The 2004 Orange County Charter Review Commission placed a charter amendment on the November 2004 ballot to create an Orange County/City of Orlando Consolidation of Services Study Commission. The amendment (PDF) was approved by voters in the November general election.
On January 11, 2005, the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance (PDF) to implement the approved charter amendment. The Orange County/City of Orlando Consolidation of Services Study Commission is composed of 11 members: 5 members appointed by Orange County, 4 members appointed by the City of Orlando, and 2 members appointed by the Orange County Legislative Delegation.
The charge of the Commission is to conduct a comprehensive study of the consolidation of City of Orlando and Orange County government services and to provide a report to the city and county with specific findings and recommendations regarding efficiencies in service delivery, economies of scale, opportunities for enhanced intergovernmental cooperation between the two local government and other related issues.