The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, April 20

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, April 20


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At a budget workshop next week, Tallahassee City Commissioners will hear a proposal to increase the number of police officers in FY 2024 due to violent crime trends. One possible way to pay for the investment is an increase in property taxes.

Tallahassee Police is investigating a shooting from Wednesday that left one person injured. The incident occurred at the 2500 block of West Pensacola Street around 2:00 a.m. The man was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. No details have yet been released explaining why the shooting occurred.

Lawton Chiles High School football coach Kevin Pettis has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations of possible athletic violations. The investigation relates to an allegation that Pettis solicited a Chiles player to injure another player during a game last fall.


Florida’s Republican Congressional Delegation keeps rolling in the presidential endorsements for Donald Trump. Most recently, Vern Buchanan, the Co-Chair of Florida’s congressional delegation, became the latest to endorse Trump. Buchanan became the eighth member of the delegation to support Trump, but Congresswoman Laurel Lee is the only members of Florida’s delegation to endorse the unannounced DeSantis. Meanwhile, Texas Republican Chip Roy, a notable figure in the conservative wing in Washington D.C., doubled-down on his DeSantis endorsement.

The Florida Senate passed anti-ESG legislation that bans state and local governments from investing in environmental, social and governmental considerations. The vote was along party lines with Democrats opposing it saying it limits the state’s options for investments. “This legislation is an attack on free speech and an affront to the free market,” said Sen. Lori Berman (D). The bill now heads to DeSantis’ desk.


FSU women’s basketball added another guard from the transfer portal, this time it’s rising sophomore Amaya Bonner from the University of California. She played in 21 games for the Cal Bears, and was a Top-100 prospect coming out of high school.

FSU softball pitcher Kathryn Sandercock was named a top 25 finalist for the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. She holds a 1.08 ERA with a 15-3 record and has a total of 94 career wins in her Seminole career.


8 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Thursday, April 20"

  1. Property tax on my non-homesteaded dwelling went up 14 percent last year, even though SOH legislation capped the maximum yearly increase at 10%!!!
    This is because the three lines of screwel-related assessments are EXEMPT from the cap.
    Taxahassee is getting around the law by using this loophole to shake us down for tens of millions. No way some of these city salaries should be high as they are!

  2. Gotta wonder how a Property Tax rant leads anyone to the President. Also have to wonder if anyone really thinks Tallahassee taxes are high.

  3. Pizza Boy should announce that he’s donating $2 from every pizza he sells annually – up to the amount of his annual taxpayer funded salary – to help offset this burden on the taxpayers he professes to represent. You know, kind of like Trump donated his entire Presidential salary to charity. But I won’t hold my breath on that. BTW, who does the Dementia Patient in Chief donate his Presidential salary too I wonder?… won’t hold my breath on that one either.

    Like I always say; No matter how you arrange the letters D E M O C R A T… it will always spell HYPOCRITE.

  4. Matlow has come out against raising taxes. Will the developer-controlled majority hang out Curtis to dry after his years of rambling about never raising the millage rate?

  5. “One possible way to pay for the investment is an increase in property taxes.”

    To all the commissioners that think this is a good idea…That is a non – starter. You are gonna have to find that money in the parks and rec budget, or the sanitation budget. You are not going to raise my already way too high property taxes by holding me hostage to high crime rates. You better find a way to fix it without shaking down homeowners or you will be kicking a pop can down the road while muttering “Why’d I lose my job” in the most pathetic whine ever heard!

    The CSC chairman alone makes enough money to pay for three cops. I’m guessing the budget for CSC would cover 8-10 new cops. I have an office in the same suite on Old St. Augustine rd. as the CSC. I have yet to see anyone in that office working on anything. I see CSC on the directory as you walk in the door and that is the only evidence that anyone works there.

  6. “One possible way to pay for the investment is an increase in property taxes.”

    Another possible way for the Commission to pay for an increase in police is to cut spending elsewhere.

  7. Adding more police will help the children of Leon County…take all you need from CSC, they can’t figure out how to spend it!!

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