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On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) voted 5-0 to authorize staff to execute a memorandum of understanding to facilitate a $7 million loan for a 300-unit workforce housing development to be constructed downtown.
On April 24th, Leon County School Board members discussed several issues and policies at the Agenda Review/Workshop meeting. Get the details.
Prosecutors could rest their case Wednesday against former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and his former campaign advisor Sharon Lettman-Hicks. Prosecutors told the judge Tuesday afternoon they could wrap up Wednesday. It is not clear how many more witnesses they may call. The trial was originally estimated to last at least three weeks.
Gene Sanders is being appointed as the new Fire Chief for the City of Tallahassee. Sanders has more than 25 years of service with the Tallahassee Fire Department and served under current Chief Jerome Gaines during his entire career at the fire department. Sanders will be promoted on May 20.
The Florida Senate has agreed to defund Enterprise Florida. A part of the negotiations included removing the program from state laws by Oct. 1, while moving some of its functions into the Department of Economic Opportunity. Enterprise Florida is a public-private agency that works to attract businesses to Florida. The defunding of the agency has been a priority of Florida House Speaker Paul Renner.
While in Japan, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked about the war in Ukraine and called for an immediate cease-fire. “You don’t want to end up in, like, a Verdun situation, where you just have mass casualties, mass expense, and end up with a stalemate.” he said. “It’s in everybody’s interest to try to get to a place where we can have a cease-fire.” DeSantis also noted the fight was Europe’s fight, not so much America’s concern.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also issued a warning to Twitter CEO Elon Musk to not bring “woke employees” to Florida if he moves Twitter to the Sunshine State. You know, I don’t know, I mean, I know Elon and basically, what I would tell him is like, OK, if you’re going to move Twitter to Florida, are you bringing woke employees to Florida or are you bringing just your people,” he said. “If it’s just his people, then it may be good.”
The Florida State women’s tennis team moved up to No. 24 in the latest ITA rankings released Tuesday. The Noles have won six of their last seven matches including a 4-0 win against Louisville in the second round of the ACC Championships. Florida State’s 16 wins this season include six ranked wins and two victories over top-20 opponents.