Commissioner Bakari F. Burns was first elected to Orlando City Council in 2019. Prior to his election to the Council, Commissioner Burns served on the Orlando municipal planning board, where he co-wrote Orlando’s Housing First Plan. Commissioner Burns has a plan to build affordable homes on empty, bank-owned lots in the district, building partnerships with the tourism industry in Orlando. He’s against gentrification and in favor of low-income families not being priced out of the home buying market. Commissioner Burns will continue to be champion for his constituents when re-elected to the Orlando City Council.