Interview with Tony Ortiz on June 13, 2017, Segment 12
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-
Ortiz describes the demographics of his Orlando district as predominantly Hispanic, and the need for safer areas in the community. He explains that he has organized leaders’ coalitions and created the Gateway Orlando District to get rid of negative pockets of drugs and crime in the area. By doing so, new shopping centers, health facilities and gastronomic places are moving to the area, opening up 1,500 new jobs for employment.
June 13, 2017, Recording date
Location of interview
Neighborhoods, Employment, Drugs, Community
Related PlacesOrlando, FL
(interview location), Orlando, FL
2008 – 2017, Date mentioned
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Tony Ortiz on June 13, 2017, Segment 12: TOrt.2017.06.13.12. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Sep 2020.
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