Provided below are news brief from the June 22, 2022 Tallahassee City Commission meeting.
-The City Commission unanimously approved renaming the Capital City Amphitheater to Adderley Amphitheater at Cascades Park in honor of Julian “Cannonball” and Nathaniel “Nat” Adderley.
-Elected officials approved working with Burrell Aviation Tallahassee, LLC, and Flightline Development Corporation, Inc. to work on details for the lease and development of airport property and facilities at the Tallahassee International Airport. When more information is available, the item will return to the city for a vote to move forward with the leasing agreements.
-Elected officials approved in a 5-0 vote moving forward with working out an agreement with Project Alpha stakeholders for the lease and development of Airport property to accommodate Project Alpha. When more information is available, the item will return to the city for a vote to move forward with the leasing agreements.
-In a 5-0 vote, the commission approved drafting a letter to Florida’s Department of Transportation to join the Southern Rail Commission. The SRC is the only multi-state rail compact formed through an act of the U.S. Congress whose mission is to engage public and private rail interests to support and influence Southeast rail initiatives.
-The city commission unanimously approved awarding a contract to Talcon Group LLC. For the construction of the Pinewood Drive, Delta Office Park Stormwater Outfall. Funding for this item is to be provided by existing stormwater projects and is estimated to total $2.5 million.
-Commissioner Jeremy Matlow motioned to have the city manager meet with the Tallahassee Housing Authority and community members to return an item to the city commission providing information on options the city can take for low-income housing. However, the motion failed in a 3-2 vote, with Commissioners Jack Porter and Jeremy Matlow in favor and Commissioners Richardson, Willaims-Cox, and Mayor Dailey in opposition.
-The commission pursued a lively debate after Commissioner Porter motioned to approach the county to schedule a joint meeting to review “the growth management practices” after some showed interest during the joint meeting on June 14th. The motion would have died there; however, Williams-Cox suggested a town hall be held by the county first, possibly followed by a joint meeting to discuss the comprehensive planning process afterward. The amended motion by Williams-Cox passed unanimously.