City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow, who recently called for the end to three major Blueprint projects, will appear on the Tuesday edition of Above the Fold with Tallahassee Report’s Editor Steve Stewart. To hear the interview you can tune-in to Real Talk 93.3 FM at 11:00 a.m. or stream the show live.
“I have always respected Commissioner Matlow’s allegiance to transparency and look forward to understanding his reasoning for opposing these projects that many think will help our local economy,” said Stewart.
Matlow, who once called the Blueprint process a sham, has continued to call for a change in spending priorities related to Blueprint tax dollars. His approach has raised the ire of fellow commissioners and his positions have caused concern among business people who view Matlow as anti-growth.
During the recent Village Square sponsored Townhall meeting with local government officials, Matlow tweeted:
“Borrowing from today’s residents and sales taxpayers to fund the building of a proposed Convention Center project, $50+ million for a so-called Northeast Gateway, or $60+ million for a hastily-planned Airport Gateway project are ideas whose time has come and gone.”
Matlow has indicated he preferred to spend resources on affordable housing projects and programs designed to reduce poverty. Matlow recently asked his Facebook followers how they would spend $30 million. There have been over 240 responses.
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