Provided below are news brief from the May 11, 2022 Tallahassee City Commission meeting.
–During the Tallahassee City Commission meeting, Mayor John Dailey presented the House America National Partnership proclamation. The city “pledges to rapidly rehouse 200 homeless households and add 2,200 affordable housing units, including 100 units for extremely low-income households, into the development pipeline by December 31, 2022.
–Cynthia Tunnicliff was reappointed by the commissioners to the Downtown Improvement Authority for a three-year term, ending on May 31, 2025. The Downtown Improvement Authority panel’s primary function is to preserve property values and prevent deterioration in the downtown area through a system of self-help.
–The city recognized Prime Meridian Bank for a $12,000 donation to the Tallahassee Future Leaders’ Academy (TFLA). The TFLA is a leadership program that provides teens in grades 9 through 12 with mentorship, job readiness training, financial literacy education, and summer employment.
–The commissioners unanimously approved a partnership between the Goodwill Industries-Big Bend, Inc. Career Campus Office and the TFLA to provide training and educational services. The TFLA program will run for nine weeks in 2022, beginning June 1 and ending July 29, offering part-time employment. The fiscal impact on the city is estimated to be no more than $6,075.
–The board approved a resolution to authorize the FDOT Public Transportation Grant Agreement for the Air Cargo Facility Expansion at the Tallahassee International Airport. Funding for the Air Cargo Facility Expansion project is provided through the FDOT grant funds of $1,112,500.
–The commissioners authorized the acceptance and expenditure of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program and the grants for the Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program, in the total amount of $23,264,504. If awarded, the city will purchase six battery-electric buses and one 23-foot electric paratransit bus. Additionally, some of the grant funds will be used to build the StarMetro Fleet Electrification Infrastructure at 555 South Appleyard Drive.
–The board approved an amendment to a contract with Highstreet Solutions to add two one-year extensions. The contract will not exceed $1,442,952 over the two years. The Highstreet services agreement includes production support, and disaster recovery support.