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Former Tallahassee mayor and city commissioner Dot Inman-Johnson is tossing her hat into the ring once again. She’s filed to run against City Commissioner Curtis Richardson next year.
On Tuesday, June 6, Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey met with the Killearn Homeowners Association (KHA) Board of Directors (BOD) and provided an update regarding the Northeast Park project. The project will be addressed at the next Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency meeting on June 15 after action was delayed due to concerns about cost and scope.
The Leon County Commission will consider a funding request from the Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) to assist in its effort to secure tax credit funding through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC). The THA is requesting Leon County, the City of Tallahassee, and the Tallahassee Community Redevelopment Agency to provide $1 million each for a total of $3 million to address a funding gap for the third phase of the Orange Avenue Apartments redevelopment project prior to applying for tax credit funding.
Federal Judge Robert Hinkle has temporarily blocked Florida’s law banning puberty blockers and hormone therapy use on children. Three families with children diagnosed with gender dysphoria filed suit against the state. Hinkle’s reasoning for the temporary injunction is because “Gender identity is real. The record makes this clear. The medical defendants, speaking through their attorneys, have admitted it. At least one defense expert also has admitted it,” he wrote. The judge also concluded that the state’s decision appeared to be rooted in “purposeful discrimination” against transgender people.
After California officials are calling out the State of Florida claiming that the state chartered a flight of illegal aliens to Sacramento. The Florida Department of Emergency Management said that the flights were “voluntary.” “Through verbal and written consent, these volunteers indicated they wanted to go to California. A contractor was present and ensured they made it safely to a 3rd-party NGO. The specific NGO, Catholic Charities, is used and funded by the federal government,” DEM said.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a “Digital Bill of Rights” allowing consumers to access and correct personal data collected by companies. “It basically establishes a number of protections for Floridians with respect to the digital sphere; one, the right to control your personal data, including the right to confirm access and delete your personal data from a social platform,” DeSantis said.
FAMU baseball was named the Black College Nines Large School National Champions for the first time in program history. The Rattlers won their first SWAC Championship and made their third regional in program history.