The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 26, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 26, 2024

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Hear the comments of one citizen supporting the recently passed Leon County trespassing ordinance and another who was in opposition.

Citizens Speak For and Against Trespassing Ordinance

At the February 29th meeting, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board) will consider a substantial amendment process required to expand the North Monroe Gateway project.

Tallahassee Police has said that a man was shot around 2:00 a.m. outside The Table Lounge on South Adams Street. The man, reportedly, told officials he was shot at the lounge. Police said the man sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No suspect information is yet available.  


Florida State baseball (6-0) completed its second sweep of the season over Western Carolina (3-4) with a final score of 20-7 at Dick Howser Stadium Sunday afternoon. The bats continued to stay hot as James Tibbs had Florida State’s first multi-home run game of the season and four players had multi-hit games.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the sendoff of more Florida personnel to Texas to address the southern border crisis. The governor announced 76 Florida Highway Patrol officers along with 50 National Guardsmen are headed to Texas from Plant City. Previously, the governor’s office said that nearly 1,000 soldiers, or one full battalion of National Guard members, are being offered to Texas.

Gov. DeSantis is also reinforcing his interest in a series of bills that would clean up Florida’s streets and preventing homeless encampments in public areas. “You got to have sheltering ability and then if they want to set up some of these sites, it can’t just be some site that is like Sodom and Gomorrah where they’re using drugs and doing all this stuff,” DeSantis said.

The Florida House and Senate are considering bills that could make it harder for millage rates to be raised. The bill would impose a supermajority requirement for any millage increase after this year should it become law and replacing majority rules in places that currently have them.


The Supreme Court will hear arguments today over whether states can bar social media companies from moderating political content on their platforms, one of three social media disputes before the court this term.

Former President Donald Trump wins South Carolina GOP primary over the state’s former Gov. Nikki Haley, 60% to about 40%; Haley says she will remain in the race, Michigan primary set for tomorrow (More).

Markets end Friday mixed (Dow +0.2%, S&P 500 +0.0%, Nasdaq -0.3%), but all three major indexes end week up, led by Nvidia’s strong earnings (More).


4 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 26, 2024"

  1. Nicholas Weed, please see below and consider sharing/ thanks

    The latest dust-up and heated exchanges between staff and commissioners at city commission meetings on “Fence-gate” stands in stark contract with utter silence from city and county commissioners on:
    -over 1.3 million gallons of raw sewage spills in 2023-the FIFTH largest volume of spills since 2020!
    -numerous sewage spills already in 2024
    -one city commissioner questioning why they were included in e-mail dialogues with staff on the causes of the 1 million sewage spill in October
    -do we have an issue with faulty and aged sewage collection piping
    -staff’s continued refusal to test for toxic contaminants flowing to our Class III recreation waters, especially, during sewage spills
    -how is Wakulla Springs being affected by the city and Leon County based on weekly water quality sampling results (its BMAP status has problems!)
    -continued lack of transparency to citizens on sewage spills, consent orders, contaminated sites, and other environmental issues
    -county staff conducting lake drawdowns to reduce toxic Harmful Algal Blooms, despite a 2019 Florida Department of Environmental Protection report indicating drawdowns should be reconsidered
    -county’s Science Advisory Committee suggesting more sampling during sewage spills is needed

    THUS, is it time to form a non-partisan Tallahassee Region Sewage and Basin Advocacy Group, non-profit organization, to define a sense of direction for local change in our Region, create funding mechanisms to conduct water sampling and analyses, legal representation, create and increase community awareness outreaches, and lobby city and county commissioners and state agencies?

    The following is a ONE-MINUTE survey, I would greatly appreciate your input:

    ALSO, please SHARE this communication with as many friends as possible!

    Lastly, if not already a part of our Facebook page, please sign up:
    and, naturally, share with friends.

    Thanks for ALL of your past support and comments!


    J. Terry Ryan- Co-Founder of Tallahassee Sewage and Wakulla Basin Advocacy Group

  2. All Minor has accomplished so far is (mis)using the Second Harvest email list for political purposes. Ever wonder how you got on Minor’s email list?

    Any updates on the mayor and city manager misusing staff and resources regarding O’Keefe? Sure, would like an update on all those sewage spills.

  3. The bills that would require a super-majority to enact millage rate increases is a good start, but it won’t help folks in Tallahassee until we can organize local voting by districts. Exchanging one set of leftists for another keeps the “never met a tax increase I didn’t like” folks in power.

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