Provided below are brief notes for eleven items addressed at the December 8th Tallahassee City Commission.
The City Commission directed the city manager to negotiate a joint development agreement to facilitate future affordable housing on Dantzler Street for the Magnolia Acre project. The venture allows for the largest number of affordable housing units to be constructed on the subject parcels.
During the Wednesday, December 8 Tallahassee City Commission meeting, the city acknowledged Alison Faris, the City’s Communications Director, for receiving the 2021 Communicator of the Year Award. The award recognizes excellence and leadership in the industry. Faris thanked the Florida Municipal Communicators Association, which presented the award. She also thanked the city commissioners and her peers for nominating her.
The city unanimously approved the reappointment of Rosezetta Bobo and Mujahid Rashad to their seats on the Citizens Police Review Board.
The Board heard a report from Chair Lauren Kelly-Manders of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council. The council’s purpose is to advise the Office of Mayor Dailey on issues presented to them relating to the LGBTQ+ community in Tallahassee.
The City Commission unanimously accepted the report presented by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, which recommends actions to the Board to facilitate affordable housing. With the passing of this item, an additional report will be prepared for a workshop in 2022. The workshop will allow further discussion and collaboration with the county.
The City Commission approved the scheduling of a public hearing on Ordinance N. 21-O-33, which changes parts of the Tallahassee Land Development Code. The changes should better reflect the community’s priorities, as identified through five prior public meetings. The final public hearing to discuss the changes will be held on January 26, 2022.
The City Commission approved moving forward with the negotiations to sell the city-owned vacant lot on W. Tennessee Street. The motion was passed in a 3-2 vote, with Commissioner Matlow and Commissioner Porter in dissent.
The City Commission approved the proposed uniform performance metrics for the upcoming two-year Community Human Services Partnership (CHSP) 2023-2024 funding cycle. The performance metrics will enable critical stakeholders, such as elected officials, social services agencies, and the public, to receive consistent information on the outcomes being achieved through CHSP funding.
The City Commission unanimously passed two new ethics policies during the Wednesday evening meeting. The Whistleblower Policy and the Anti-Fraud Policy were created in an effort to strengthen the city’s commitment to ethics and compliance.
The City Commission approved a six-year renewal contract for Motorola’s 800MHz radio maintenance agreement, costing $4.2 million. The deal is for the period of 11/08/2021 through 11/7/2027. The agreement provides ongoing hardware and software support and biennial upgrades to the 800MHz radio infrastructure.
The City Commission approved the construction contract and an additional 5% project contingency with Whitesell-Green, Inc., for the International Passenger Processing Facility Project at Tallahassee International Airport. The estimated cost for the project is $28.2 million.
Additionally, the International Passenger Processing Facility Project will be funded by transferring funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These funds will be used as matching funds which secures the FDOT grant, totaling $2,028,869 for the Airport Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
The City Commision and Mayor have no ideas to reduce city operating costs and lowering taxes. They have no idea what to do about the homeless. They have no idea how to reduce crime. They have no idea how to reduce poverty. They have no ideas
I have some. Contract out the City Bus. Why is the city in the business of mass transportation? I bet the City Bus Business is a losing business. Turn it over to private business.
Why is the City in the Utility Business? Talquin is a superior business. Sell the City of Tally Utilities to private enterprise.
City government is too big. The tax payer is being screwed with their liberal policies.
I believe the Dailey and Campbell clown show will collapse and their puppet will have an embarrassing loss.
If Bellamy was sincere he would be running against Dailey if he truly wanted a change.
Campbell’s vendetta is disturbing and inappropriate, but not surprising. He has misused his office for political vendettas and the truth will be exposed.
Matlow will prevail overwhelmingly because even though he is a progressive he has a mind and a soul. I don’t a 100 percent agree with him on everything, but people admire his integrity and he is no coward to stand up against the political corruption.
The more money Bellamy raises will only translate into more votes for Matlow.
If you have been paying attention, and I hope you have, then you should know how Mayor Daily and DA Jack Campbell feels about Commissioner Matlow and how they said that he has to go and they will choose someone to run against him and help them win. Well, it looks like they chose David Bellamy, has any one heard of him? Look at his Campaign Financials, in October $39,200 was raised for him and last month $64,750 was raised for him. That is $103,950 Total in just TWO MONTHS to try for a City Commission Seat, that is Stupid Money, it is Bought Money. If my findings are correct, Bellamy is a Orthopedic Surgeon, WHEN will he have time to do ANY City Business? Daily & Campbell has to go for this, trying to BUY a Commission Seat. If Bellamy wins, he will be a Puppet and destroy his MD Credibility.
“The City Commission unanimously accepted the report presented by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, which recommends actions to the Board to facilitate affordable housing. With the passing of this item, an additional report will be prepared for a workshop in 2022. The workshop will allow further discussion and collaboration with the county.”
So… if I have this right… and I think that I do…
A group of people met to discuss a decades-long politically-exploited issue known as “Affordable Housing” (aka: Workforce Housing)… that group then wrote a “report” on their discussions… then the Commission “accepted” that written report, which apparently triggers the group to go have more discussions and write yet another report on their discussions to present to another group who will have a discussion about the reports sometime next year with still another group of people… all of whom have been discussing and reporting on this issue for years and years and years…
… got it… :-/
The city manager negotiated the Washington Square hole in the ground. The market will fill any needs the city has if the miscreants on the commissions just take a vacation. Those idiots are the last people that should be developing a joint anything. They have had too many joints already!
They are all as stoned and as corrupt as Nikki Fried!
“The City Commission directed the city manager to negotiate a joint development agreement to facilitate future affordable housing on Dantzler Street for the Magnolia Acre project.” ……………… What is considered the Price for Affordable Housing now?