At their next meeting, the Tallahassee City Commission will vote on non-binding resolutions that support the establishment of a children’s services council and new firearms regulations.
The Children’s Services Council
At their last meeting, the Board of County Commissioners of Leon County considered an agenda item regarding a 2018 ballot initiative that establishes an independent special district with taxing authority for the purpose of providing funding for children’s services throughout the county. This matter is scheduled for public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners on June 19, 2018.
Florida Statutes provides counties with the authority to create a special district by ordinance upon approval by the local electorate to annually levy ad valorem taxes not to exceed the maximum of 0.5 mills. The creation such a district in Leon County could lead to $7-8 million in new taxes to finance an organization with the sole mission of addressing children issues.
On Wednesday, April 11th, the Tallahassee City Commission will vote to enact the following resolution:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the City Commission of the City of Tallahassee recommends and supports the ordinance being considered by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners that, if approved by the electors on November 6, 2018, will establish and provide funding for the Children’s Services Council of Leon County.
Also on the city’ agenda is a resolution addressing firearm regulations.
The resolution acknowledges tragedies that include the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the shootings at the Ft. Lauderdale Airport in 2017 and the Orlando Pulse Nightclub in 2016.
The resolution encourages the adoption of reasonable firearms regulations which may include universal background checks, waiting periods for the purchase of firearms, restrictions on the sale and possession of military-style assault firearms and high-capacity magazines.
The resolution also call for measures to limit access to firearms by persons suffering from mental illness and asks the state and federal governments develop effective strategies and provide funding for local safety programs.
Finally, the resolution calls for the Florida Legislature to repeal statutes that preempts firearm regulation exclusively to the state.
This “Childrens’ Services district” is just another COT ploy to extract even more money (in the form of “taxes”) from the citizens. Won’t surprise me a bit if several construction projects, new “property developments”, and public relations campaigns for this “Children’s Services district” are magically and urgently required in a short time. All with several COT commissioner’s and gillum’s customary bid-rigged, payola-loaded “approvals”. Sadly that’s the way this town’s govt. runs. Hopefully, the FBI will bring a stunning and punitive halt to all that.
I heard on the radio this morning that gillum said he’ll pass “common-sense” gun legislation. Again, liberal codespeak implying that anyone who disagrees with their gun-ban (and eventual gun confiscation) mantra lacks common sense. Ironic language for gillum, since most people with possess common sense don’t vote for liberals. Common-Sense people also tend to raise and assume responsibility for their own children, which gets back to the “Children’s Services” COT tax-hike ploy.
Absolutely no more taxes for any do-gooder projects in Leon County !! Children have all the county /taxpayer care products that are needed. Teach the parents how to get off their butts and provide for what they created—do not depend on the “”village”” to raise your off spring—Amen .
Hear! Hear!! Why would this be just for property owners anyway? So unnecessary and just more money going into the bottomless pit of “the nanny state”. Start holding parentS responsible for their little darlings. Yes that is a plural – it takes TWO to tango. Some people LOVE to tango, but they don’t want to be bothered with the end results – THAT needs to change!
Just more smoke by the weak city commission and a crooked mayor. The city can pass all the gun regulation it wants tho the first time they try to actually enforce 1. The tax payers are going to take it the wallet. Makes you wonder who votes these people in ? They are so bad the FBI had to open a local office just to cut down on all the travel expense
“Reasonable” Firearms regulation is Liberal codespeak, just as when the Liberals refer to “Common Sense” Gun Legislation – implying that their confiscation and banning of all guns is mainstream America “common sense”. If any of the Commissioners had bothered to look, they’d know that there already ARE waiting periods for the purchase of most firearms, unless you have a FL Concealed Carry license, which means you already have gone through the extensive FBI background check and fingerprint database. All that said, I don’t have a problem with highly extensive background checks for military-style assault weapons or especially high-capacity magazines, but I do have a problem with Liberals being able to “classify” guns – one way or another, they’d eventually declare most all types of guns as “military style”. Give a Liberal an inch, and they’ll demand their own way completely.
Won’t surprise me a bit if the NRA files a lawsuit on any COT “regulation” that is in conflict with standing FL state laws and/or Federal laws or Constitutional rights. The US Supreme Court already ruled that it’s illegal to have any local Regulations or Laws that are in conflict with the 2nd Amendment (Heller vs. District of Columbia). No wonder the COT wants FL to repeal any statutes that prevents them from making local gun regulations! We can’t have any silly limits on local regulations now, can we?
By the way, it was obama’s “Promise” program that kept the Florida school shooter’s record out of the criminal justice database – that’s why the shooter passed a background check. You want blame for that tragedy? It was obama’s program that directly prevented the gun background check system from working and preventing the shooter’s purchase of guns. Another Liberal policy that cost innocent lives.
These “Commissioners” should be glad tar and feathering has gone out of style. I don’t think they have a clue how angry the electorate is.
Joe such wisdom and truth in your spot on short and on the money statement above “I don’t think they have a clue how angry the electorate is.”
You got my vote Sir!
Let’s us pray our Commissioners, insiders, media, and each and every Usual Suspect get 8itch slapped the same way that Hillary got 8itch slapped late on election eve!!!
Cleaned it up with that “8” in case we have any up and coming children in our reading audience!!
Joe – and or any other Candidates – when elected – please consider and act on what the Atlanta new Mayor did: have everyone tender their resignation notices (from so called Leadership Team) and then decide who – if any you will keep? Thank you!