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.


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