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 […]

Commissioner Jack Porter Silent About Who Paid for Her Travel Expenses to Progressive Conferences

Commissioner Jack Porter Silent About Who Paid for Her Travel Expenses to Progressive Conferences

City Commissioner Jack Porter will not reveal who paid for certain travel expenses for her to attend conferences in 2023 sponsored by Local Progress, a far-left progressive group that encourages locally elected officials to promote certain policy positions. We know that taxpayers paid for some expenses, but other expenses were not submitted for reimbursement. So […]

Blueprint to Consider Airport Gateway Scope, Funding

Blueprint to Consider Airport Gateway Scope, Funding

At the February 29, 2024 Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) Board meeting, elected officials will receive a summary of the Airport Gateway project scope, cost estimate and budget allocation comparison, scope expansion opportunities to include advancing the widening of Springhill Road to four lanes, and major milestones for the project over the next four years. The […]

Blueprint to Consider Expanding North Monroe Project

Blueprint to Consider Expanding North Monroe Project

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 by adding a new, unfunded, Phase 2 north of Interstate-10 (I-10) to Fred George Road. The proposed amendment was requested by the IA Board at the September […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: February 21, 2024

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: February 21, 2024

Below are the Tallahassee City Commission meeting briefs from the February 21, 2024 meeting. The City Commission voted to award contracts for Sidewalk Construction and Rehabilitation Services (RFSQ No. 008-24-CW), and authorize the City Manager, or designee to execute contracts with Hale Contracting, Inc.; M of Tallahassee, Inc.; Sandco, LLC; and Davidson Contracting Corp. These […]

Local Progressives Split with Democrats Over Homeless Issues

Local Progressives Split with Democrats Over Homeless Issues

Recent votes and statements by Tallahassee elected officials indicate there is a growing split between progressive politicians and traditional Democrats on how to handle the issues related to homelessness. Leon County Commissioner David O’Keefe, Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter and Tallahassee City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow have teamed up to provide a united front against policies […]

TPD Reports Indicate Drop in Crime Incidents

TPD Reports Indicate Drop in Crime Incidents

Six weeks into 2024, the number of crime incidents reported by the Tallahassee Police Department is down by double digits when compared to 2023. TPD Incidents The daily TPD incident reports indicate that the total number of incidents during the first six weeks of 2024 is down 11.7% when compared to the same period in […]

LCS, Teacher Union Reach Agreement

LCS, Teacher Union Reach Agreement

Late Friday, after ten months of bargaining, the Leon Classroom Teachers Association (LCTA) and Leon County Schools (LCS) reached an agreement that includes $5.12 million in salary increases. The tentative agreement increases base teacher pay by $575 a year, with an additional $100 per year of service. Members of the union and the Leon County […]