The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 1, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 1, 2024

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On Thursday night the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) voted 8-4 to begin an “amendment process to allow infrastructure funds to purchase land for mixed-income affordable rentals including units for families with very-low and extremely-low income.”

Blueprint members voted 11-1 to look for funding for Bragg through the Office of Economic Vitality, rather than supporting a request to allocate $15 million in Blueprint money for stadium renovations.

On March 5, 2024, the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission will consider a request to conduct the first and only public hearing related to a 150 acre residential development located in eastern Leon County. Get the details.


Junior forward Makayla Timpson recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to tie the single-season double-doubles mark at Florida State with 15 as the Seminoles fell at No. 22 Louisville, 70-55, on Thursday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.


Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill permitting the release of 2006 grand jury documents relating to convicted sex offender and now-deceased Jeffrey Epstein. He said the measure is “long overdue.” He noted the bill applies to “similar” cases, not just Epstein’s.

The Florida Senate passed a bill that focuses on regulating food delivery platforms to protect food service establishments and consumers. The legislation prohibits food delivery platforms from delivering or arranging pickups from restaurants without the restaurant’s permission. Sen. Jennifer Bradley said the bill requires a food delivery platform to remove the menu of a restaurant if they do not receive consent.

The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would create a new category of “rural emergency hospitals” in the state, with supporters saying it would help ensure access to health care in rural areas. The bill (SB 644), sponsored by Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee, came after a federal law allowed the creation of rural emergency hospitals and made them eligible for Medicare payments. The hospitals are required to be licensed by states, creating a need for the bill.

Senators voted to make Florida the first state to ban the sale of lab-grown meat. Biotech investors in sustainable foods have lobbied legislative leaders and Gov. Ron DeSantis on the matter, saying a ban would have economic consequences and compromise food security. However, traditional agricultural groups like the Florida Cattleman’s Association argued for the bill and against lab-grown meat, say it isn’t even meat.


Dual border trips made by President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump in separate locations; issue expected to play a key role in upcoming presidential campaigns (More).

The Smokehouse Creek Fire became the largest wildfire in Texas state history yesterday, with flames rapidly spreading across the state’s panhandle and into Oklahoma. Roughly 1,700 square miles of primarily rural prairie and brush have been burned, with the blaze at 3% containment as of this writing (see current status). 

US stocks markets close higher (S&P 500 +0.5%, Dow +0.1%, Nasdaq +0.9%); Nasdaq and S&P 500 rise to all-time highs (More).


6 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, March 1, 2024"

  1. “he Burrell Aviation $20 million airport endeavor failed in October 2023.“. I forecasted this when it was Announced. Now how about we look into the Electric Buses that are being purchased from a bankrupt company that cannot provide spare parts to those municipalities that have their vehicles.

    If you have time to spare go by air.
    If you want to make a million dollars in aviation, start with two million and know when to quit.

  2. Nicholas Weed, you are welcome and thanks for your kind words. I invite you (and everyone to visit our Tallahassee Sewage Advocacy Grouo’s FB where a survey can be completed to offer ideas and support on our way forward.

    Terry Ryan

  3. Breaking news….

    Another cover up by the mayor and city manager of Tallahassee is exposed as they failed to disclose that the Burrell Aviation $20 million airport endeavor failed in October 2023.

    It was touted and publicly heralded by the mayor ad nauseam during his re-election campaign, yet when it fizzled not a word disclosed to the public-at-large.

    I guess this is why they revamped the public relations department at the city several years ago and fired the previous person, which by the way sued the city as the new person plays along and sweeps important information under the rug. A major house cleaning is in order.

    Sewage spills fines, and major aviation deals falling through swept under the rug. Yet the mayor and city manager continue to misuse staff and resources for political stunts.

    How much more evidence is needed for the city commission to expend their energies on a nationwide search for new city manager.

    Shame on Curtis Richardson for holding Tallahassee back when he could have been the one vote that would have put the search in gear years ago.

  4. Sounds like communism when the government gets involved with housing. Don’t think that original concept of blueprint monies was to be used to provide housing. When will Tallahassians wake up to the left wing agenda. Why is Tallahassee so far behind the rest of the state?

  5. Breaking news…

    City of Tallahassee hit with sewage spill fines last month and this was not disclosed to the public. The mayor and city manager thought it more important to misuse city resources and staff to direct law enforcement to harass a political nemesis.

    Thanks to Terry Ryan the city has been exposed, finally.

    Thank you Mr. Ryan for your hard work and dedication and please continue your work as it is vitally important to the health, safety, welfare, and political transparency.

    This is the result of the city manager running a Kickback Enterprise for three city commissioners and allowing special interests to forgo engineering standards. The city manager is a holdover from past corrupt administrations that continues to infect the current administration.

    In light of this development, the commissioners must call for a nationwide search for a legitimate new city manager and Mayor Dailey must resign, immediately.

    Again, thank you Terry Ryan for a job well done.

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