Orlando Does an About-Face on Facial Recognition Technology

The city’s police department is moving forward with the second phase of testing weeks after the initial pilot program ended amid concerns raised by civil liberties groups.

‘Considerable Dysfunction’ Roils Disney World’s Local Government

There’s been massive turnover in the tech department that serves a heavily-visited Florida locality few tourists have ever heard of.

How More Cities Are Trying to Better Manage Their Nighttime Economies

As Orlando gets its first “bar czar,” other cities focus on balancing quality-of-life issues with supporting businesses that thrive after sundown.

Route Fifty at SXSW: Our Interview With Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

In an interview at SXSW, the mayor Florida's fourth-largest city discusses how city hall is helping to create an “atmosphere of innovation for entrepreneurs” to flourish.

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5 Cities Take Smart City Planning to the Next Level

From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.

Orlando Mayor: Cities Need to Be Better Prepared for Mass Violence

“It’s important that we as mayors begin a larger discourse about how we prepare for and respond to these types of events,” Mayor Buddy Dyer tells the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The ‘Most Difficult Day in the History of Orlando’ Prompted a Massive Intergovernmental Show of Force

America’s deadliest mass shooting required a swift response from state and local agencies and other stakeholders to deal with the immediate danger and to manage the continuing crisis.

Texas Lt. Gov.’s ‘Unfortunate’ Orlando Posts; Backyard Chickens Spread Salmonella in 35 States

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: New Mexico fights endangered wolf releases; Pompton Lakes’ unusable, new dog park; and water testing up among Flint residents.

Cities United in Grief Following Orlando Mass Shooting

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray: “We will stand together and we will be strong” in the face of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Help for California Towns With Dry Wells; Making America More Dementia Friendly Now

Also: Hoping to end the gerrymander in Ohio and working to turnaround the criminal justice disaster in Maryland