Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: January 23, 2024

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: January 23, 2024

Below are the Leon County Commission meeting briefs from the January 23, 2024 meeting. The Board took up an item that proposed revisions to the purchasing policy that included increasing spending threshold authorities for staff under certain conditions. County Commissioner Caban objected to the item. The Board voted 6-1 (O’Keefe against) to postpone action and […]

Eddie Agramonte Discusses Business, Life in Tallahassee

Eddie Agramonte Discusses Business, Life in Tallahassee

Eddie Agramonte, local restaurant owner of Gordos and Bumpa’s, recently appeared on The Steve Stewart Show to discuss his restaurant business and life in Tallahassee. Eddie first came to Tallahassee in 1991, and opened his first restaurant, Gordos, on Pensacola Street in 1996. When asked when he realized his restaurant was going to do well […]

Jack Porter Signs Israel-Palestine Cease-Fire Resolution Sponsored by Progressive Group

Jack Porter Signs Israel-Palestine Cease-Fire Resolution Sponsored by Progressive Group

Tallahassee Reports has learned that Tallahassee City Commissioner Jack Porter is one of over 300 members of the progressive group, Local Progress, that recently signed a resolution related to the Israel-Palestine conflict. Local Progress describes their organization as “a community of powerful progressive leaders.” A number of media outlets have reported that progressive politicians have […]

Stewart: Despite Facts, Local Progressives Say Violent Crime is “Way Down”

Stewart: Despite Facts, Local Progressives Say Violent Crime is “Way Down”

Despite a number of independent sources reporting increases in violent crime in Tallahassee, the progressive activists in control of the Leon County Democratic Party are promoting the claim that “violent crime is way down” and attribute reports related to crime increases to right wing media manipulation. The leader of the Leon County Democratic Executive Committee, […]

City Officials Discuss School Zone Speed Detection Cameras

City Officials Discuss School Zone Speed Detection Cameras

At the Tallahassee City Commission retreat on Wednesday, Tallahassee Police Department Chief Lawrence Revell told officials that his department was looking at installing school zone speed detection devices. A new Florida law gives cities and counties the ability to set up cameras to ticket and fine speeders in school zones. The law passed in 2023 […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: January 10, 2024

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: January 10, 2024

Below are the meeting briefs from the Leon County School Board business meeting on January 10, 2024. The Leon County School Board recognized the FHSAA State Champion Chiles High School Timberwolves United Flag Football Team and the individual Chiles High School Swim and Dive Team FHSAA State Champions. The Board approved Superintendent Hanna’s recommendation to […]

Leon School Board to Consider Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies

Leon School Board to Consider Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies

At today’s Leon County School Board meeting, the Board will consider Superintendent Hanna’s recommendation to approve a contract with Wagstaff & Cartmell and four firms as co-counsel to represent the Board in a lawsuit against social media companies. The contract will provide authority for the law firms to file a lawsuit against Meta, Facebook, Instagram, […]