What's Hot
What's Going On


Search thousands of events in our database.


Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.


Search hundreds of clubs in our database.


OW on Twitter
OW on Facebook
Print Email


The best and worst of Orlando City Councilwoman Daisy Lynum

As Lynum prepares to retire, we look at the highlights and lowlights of her 16-year tenure

Photo: , License: N/A

There was no beating Lynum for entertainment value at Monday afternoon City Council meetings. Just last month, during contract negotiations for a local service union, Lynum could be seen spouting off sentences like word clouds. An example: “I just don’t like the idea of everywhere. I just didn’t like that whole thing about you punish us when we’re naughty thing, because you want to get paid more,” she said, in reference to a discussion about union negotiations.

She loves you not

You know who Lynum doesn’t love? Reporters. While not returning this scribe’s calls for nearly a decade, she has occasionally avoided him publicly because he smelled of cigarettes. (I’ve since quit smoking. Thanks, Daisy!) But Lynum’s most notable run-in with the fourth estate came when Sentinel writer Mark Schlueb referred to her as “controversial.” “Your description of me as controversial is an inaccurate and negative label of me which I do not appreciate or accept,” she wrote the paper, before launching into a lengthy tirade that traveled past “punitive, mocking and demeaning” before ending up at racism. That’s our Daisy. She will be missed.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus