Political advertisement paid for and approved by Brandon Arrington, Democrat, for Osceola County Commission.
- Opening of Poinciana Parkway giving residents a new way out of their community and reducing daily commute times by up to 30 minutes. Two separate studies are under way on how to connect Poinciana Parkway to I-4 and the Turnpike.
- Osceola County has widened 2 sections of Poinciana Blvd to 4 lanes and added a sidewalk. Making that corridor safer for cars and pedestrians.
- Lynx service has been increased with new routes, decreased wait times and the addition of Sunday service. We have been able to accomplish this with increased funding and cost cutting measures.
- Sunrail is now under construction in Osceola and will be pulling into the station in 2018. This Commuter line will connect to 4 counties and have three stations in Osceola, with the last stop being at Poinciana Industrial Park.
- The Osceola Commission instituted a Mobility Fee so new growth pays their fair share in improving our infrastructure. This new method of collection provides the commission more flexibility in funding road or mass transit improvements.
- Improved the intersection at Old Pleasant Hill and Cypress. By installing a stop light and redesigning the intersection we have been able to cut down on accidents and improve the commute of our residents.
- To connect Poinciana Parkway to I-4 and the Turnpike and change the commute for District 3.
- Create a trail system for pedestrians and cyclists that will highlight and connect our lakes and natural areas.
- Develop a Bus Rapid Transit system on 192 that would connect Sunrail to our Tourist Corridor. This system would help to move visitors and workers alike in an affordable and efficient manner, and help to spur redevelopment in the corridor.
- Partnered with UCF to build the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility. This high tech research facility will house the next wave of technology development focused around Sensor Technology. This partnership has already landed a $30 million dollar grant with MIT to research advanced fabrics.
- In an effort create a better trained workforce Osceola partnered to create two new TECO campuses in Poinciana and St. Cloud. These campuses give students the opportunity to pursue a skilled career.
- Broke ground on a new Valencia Campus on Pleasant Hill road. Seeing the need for more education opportunities Osceola donated 40 acres of land to build a new campus.
- Osceola Provided funding for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs to be expanded in our Middle Schools, this will give our kids an advantage or others in the state.
- Osceola partnered with Osceola School District to help bring Footsteps to Brilliance to our youngest students. This free app is available to all families in Osceola, and works by using technology to make our kids ready for school. The educational games are not only fun, but they improve school readiness for kids 0-3rd grade.
- Valencia and Osceola have collaborated to create the Advanced Manufacturing Training Facility. This campus will begin to train the next wave of workers at our Research Park, and prepare them for high wage jobs.
- Further develop College Station, the new home of Valencia Campus, by creating partnerships with other Higher Learning Organizations to continue building a better educated workforce.
- Work to further the number of high tech, high wage jobs in Osceola by adding to the growing number of Corporate Partners at the FAMR (Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility).
- Built a permanent Health Clinic in Poinciana, to provide low cost health care to our community.
- Successfully lobbied in Tallahassee for the approval of the Poinciana Hospital. I have had the pleasure to serve on their Board of Directors since inception.
- Broke ground on a new Fire Station on Pleasant Hill road. This permanent structure will provide our first responders with a much needed improvement. It will also make our community safer by allowing our first responders to stay in our community during the worst of weather conditions.
- The Commission funded an Eye Glass program for the Seniors in our community. Realizing the gap in Medicare when it comes to vision, Osceola stepped up to make sure our seniors were safe.
- Every year Brandon has supported the Osceola Sheriff’s budget request making sure the safety of our citizens is a priority. We are also working with the Sheriff to create a Training Facility for our current and future officers.
- Created the Central Receiving Center to provide a way to divert the mentally ill from jail. This partnership with Park Place Behavioral will help to assist law enforcement by providing an option to locking up those who should not be.
- Osceola has purchased property to build a new Fire Training Facility to make sure our personnel are adequately prepared.
- Alleviate Homelessness and make sure all families in our Community are safe.