Community Voice

The City of Mount Dora would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our city better. Please take a few moments to submit your Community Voice. On this page you can submit ideas for improvements and changes you would like to see implemented within the community; and in turn other residents can comment on your ideas and vote them up or down. We have started the conversation; now sign in and tell us what you think. To see comments or suggestions by others, just click on the initiative or idea title.
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  1. Steampunk Festival

    This seems like a no-brainer! Have an annual Steampunk/Victorian festival in Mount Dora! We will be getting steam train service soon, plus all of the antique shops and the overall 'vintage' appeal...

    Mar 24, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  2. Incentivize landscape and home facade improvements for the historic district

    The city should incentivize the beautification of properties located in the historic district. One example would be to provide some kind of rebate to residents who have made dramatic landscape or...

    Apr 7, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  3. Streetscape the water tower property eyesore

    With all the money and effort being spent on Lincoln and Tremain Greenways, how can we overlook such an eyesore right in the middle of these projects and our neighborhood. Some landscaping to soften...

    Apr 15, 2014 by imfishin2001 (5 points)

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  4. Annual Soap Box Derby

    Due to Mount Dora's unique geography, it would be great to see an annual soap box derby down one of the steeper roads going through downtown.

    Mar 24, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  5. Underbrush clearing on Old 441

    Some of the best vistas of Lake Dora are hidden by the dense underbrush along the railroad tracks on Old US 441 starting around where 6th Ave turns into Helen St. and going west, towards Lakeshore Dr...

    Apr 11, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  6. Downtown Universal WiFi

    My idea is for a universal WiFi network that covers the downtown area. The network would feature a captive portal that provides an overview map of the area along with useful links, before allowing...

    Mar 20, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  7. Pedicab (Bicycle Taxi) service in Downtown

    Pedicabs are bicycle taxis ( that are fun, convenient ways of transporting people over relatively short distances. A pedicab franchise that serves the downtown historic...

    Apr 24, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  8. Finally an Open Container Law

    Tavares has been doing it and now Eustis...yes Eustis finally joined in. When will Mt Dora allow open containers on a weekend so I can walk around and visit different establishments with a drink in...

    Apr 15, 2014 by Mike Kodlowski (14 points)

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  9. Sherry

    On US Hwy 441 heading south, the exit to St Rd 46, should be 2 lanes, one bearing to the right and one going straight to turn left. There is plenty of room to expand the exit. It's ridiculous to wait...

    Jun 9, 2014 by Sheryl Badertscher (5 points)

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  10. Revisit efforts to restore the lustre of Lake Dora

    It seems that prior efforts at restoring the water quality of Lake Dora have faded over time and there is less awareness and emphasis on this important part of the city. The lake should not be green...

    Mar 28, 2014 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  11. Eliminate the tennis court in Donnelly Park

    Donnelly Park is at the heart of our beautiful downtown, and it should be a showcase of beautiful green space. The tennis court makes little sense because it takes a lot of area for the enjoyment of...

    Apr 11, 2015 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  12. Get Orange County to Officially Recognize the parts of MT Dora in its boundary

    Get Orange County to officially recognize the borders of the parts of Mt Dora within Orange County, and perhaps even try to get the city to have rights and limits within orange county, before Apopka...

    Dec 29, 2014 by Robode (5 points)

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  13. Buried utilities along Lake Dora

    Removing the telephone poles and burying the cable along Lakeshore Dr. would dramatically improve the aesthetic of the area. The power lines come into dangerously close contact with the large live...

    Jan 12, 2015 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  14. Video Contest

    The city should hold a video contest the same way it has its photo contests. The videos should showcase the beauty of the Mount Dora area, including nature, people, and historic areas.. There should...

    Jan 12, 2015 by Manbear Pig (260 points)

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  15. New light

    Please put a traffic light at the corner of wild branch and niles/ Britt roads.

    Sep 1, 2019 by Sherri Ryan (5 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  16. Proposed Property Tax Receipt

    Whenever someone complains about some of the inconveniences created by our festivals, we're always told they increase our home values. Now, based on my estimated property tax notice, the city is...

    Sep 4, 2017 by Mount Dora Curmudgeon (5 points)

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  17. Hiring Barista

    Looking for A Barista at One Flight Up Cafe Downtown Mount Dora

    Oct 6, 2023 by Amanda Campos (15 points)

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  18. One Flight Up Downtown Mount Dora

    One Flight Up is now offering catering for any special event ! Give us a call @ (352) 735-1446

    Oct 11, 2023 by Amanda Campos (15 points)

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  19. One Flight Up Cafe Friday Night Fondue!

    As of November ,One Flight Up Cafe will start Fondue on Friday Nights !! Come Check it out In Downtown Mount Dora

    Oct 18, 2023 by Amanda Campos (15 points)

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