The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, March 4, 2024

The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, March 4, 2024

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On Wednesday March, 6, 2024, the City Commission will consider a settlement that will resolve the claims of Jennifer Marks against the City of Tallahassee for $105,000. The settlement has been approved by the Liability Oversight Committee and will be paid from Risk Management funds.

On Tuesday, 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.


It was a strong showing in Central Florida for the Big Bend on Saturday as nine different wrestlers placed in the top eight of their respective classifications at the FHSAA IBT Wrestling State Championships.

Florida State baseball improved to 10-0 with an 8-3 win over Western Michigan Sunday afternoon at Fluor Field. FSU got 16 hits – tying a season high, including home runs by Alex Lodise and Jaime Ferrer – while the FSU bullpen allowed one run over the final 8.0 innings. Florida State closed the First Pitch Invitational beating Michigan State, Illinois and Western Michigan.


Off the heels of new state law and rules, University of Florida has nixed its diversity, equity and inclusion staff, also known as DEI. In an administrative memo, administrators announced that to comply with new Board of Governors rules, it has removed its DEI “positions and administrative appointments” and stopped contracts with DEI-focused vendors.

The Florida House of Representatives passed legislation Friday to lower the state firearm purchase age to 18. It was previously 21, a restriction implemented after the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The federal age to buy a handgun is still 21 from a licensed dealer.

State Sen. Jennifer Bradley and State Rep. Chuck Brannan are working to ensure the state revamps its funding for the Olustee Battlefield State Park Citizens Support Organization. The Olustee Battlefield is remembered as the largest battle of the American Civil War in Florida when it saw the Battle of Ocean Pond, and the current facility on the battlefield site has been referred to as a deteriorating facility.


An Oregon bill to reinstate criminal penalties for hard drugs is heading to Gov. Tina Kotek’s (D) desk. HB 4002 will, if signed, upend a 2020 voter initiative to decriminalize possession of small amounts of fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, and other drugs.

The Supreme Court could decide today on former President Donald Trump’s eligibility to run for office; the decision would come the day before Super Tuesday (More). 

A major blizzard shut down much of California’s Sierra Nevada over the weekend as nearly 200 mph winds and snow up to 12 feet deep blocked roads, shuttered ski resorts, and knocked out power for thousands. Early readings suggest the precipitation could mark one of the region’s 10 snowiest days since the 1970s.

Markets surge Friday (Dow +0.2%, S&P 500 +0.8%, Nasdaq +1.1%) as money moves into tech stocks; Nasdaq notches all-time high during intraday trading, S&P 500 passes 5,100 for the first time (More).


9 Responses to "The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, March 4, 2024"

  1. NOTICE: The individual using the Commonsense name is NOT the original person who has been using that name for years on this site prior to his recent postings. He should be using Commonsense 2 as requested.

    Perhaps TR could validate this by checking the email address I use when submitting with my posts.

  2. @Tony, Commissioner Richardson doesn’t even know where he is, nevermind who gave to his campaign.

    Nicholas Weed, that is a good list, all of the unnecessary city managers making $150,000+ need to go too.

  3. The following resignations are respectfully requested – immediately – in order to restore integrity, credibility, honesty, transparency, and fiscal responsibility to Tallahassee:

    City Manager: Reese Goad

    Mayor Dailey

    City Commissioners:
    Curtis Richardson and
    Dianne Williams-Cox

    The recent sewage spill report/fines and cover-up where Mayor Dailey spoke at a public event last week and conveniently failed to inform citizens of extensive fines for the sewage spill. The sewage spill report/fines has been an ongoing cover-up and was finally exposed last week in the Tallahassee Democrat.

    The second cover up by the above four was exposed last week by the Tallahassee Democrat regarding the Burrell Aviation project that went defunct in October of 2023. No public mention was announced to the public.

    The third incident last week was three of the above named walked out of the Blueprint meeting without properly excusing themselves and for no reason. This caused the meeting to have to be adjourned because of a lack of a quorum.

    This behavior is juvenile, unprofessional, and corrupt and should not be tolerated by the citizens; the above are supposed to serve and took an oath to serve.

    The above four also misused city staff and resources to misuse law enforcement to carry out a personal political vendetta against a county commissioner.

    There is hope that the above four will tender their resignations today.

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