City One Step Closer to Approving $899 Million Budget

City One Step Closer to Approving $899 Million Budget

At the September 11th Tallahassee City Commission, elected officials held the first of two statutorily required public hearings on the City’s FY 2020 budget. Commissioners voted to adopt the proposed millage rates, operating and capital budgets, for the City and Downtown Improvement Authority. The $161.4 million general fund budget – which is partially funded by […]

Change to Fallschase Agreement Could Bring Chipotle to Buck Lake Area

Change to Fallschase Agreement Could Bring Chipotle to Buck Lake Area

On Tuesday the Leon County Commission will consider moving forward with staff’s recommendation to amend the Fallschase Development Agreement. The amendment will remove a requirement to construct a national drug store in the Fallschase Village Center at the corner of Lagniappe Way and Mahan Drive (See site map below). The change is being requested by […]

LCS Board Member Wants to Highlight Successful Discipline Strategies

LCS Board Member Wants to Highlight Successful Discipline Strategies

At the Monday Leon County Schools (LCS) Board Agenda Review meeting, Board member Rosanne Wood inquired about highlighting schools that have successfully implemented strategies that resulted in a decline in discipline measures like suspensions. Ms. Wood stated that her idea is to focus on praising those schools that have used innovative strategies in addressing discipline […]

Leon County School Board to Consider Revisions to Public Records Policy

Leon County School Board to Consider Revisions to Public Records Policy

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the Leon County School (LCS) Board will consider changes to the Board’s public records policy. Per the LCS staff, the proposed “policy revisions removes duplicative language and includes provisions that maintain consistency and continuity for requests for public records in accordance with Florida Statutes.” One of the changes includes updating […]

Northeast Gateway Will Come Down to Traffic Study

Northeast Gateway Will Come Down to Traffic Study

It appears the fate of the proposed Northeast Gateway, a new road slated to connect with Shamrock Road in Killearn Estates, rests with the outcome of a traffic analysis. The analysis will be completed sometime in December. At Thursday’s Blueprint meeting, it became clear that elected officials were impacted by the organized opposition to the […]

Commissioner Matlow: “This is Madness”

Commissioner Matlow: “This is Madness”

After listening to citizens complain about the Blueprint process, City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow voiced strong opinions of his own, which kicked off a spirited discussion among elected officials. Referring to the Blueprint process, Matlow said, “This is madness….it’s a sham.” Matlow railed on a process that he implied benefits developers and monied interests. He voiced […]

Blueprint Officials Approve $34.5 Million FY2020 Budget

Blueprint Officials Approve $34.5 Million FY2020 Budget

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019 the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency voted to approve a $34.5 million budget. The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency is composed of all Leon County Commissioners (7) and Tallahassee City Commissioners (5). The budget included $27 million allocated for the Blueprint Infrastructure Capital program and $3.5 million for Blueprint operations. Also, elected officials voted […]

Elected Officials to Consider Spending Blueprint Taxes on Affordable Housing

Elected Officials to Consider Spending Blueprint Taxes on Affordable Housing

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019 the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency will consider adopting a new policy that will allow for Blueprint expenditures to be allocated to affordable housing projects. Based on staff analysis, currently, Blueprint may expend penny sales tax dollars on acquisition of land for affordable housing subject to the constraints authorized under Florida law. […]

City Workshop Sets Priorities and Focuses on 2024

City Workshop Sets Priorities and Focuses on 2024

The Tallahassee City Commission kicked off a strategic planning workshop at the Goodwood Museum and Carriage House on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate a discussion among the elected officials related to the final stages of a process that will result in a formal strategic plan. The strategic plan […]

Elected Officials to Consider Moving Up Northeast Park, Fairgrounds Construction Dates

Elected Officials to Consider Moving Up Northeast Park, Fairgrounds Construction Dates

On Thursday the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board) will consider re-prioritizing two Blueprint 2020 projects. The two projects involve improvements to the Fairgrounds and the construction of a Northeast Park. The current Blueprint 2020 schedule calls for improvements to the Fairgrounds to begin in 2033 and the construction of the Northeast Park […]

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