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Orange County Mayor Demings commits to better public transit in first mayoral address : In his debut State of the County address, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings committed to raising the minimum wage for county employees to $15 by 2021 and announced a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund better public transportation. Demings' three-pronged speech emphasizing "innovation, collaboration and inclusion" spared the audience inundating statistics and political jargon and instead looked forward with decisive but challenging commitments: ramping up funding for public transportation and raising county employees' minimum hourly pay to $15 by 2021.… Full Article
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