A week after the Leon County Commission voted 4-2 to keep parks closed to sporting events except for cross country, the City of Tallahassee is scheduled to take up a staff recommendation that would cancel city sponsored fall sports which include flag football and baseball.
However, Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey has stated that he will vote against the recommendation.
During his monthly appearance on the Morning Show with Preston Scott on Tuesday, Dailey said that he has consulted with medical professionals, mental health professionals and others and he believes “we should play.”
The item before the Tallahassee City Commission on Wednesday recommends not hosting organized sports at City facilities this fall, including football, cheerleading, volleyball, baseball and softball.
Dailey said he is not sure where his colleagues are on the issue, but he plans to discuss an alternative recommendation.
Dailey addressed several other issues during his appearance.
Dailey said he approved of the handling of the recent protests by the local law enforcement while supporting the right to protest. He pointed out that we cannot tolerate behavior that impacts public safety.
Dailey also reiterated his support for the creation of a Children Services Council through a voter initiative which is on the November ballot. If approved, a new property tax would generate approximately $8 million per year for children services programs.
And finally, Dailey acknowledged a recent increase in violent crime in Tallahassee and stated that it is something that we must deal with in a very challenging environment.