Orlando leaders to vote on safety upgrades for downtown businesses – WFTV

ORLANDO, Fla. — Safety improvements are on the Orlando City Council’s agenda on Monday. If approved, downtown businesses could get cameras, metal detectors and ID scanners in a bid to boost security.

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Wall Street chief executive Pat Griffin said adding cameras throughout downtown could help bolster security.

Eyewitness News has reported several shootings in the city center in recent months.

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

Also on the agenda is a proposal to extend a moratorium on downtown speakers that has been in place for six months. The idea was to try and curb loud music downtown to see if that would help deter violence.

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

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David H. Henry