Orange County should end I-Drive’s special tax treatment | Editorial

Orange County’s slavish devotion to funding tourism development has long been a problem, and the International Drive tax district is a glaring example. Millions of dollars that could have gone to alleviating community needs has been siphoned to building projects for tourism, all under the guise that I Drive is “blighted.” It’s time for the county commission to end that slush fund and put the money where all taxpayers can benefit from it.