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Orlando Delays Decision To Buy Pulse Nightclub

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Orlando commissioners voted to delay for one month a decision on whether the city should buy the Pulse nightclub to create a memorial, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

 

Mayor Buddy Dyer opted to delay a vote that had been scheduled for Monday. Dyer said he wants to form a committee to work on plans for the memorial.

 

The city had a tentative contract to buy Pulse for $2.25 million, about $600,000 more than what the night club was appraised for before the shooting.

 

 “Due to the significance of this site, the Mayor believes it is appropriate to finalize the memorial process prior to purchasing Pulse,” the city said in a statement. “By deferring today’s agenda items the City can bring forward the purchase of the Pulse property and memorial process at the same time.”

 

Still, Dyer writes in a memo that, like it or not, Pulse is now a part of Orlando’s history.

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Health News Florida reporter Abe Aboraya works for WMFE in Orlando. He started writing for newspapers in high school. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2007, he spent a year traveling and working as a freelance reporter for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, and working for local news websites in the San Francisco Bay area. Most recently Abe worked as a reporter for the Orlando Business Journal. He comes from a family of health care workers.