Jacobs Says Citrus Bowl Construction in 2014 at State of County Address
Orange County Major Teresa Jacobs announced a target date for restoring the aging Citrus Bowl during her state of the county address. She also touted plans to try and consolidate transportation infrastructure authority.
Jacobs says $175 million dollars in construction should start at the Citrus Bowl in 2014.
County and City of Orlando negotiators have working reconfigure funding for the project in recent weeks.
Jacobs also said local state lawmakers David Simmons and Andy Gardner will be working on a proposal to consolidate transportation infrastructure in Central Florida, " We're exploring a regional transportation authority. Now this is going to be complicated, and quite possibly a little contentious".
Although no specifics were given, Jacobs says such an authority would help coordinate projects being undertaken by the Lynx Regional Bus Service, the Expressway Authority, and Sunrail.
Jacobs says infrastrucutre projects like Sunrail and the Wekiva Parkway are laying the backbone for future growth.
She says plans are in the works to connect Sunrail with Orlando International Airport, The Orange County Convention Center, and eventually the University of Central Florida, Lake Nona, and Innovation Way.
Jacobs also says the state of Orange County Government is strong, and that Orange county is emerging from the depths of recession.
She touted the region’s tourism industry as an economic driver noting millions of dollars brought in annually.
Jacobs pointed to conservative fiscal policies as an underlying reason for continued success in Orange County.
You can listen to the complete address HERE.