This Week’s Local Government Preview

The Leon County Board of County Commission will have a workshop on Tuesday to address the Fiscal 2014 Budget. After the workshop, the Board will hold their regular commission meeting. Among the issues addressed will be a proposed Infrastructure Agreement related to the Orchard Pond Toll Roads.

On Wednesday there is a CRA Board meeting at City Hall. The CRA Board will be given an update on the Performing Arts Center proposal. Also, the Board will vote to spend $150,000 to lease 15 parking spaces from College Town, LLC and $35,000 for the preparation and receipt of a reconnaissance and strategic assessment for downtown Tallahassee by Live Work Learn Play, Inc.

On Wednesday night, the City Commission will hold their regular meeting. Among the issues to be voted on is a staff proposal to execute a two year extension to the option agreement with McKibbon Hotel Group (MHG) and the City of Tallahassee to purchase a piece of property on the corner of Tennessee and Monroe.

MHG indicated that real estate and financial conditions had not allowed them to secure the financing for construction of the office building and they needed additional time to develop the project. MHG shared that they are exploring other possible uses for the site, such as an additional hotel, because conditions are still not favorable for new office construction in the downtown.

On Thursday, the Citizens Ethics Panel will meet at City Hall to continue to formulate their recommendation on a new ethics policy for the City. The issues scheduled to be discussed are voting conflicts and campaign finance.

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