
DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL: Guardian in Volusia elder cases under criminal investigation over DNRs
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON NEWS-JOURNALONLINE.COM

 

September 30, 2019
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Watchdog: In Short Hearing, Fierle Given Guardianship Over Patient
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

September 30, 2019
NEWS 6: Elder Affairs secretary describes shock of learning allegations against state guardian
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

September 26, 2019
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Here’s how Orlando’s hotel industry fared in first 8 months of 2019
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

September 18, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: After Rebecca Fierle scandal, Central Florida judge requires hearing before guardians file ‘do not resuscitate’ orders
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 17, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Probe found guardian Rebecca Fierle billed AdventHealth nearly $4 million. Invoices show the total could be higher
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 16, 2019
WESH 2: Key order issued in Fierle case
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

September 13, 2019
BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW: Embattled guardian accused of improperly billing AdventHealth nearly $4M
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BECKERSHOSPITALREVIEW.COM

 

September 13, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Florida’s guardianship system for elders needs guarding of its own
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 12, 2019
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Watchdog: Embattled Guardian Paid Nearly $4M by AdventHealth, Did Not Notify Court
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

September 12, 2019
WKMG NEWS: Embattled Orlando guardian didn’t report $4 million billed to AdventHealth, report finds
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

September 11, 2019
FLORIDA NATIONAL NEWS: One-on-One with Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond | FNN Politics & Power
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON YOUTUBE.COM

 

September 06, 2019
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  Orange County’s mid-summer resort tax revenue remains strong
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

September 05, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County tourism taxes jump in July
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

August 16, 2019
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Watchdog: Private Investigator Accused Embattled Guardian of Fraud Years Ago
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

August 07, 2019
SPECTRUM NEWS 13: Watchdog: Orange County Not Properly Investigating All Dog Bite Cases, Suggests Audit
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON MYNEWS13.COM

 

August 05, 2019
FLORIDA TREND: June 2019 Tourist Development Tax Collections Orange County, Florida
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FLORIDATREND.COM

 

August 02, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Florida professional guardian Rebecca Fierle: Devoted or dangerous? |Exclusive
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 31, 2019
WESH 2: Florida Guardians operate in legal gray areas
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

July 29, 2019
NEWS 6: Central Florida guardian is a no show in Volusia County court
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

July 26, 2019
NEWS 6: Florida guardian resigns from all cases amid state criminal investigation
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

July 26, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Florida Elder Affairs chief announces ‘immediate’ changes as embattled Orlando guardian Rebecca Fierle resigns from all cases
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 19, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Unauthorized DNRs spark concerns for other clients of Orlando guardian – ‘I don’t want to die’|Exclusive
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO.SENTINEL.COM

 

July 10, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County’s comptroller’s audit recommends transparency requirements for Visit Orlando
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO.SENTINEL.COM

 

July 2, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County’s outdated fuel-tracking system led to errors. New automated system should improve accuracy, officials say
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO.SENTINEL.COM

 

June 4, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Easter boosts Orange County hotel tax revenue
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO.SENTINEL.COM

 

May 30, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County Fire Rescue’s fuel-dispensing operation improves but it’s not perfect, new audit finds
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

May 4, 2019
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Orange County hotel tax revenue comes in flat for March
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

May 3, 2019
ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Orange County resort tax collections remain flat for March
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

April 29, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Virtual auctions of surplus property paying off for Orange County, Comptroller says

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

April 4, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax revenue up again after January drop off

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

March 5, 2019

ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  Orange County’s tourist tax revenue fell for 1st time since 2016. Here’s why there’s no need to panic.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

February 22, 2019

WESH – New report raises concern over security at Orange County government buildings

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON WESH.COM

 

February 22, 2019

SHORT-TERM RENTALZ (BLOG) – TripAdvisor starts collecting TDTs on rentals

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON SHORTTERMRENTALZ.COM

 

February 21, 2019

FOX35 – Sheriff’s memo underscores concern over courthouse security

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON FOX35.COM

 

February 20, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL – TAKING NAMES:  Security lapses

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 20, 2019

WKMG – Random tests find Orange County courthouse security ‘unsatisfactory’

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

February 14, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County audit finds flaws with private security at courthouse, county buildings

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 14, 2019

CLICK ORLANDO:  Some guards at Orange County facilities were not property trained, audit finds

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

February 14, 2019

FOX35:  Audit questions security at Orange County buildings

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

February 12, 2019

ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER:  Orange County Comptroller’s Office Signs Voluntary Collection Agreement With Tripadvisor And Its Affiliates

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

February 12, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  TripAdvisor joins growing list of home-share platforms paying tourism taxes in Orange County

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 11, 2019

ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  County inks tourist tax deal with TripAdvisor

