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On May 24th, Leon County Commissioner Christian Caban sent a letter to the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency addressing the discourse from the last meeting surrounding the proposed Northeast Park Project. Caban noted that the meeting and media surrounding it reached an inflection point that made Caban feel “uncomfortable,” and that he wanted to “take this opportunity to clear the air and make sure we as leaders are all on the same page and operating in a shared reality”.
TR’s news briefs from the Leon County School Board meeting that took place on May 22, 2023 are now available.
City Walk homeless shelter is now looking for a new building as they were forced to vacate their overnight shelter operations due to fire code violations. Executive Director Renee Miller said they have been able to find 19 residents shelter throughout the city and county with other organizations. The cost to get the building up to code would have cost upwards around $100,000, according to Miller, which prompted the new building search.
It’s official. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is running for president. DeSantis made the announcement by posting a campaign video to Twitter followed by a Twitter Space interview with Twitter Chairman Elon Musk. DeSantis touted his record as governor leading Florida through the COVID pandemic and claiming victory is numerous high-profile bills signed into law over the last few legislative sessions.
Black Republicans in Florida are responding to the NAACPs recent “travel advisory” for minorities traveling to Florida by saying they support the effort of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Reps. Webster Barnaby, Berny Jacques and Kiyan Michael are disagreeing with the Florida Legislative Black Caucus, as well, which offered their support for the NAACP’s position. “We strongly stand with Governor DeSantis in his fight against woke ideology,” reads the statement from the three House members. “His leadership in Florida has led to expanded school choice, record low crime rates, and record low unemployment. These are results that all Floridians can be proud of!”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, amid the fanfare of announcing his candidacy for the GOP nomination for president, signed “Greyson’s Law” hoping to ensure children are safe from parental harm. Courts will soon be required to consider threats against ex-partners or spouses when setting child visitation and custody policies. It’s called “Greyson’s Law,” named for Greyson Kessler, a 4-year-old Broward County boy who was killed by his father in a 2021 murder-suicide.
FSU softball plays host to the No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs in Game 1 on the Super Regional tonight at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN2.