Leon County Pedestrian Safety: What Do the Numbers Show?

Leon County Pedestrian Safety: What Do the Numbers Show?

With the recent tragic pedestrian death on the FSU campus, the focus on pedestrian safety is making the rounds in the news cycle. And as is often the case, the reporting fails to provide proper context while highlighting a tragic event. A recent headline by a local media outlet exclaimed, “Study reveals Leon County is […]

Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

The Leon County Commission (LCC) voted unanimously to accept a report on the preliminary budget overview which included performance raises for all employees averaging 3%. The FY2025 estimates indicate a revenue increase of approximately $15 million. This estimate is based on a 6.5% increase in property values which, under the current millage rate, would result […]

Enrollment at Five Leon County Elementary Schools Have Declined by 20% Since 2019

Enrollment at Five Leon County Elementary Schools Have Declined by 20% Since 2019

On April 22, 2024, Leon County School (LCS) Board Member Alva Smith stated one of her budget priorities is to look at the financial impact of downsizing the school district due to declining enrollment. Smith explained it was a vital conversation about downsizing stating, “We are not being fiscally responsible and good stewards of tax […]

March Jobs Down Slightly as Leon County Workforce Increases

March Jobs Down Slightly as Leon County Workforce Increases

The latest reports show that Leon County lost 371 jobs in March when compared to last month. There were 159,421 people working in Leon County in March compared to last month’s revised employment number of 159,792. The March unemployment rate increased to 3.7% from the 3.1% reported last month. The number of people in the […]

City Estimates $135M Cost, 2026 Completion Date for New TPD Headquarters

City Estimates $135M Cost, 2026 Completion Date for New TPD Headquarters

On Wednesday the Tallahassee City Commission will receive an update related to the construction of the new Tallahassee Police Department headquarters at the Northwood site located near the North Monroe and Tharpe Street intersection. Based on the 60% completed design documents for the construction project, staff reports that the anticipated cost for the 137,000 square-foot […]

Commissioners Matlow, Porter Continue Attacks on TPD

Commissioners Matlow, Porter Continue Attacks on TPD

UPDATE Two days after this story was originally published on April 20, Commissioner Matlow has once again alleged that a TPD officer “planted evidence” in a social media post. Planting evidence is crime. Original Story After a Leon County jury delivered a guilty verdict related to a DUI case on Monday April 8, City Commissioner […]

TPD Chief Revell Addresses DUI Case, Commissioner Matlow

TPD Chief Revell Addresses DUI Case, Commissioner Matlow

Following the jury’s guilty verdict in the controversial Riley DUI case, Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell sent an email to TPD employees. Revell began with, “I’m sure you have heard by now, but the defendant in this case was found guilty of DUI.  Although they tried to discredit our officers and our department, the jury […]

Guilty Verdict Returned in Controversial DUI Case

Guilty Verdict Returned in Controversial DUI Case

On Monday, a jury returned a guilty verdict in a Leon County DUI case which made headlines when an edited video was included in a story with a misleading headline published by a left-leaning blog, Our Tallahassee. After the verdict, Judge Jason Jones sentenced Calvin Riley to 10 days in jail, six months of probation, […]

The Numbers Behind the Tallahassee/Firefighters Contract Negotiations

The Numbers Behind the Tallahassee/Firefighters Contract Negotiations

There has been a lot of media coverage related to the negotiations between the City of Tallahassee and the Tallahassee Professional Firefighter Union (the Firefighter Union). The coverage has mostly focused on firefighters and their families speaking at city commission meetings and various politicians defending negotiation positions. For the city, Mayor Dailey and city administration […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: March 6, 2024

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: March 6, 2024

Provided below are the Tallahassee City Commission meeting briefs from the March 6, 2024 meeting. The City Commission voted to approve a settlement in a personal injury matter involving Jennifer Marks against the City of Tallahassee. The matter was negotiated through a mediation with Plaintiff’s attorney, Craig Richards, and the City Attorney’s Office in which […]

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