Ocala is spotlighting racial issues by responding with racial harmony discussion and cultural awareness. The City of Ocala held an open annual task force meeting at the Ocala Police Department today to promote unity between different cultures in the community. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis reports how Ocala is making sure to keep its diverse community inclusive and interactive despite racial differences.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRacialHarmonywrapdl.mp3]
Some mayors, particularly those aligned with the Democratic Party, decried Republican-led preemptions as a power grab against local government's ability to control a potential resurgence of the coronavirus but also restrict their ability to respond to future public health emergencies.