Commissioner Dozier Defends Property Purchase from CRA Developer After Vote

Commissioner Dozier Defends Property Purchase from CRA Developer After Vote

On October 23rd, 2014, the Community Redevelopment Agency voted 7-1 to provide IB Tallahassee, LLC, as the owner of the Doubletree Hotel at Adams Street, up to $682,000 in CRA grant funds. Among those elected officials that voted for the grant was Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier. Less than three months later, public records show […]

FBI Serves City with Subpoenas related to CRA Deals

FBI Serves City with Subpoenas related to CRA Deals

On June 13th, 2107 the FBI served the City of Tallahassee with subpoenas seeking information related to Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) projects and City of Tallahassee activities. See the subpoenas here and here. The subpoenas requested communications, documents, records, bids, applications, or proposals between a number of businesses/individuals and the City of Tallahassee and the […]

Gateway Building Will Not Repay Public Dollar Investment Until 2040

Gateway Building Will Not Repay Public Dollar Investment Until 2040

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the $1.4 million in public funds provided to the owners of the Gateway Building, home to Walgreens until February 21st, will not be completely recovered through property taxes until approximately 2040. This finding is based on financial information provided to TR by officials at the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). To […]

Which Festivals Do Tax Dollars Fund and How Many People Attend?

Which Festivals Do Tax Dollars Fund and How Many People Attend?

The Community Redevelopment Agency, which is composed of City and County Commissioners, recently released their annual report for fiscal year 2015. In the report was a list of “Promotional and Special Events” sponsored by the CRA. During the fiscal year, the CRA sponsored¬†fourteen (14) events with approximately $65,000 in tax dollars. Listed below is a […]