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MISSION

The mission of the Orlando Downtown Development Board (DDB) is to strengthen the role of Downtown Orlando as the economic, governmental and cultural center of Central Florida. The DDB is responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the City’s core area redevelopment and development program.

DESCRIPTION

The Downtown Development Board (DDB) is a five member board and agency of the City of Orlando that was created by Special Act of the Florida Legislature in 1971 (codified as Chapter 18 of the Charter of the City of Orlando). The Board meets the fourth Wednesday in every month, plans and projects designed to stimulate private investment are implemented within the 1,000 acre boundary.

The Board was created to give property owners within the Orlando Central City Neighborhood Development Area a vehicle to directly impact revitalization of the area and preserve property values and prevent future and reduce present deterioration within the Area.  Board members are appointed for three year terms by the Mayor of the City of Orlando with the concurrence of City Council. The Board levies an ad valorem tax within the Area of one mill on each dollar of tax base.  The Board’s fiscal year is the same as that of the City of Orlando, October 1-September 30.  As a Florida special district, a unit of special purpose local government, Part III, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, provides general pertinent ethics rules applicable to the DDB.

Resources:

The remaining regularly scheduled meetings of the Board for 2017 will commence at 3:00 p.m. December 6, 2017.

Current board members are:

  • Wendy Connor, Chair – True Marketing
  • William “Bill” Lambert, Vice Chair – Red Lobster
  • Robert “Doug” Taylor – Church Street Entertainment
  • James “Jamie”  Barati – Cite Partners, LLC

To request meeting minutes and agendas from previous months, please e-mail Ashley Edwards at Ashley.Edwards@downtownorlando.com.

Downloads

PDF File DDB Agenda, November 7, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Minutes, September 27, 2017 Download
PDF File Annual Report 2015-2016 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, September 27, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, August 30, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, August 30, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, July 26, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, July 26, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, June 28, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, June 28, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, May 31, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, May 31, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, April 26, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, April 26, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, February 22, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, February 22, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, January 25, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, January 25, 2017 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, December 7, 2016 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, December 7, 2016 Download
PDF File DDB Meeting Minutes, October 26, 2016 Download
PDF File DDB Agenda, October 26, 2016 Download
PDF File DDB-CRA Budget Workshop Minutes 2017-2018 Download
PDF File DDB-CRA Budget Workshop Agenda 2017-2018 Download

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