City Budget 2020: TEMPO Seeks $150,000 in Funding

City Budget 2020: TEMPO Seeks $150,000 in Funding

A new public safety and economic development outreach initiative, Tallahassee Engaged in Meaningful Productivity for Opportunity (TEMPO), was created this year as an additional item in the City’s budget to “connect Disconnected Youth with educational and workforce opportunities.” As of May 2019, the program has engaged 500 participants, with a target population of 1,000 for […]

City Budget 2020: Adopting “Living Wage” Will Cost $50,000

City Budget 2020: Adopting “Living Wage” Will Cost $50,000

The City of Tallahassee FY2020 budget includes a living wage proposal of $12 per hour. The proposal would benefit 26 full-time “Other Personnel Services” (OPS) positions. These employees work a consistent work schedule, but are being paid less than $12 per hour. The City Commission believes this would ensure everyone receives “fair consideration” to be […]

State Transportation Group, Chaired by Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox, Endorses Legislative Priorities

State Transportation Group, Chaired by Leon County Commissioner Nick Maddox, Endorses Legislative Priorities

The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) is a statewide transportation planning and policy organization created by the Florida Legislature pursuant to Section 339.175(11), Florida Statutes. Why this group is important: The MPOAC assists local transportation planning organizations in carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process by serving as the principal forum for collective policy discussion. […]

City Rejects Midtown Parking Garage, Seeks Other Parking Alternatives

City Rejects Midtown Parking Garage, Seeks Other Parking Alternatives

At their February 20th meeting, the City Commission voted to reject all proposals to establish a parking garage in the Midtown area. Rather, the Commission decided to move forward with the development of a master plan for Midtown while seeking other solutions to the parking issues. A master plan is a dynamic long-term planning document […]

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