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

February 5, 2019

ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  Orange County hotel tax collections bump up in December

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

February 5, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax generates $23.5 million in December

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

January 29, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Airbnb Florida annual tax bill nearly doubles, pays $2.4 million to Orange County

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

January 22, 2019

WFTV:  Orange County Comptroller Audit Looks at County Utilities Labor Practices

VIEW THE FULL NEWS REPORT HERE ON WFTV.COM

 

January 2, 2019

ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  Orange County resort taxes for Thanksgiving holiday see good bump

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

January 2, 2019

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  ‘Thanksgiving season was very good for Orange County’s tourism economy,’ comptroller says

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

December 5, 2018

ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL:  7 things to know today and when Disney Springs’ Cirque du Soleil will debut its new show

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO BIZJOURNALS.COM

 

December 3, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax generates $23.7M in October

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 20, 2018

FLORIDA POLITICS:  HomeAway signing tourist tax collection agreements

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FLORIDAPOLITICS.COM

 

November 7, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax revenue up 8.6 percent for fiscal year

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 6, 2018

ORANGETV:  Active Lifestyles | Property Fraud Alerts

SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE ON YOUTUBE.COM

 

October 23, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Audit of Orange County road impact fees finds $400k in assessment, calculation errors

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 23, 2018

FOX35:  Error means refunds could be owed to Orange County builders

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

October 2, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County Comptroller’s Office hits milestone – 22 million records logged

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

October 2, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Tourist tax increases but misses projections in August

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 24, 2018

WKMG:  Your identity was stolen.  Now what do you do?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

September 4, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County tourist tax revenue rises 7 percent

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

September 4, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Rolls of red carpet, computers, weed-whackers among items up for bid in Orange County Comptroller’s surplus property auction

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

August 30, 2018

WKMG:  Orange County Comptroller to sell off surplus supplies in auction

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

August 2, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax revenue jumps 16 percent in June

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 2, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Hotel tax revenue keeps growing in Orange County

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

June 13, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Dangerous dog rules at Orange County Animal Services are all bark, no bite, audit says

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

June 13, 2018

FOX35:  Official:  Dangerous dog investigations in Orange County inadequate

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

June 5, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax revenue falls flat in April

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

May 25, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Home-sharing platform for gay men misterb&b to start paying Orange County taxes

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

May 3, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Spring break spurs jump in Orange County hotel tax revenue

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

April 12, 2018

WESH2:  Universal acquires new Orlando property for possible fourth theme park.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

April 3, 2018

WESH2:  Orange County rolls out new property fraud protection program

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESH.COM

 

April 2, 2018

ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER:  Orange County Comptroller Fraud Alert Program Announces Open Session

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

March 29, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Going once, going twice:  Orange County holds its final live auction

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

March 28, 2018

FOX35:  Last Chance for Orange County Surplus Auction approaching

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

March 19, 2018

WKMG:  Orange County fraud warning counters property records thieves

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

March 12, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County hotel tax revenue jumps 15 percent

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 15, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange Comptroller asks county to return $800,000 in Sanford Burnham incentives to taxpayers

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 9, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County tourism-tax revenue grows again

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

January 5, 2018

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Disney sells discounted Florida resident tickets; Orange County hotel tax revenue is up

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

November 3, 2017

ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER:  Orange County Comptroller Phil Diamond Saves Over $4.7 Million

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

October 13, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Visit Orlando audit could take a year

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 21, 2017

WKMG:  Taxpayer property disappears from government facilities

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON CLICKORLANDO.COM

 

July 19, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Audit finds problems at Orange County Convention Center

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 14, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Trucks, jail washing machines up for bid at Orange online auction

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

July 7, 2017

FOX35: Missing money from convention center parking lot

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35

 

June 9, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange Finds Loopholes in how it combats unlicensed contractors

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

June 8, 2017

FOX35:  Orange County auction going online

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON FOX35ORLANDO.COM

 

June 4, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  X-ray machine, 50,000 chairs can be yours at Orange surplus warehouse

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

April 3, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Tourist development tax increases in February

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

May 4, 2017

ORLANDO POLITICAL OBSERVER:  Phil Diamond wants inter-local agreement to investigate fraud in Orange County’s incorporated municipalities

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDO-POLITICS.COM

 

May 2, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Tourist-tax collections up 2.7 in March

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

March 26, 2017

WEST ORLANDO NEWS:  Orange County Comptroller Collects Over Half Million For Local Taxpayers In Auction Sale

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON WESTORLANDONEWS.COM

 

March 2, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County tourist tax collection up in January

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM

 

February 2, 2017

ORLANDO SENTINEL:  Orange County tourist tax collection dips in December

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE ON ORLANDOSENTINEL.COM