Notes from the Feb. 27th LCS Agenda Review Meeting

Notes from the Feb. 27th LCS Agenda Review Meeting

On February 27th, the Leon County School Board held their bi-weekly agenda review meeting. The Board discussed 3 additional grants and how the funding would impact schools. The Board wants to use the new funds to expand on current programs and to increase security at afterschool programs. The funds will be used district wide; however, […]

Leon County Approves Zoning Change for Northwoods Baptist Church Property with 5-2 Vote

Leon County Approves Zoning Change for Northwoods Baptist Church Property with 5-2 Vote

On February 21st, the Leon County Commission voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance to change the zoning classification of 32.18 acres located at 3762 Capital Circle NW from Residential Acre (RA) to Single-Family Detached Residential (R-2).  Previously, Northwoods Baptist Church requested the zoning to be changed to Residential District (R-3), which would have allowed the […]

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider Sale of Property for Veterans Housing Project

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider Sale of Property for Veterans Housing Project

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider directing staff to work with Big Bend Homelessness Coalition (BBHC) to develop a purchase and sale vacant property located on Capital Circle NW. BBHC contacted the city about a purchase of 4.54 acres of vacant land at 1665 Capital NW to transform the property into […]

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider Financial Support for Private Affordable Housing Project

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider Financial Support for Private Affordable Housing Project

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider the approval for payment of $19,104 in traffic concurrency mitigation fees to support the conversion of a Motel 6 into affordable housing for low-income individuals. If approved, the City will use funds from the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Relief Funds […]

Student Arrested with Loaded Gun at Fairview Middle School

Student Arrested with Loaded Gun at Fairview Middle School

On Monday February 6th, a Fairview Middle School student was arrested for possession of a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm firearm in his bookbag on school property. A student notified Leon County Sheriff’s Office Resource Deputy of an incident with a student having a firearm. The Sheriff’s Office reported that the student admitted taking the […]

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider a Registry for Foreclosed Vacant Property

Tallahassee City Commission to Consider a Registry for Foreclosed Vacant Property

On Wednesday, February 8, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider a staff recommendation to draft an ordinance creating a registration process for properties in foreclosure.  Noted in the meeting agenda, vacant and unmaintained properties may have a range of problems including, lowering the property value for neighboring homeowners, the accumulation of trash, unsanitary conditions which […]

Leon County Commission Retreat Addresses “Bold Goals”

Leon County Commission Retreat Addresses “Bold Goals”

On January 18th, the Leon County Commission discussed their new priorities for the County’s 5-Year Strategic Plan at the County’s Annual Retreat. The Commission focused on 4 main strategic priorities–Economy, Environment, Quality of Life, and Governance. After the retreat, Commissioner Nick Maddox stated, “I am proud of the Board’s work today at our annual retreat, […]