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Environmental Streamlining Task Force
Reduce Duplication and Improve the Permitting Process


Environmental Streamlining: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs established the Environmental Streamlining Task Force to review the County's environmental permitting regulations with the goal of reducing duplication and improving the permitting process. The stated mission of the Task Force is: Promote job growth and sustainable economic development to enhance community well-being by streamlining environmental related processes and customer service while ensuring our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Meeting Schedule

ESTF has concluded.

Previous meeting information and public comments submitted

Final Recommendation List

The Environmental Streamlining Task Force has made the following recommendations for consideration. The Task Force Chair, Anthony Cotter, will give the Orange County Board of County Commissioners a presentation on the progress of the Task Force on July 10, 2012, during the Discussion Agenda.


  • Anthony Cotter, Attorney (Chair) *non-voting
  • Linda Stewart, Citizen (Vice Chair)
  • Kathleen Hale, Consultant
  • Dominique Buhot, Small Business Owner
  • Alexis Preisser, HBA/ Consultant
  • Maurice L. Pearson, Consultant
  • Richard Van Slyke, Citizen
  • John Miklos, Consultant
  • Anna Long, Attorney
  • Sheila Cichra, Marine Contractor

Alternate Member

  • Dr. Jeff Flowers, Small Business Owner

Contact Us

Environmental Streamlining Task Force
Regulatory and Legislative Manager
Environmental Protection Division
800 Mercy Drive, Suite 4
Orlando, FL 32808

Phone: (407) 836-1412
Cell: (321) 689-8641
Fax: (407) 836-1499

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.