Florida Environmentalists press Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings to pick a Split Oak supporter for toll-road board

Orange county voters this month overwhelmingly approved a measure that supporters hope could thwart plans to run a new toll road through the Split Oak Forest nature preserve.

Now, those supporters say that referendum should send a strong message to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings — who is about to make a big decision of his own that could impact the future of the controversial toll road.