DeSantis Administration Responds to Leon County’s “Reminder” Letters

DeSantis Administration Responds to Leon County’s “Reminder” Letters

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) has responded to the reminder letters sent this week by Leon County Government informing employees that without proof of a COVID vaccination they would be terminated on October 4, 2021. In response to Leon County’s communication, the letter from FDOH Division Director David Woodlief to County Administrator Vince Long […]

Leon County Sends Reminders Letters to Employees Related to Vaccine Mandate

Leon County Sends Reminders Letters to Employees Related to Vaccine Mandate

Leon County government has started sending reminder letters to employees related to the vaccine mandate policy adopted over the summer. Based on information provided by Leon County Government, as of 11 a.m. today, 98% of the County’s 630 full-time employees have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Of those, only 15 employees still need to submit […]

August Home Sales Continue Growth, Days on Market Falls

August Home Sales Continue Growth, Days on Market Falls

Sales of existing single-family homes in Leon county were up 16.3% when compared to numbers sold in the same month one year ago. There were 307 single-family home resales in August 2020 and 357 resales in August 2021. Last month there were 394 existing single-family homes sold. The average sales price in August 2021 increased […]

Tallahassee Airport Traffic Up 9.9%

Tallahassee Airport Traffic Up 9.9%

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows passenger traffic increased 289.4% in July when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was up from 22,015 during July 2020 to 63,869 this year. The 289.4% increase this month is relative to July 2020 traffic when air travel was feeling the full […]

Leon School Officials Develop Gender Transition Plan Without Parent Approval

Leon School Officials Develop Gender Transition Plan Without Parent Approval

Tallahassee Reports has learned that officials at a Leon County middle school interviewed a student and developed a gender transition plan without notifying the student’s parents. The plan also included a strategy to hide the situation from the parents during school related communications. The parents of the student have asked not to be named in […]

Florida’s Unemployment Rate Falls, Remains Below National Rate

Florida’s Unemployment Rate Falls, Remains Below National Rate

Florida’s unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent in August, down 0.1 percent from the July reported rate of 5.1 percent. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity  (DEO) announced Florida has experienced 16 consecutive months of job growth, gaining 19,400 private sector jobs over the month. In total, Florida has gained 990,400 jobs since April 2020. […]

CRPTA to Hear Update on Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path Project

CRPTA to Hear Update on Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path Project

On Monday, September 13th at 1:00 p.m., the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) will get an update on the Thomasville Road Multi-Use Path (MUP) feasibility study. The intent of the feasibility study is to evaluate the multimodal connectivity of the Thomasville Road corridor from the Market District to Midtown and to what extent, considering […]

Matlow Proposes Lobbyist Regulations

Matlow Proposes Lobbyist Regulations

At a press conference on Friday, City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow addressed the sentencing of former City Commissioner Scott Maddox and made what he called “six common-sense reforms” related to local government ethics. Matlow said that “yesterday’s sentencing of former Mayor and City Commissioner Scott Maddox and former Downtown Improvement Authority Director Paige Carter-Smith on public […]

Former Tallahassee Mayor and City Commissioner Scott Maddox Sentenced to Five Years

Former Tallahassee Mayor and City Commissioner Scott Maddox Sentenced to Five Years

Today, federal judge Robert Hinkle sentenced former Mayor and Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to charges related to public corruption. Maddox business associate, Paige Carte-Smith, was sentenced to two years for her role in the illegal acts. Judge Hinkle said Maddox and Carter-Smith were entitled to […]