School Board Moves Forward with Revised Human Growth and Development Curriculum

School Board Moves Forward with Revised Human Growth and Development Curriculum

On March 28th, the Leon County School Board discussed the revised Human Growth and Development curriculum. At the March 7th meeting, the Board delayed adoption of the curriculum due to concerns of some parents and school board members. Based on that meeting, the Superintendent and staff removed optional material from the curriculum that may have been “pushing the […]

Leon CSC Governing Council Debates Staffing Increase Proposal

Leon CSC Governing Council Debates Staffing Increase Proposal

The Governing Council of Leon County’s Children’s Services Council (CSC) met on March 23rd and approved 3 consent items and voted on whether additional staffing positions would be necessary. In a previous meeting, the Executive Committee could not reach a consensus on the staffing proposal. The meeting kicked off with a Community Impact Statement presentation […]

Leon County Commission Approves New Rates for Waste Collection Services

Leon County Commission Approves New Rates for Waste Collection Services

The Leon County Commission voted 7-0 to award the exclusive franchise to provide waste collection services in unincorporated Leon County to Waste Pro of Florida, Inc., and to authorize the county administrator to execute the franchise agreement, subject to legal review by the County Attorney. The option adopted provides a residential rate of $23.17 and […]

Leon County Commission to to Receive Lake Munson Update

Leon County Commission to to Receive Lake Munson Update

On Tuesday March 21, the Leon County Commission will receive a Lake Munson status report and approving an extension of the Lake Munson drawdown through the Spring of 2024. According to the status report, Lake Munson is a state-managed water body with chronic water quality and ecological problems. Problems include, fish kills, algal blooms, exotic […]

CSC Board Member Questions Need for Increase in Staff

CSC Board Member Questions Need for Increase in Staff

On March 13th, the CSC of Leon County Executive Committee had a long, sometimes heated debate on whether to add three additional staff positions. Two of the positions would be for a Programing Quality Assurance Specialist and one for a Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator. Board Member Paul Mitchell labeled the need for more staff […]

Blueprint Meeting Addresses Tharpe Street, Lake Munson Proposal

Blueprint Meeting Addresses Tharpe Street, Lake Munson Proposal

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency met on March 9th and approved four consent items and addressed two general business items. The consent items included the approval of February 9, 2023 Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board meeting minutes, the authorization to advertise and award construction services for the Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center project, acceptance of an update […]

Blueprint Authorizes $3.5M for Improvements to Animal Service Center

Blueprint Authorizes $3.5M for Improvements to Animal Service Center

At the March 9th meeting, the Blueprint IA Board authorized Blueprint staff to advertise and award a contract for construction services for the Tallahassee-Leon County Animal Service Center Project. This project will renovate the dog kennel and shelter medicine areas, as well as construct a quarantine dog yard with an estimated budget of $3.5 million. […]

Tallahassee City Commission Considering a Grant Application to Upgrade Bicycle Lanes

Tallahassee City Commission Considering a Grant Application to Upgrade Bicycle Lanes

The Tallahassee City Commission is considering staff’s recommendation to approve the submission of an application for the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Grant in the amount of $1,000,000. If approved, the city staff and Blueprint will apply for grant funding to support the additional cycling lanes known as the Downtown-University Protected Bike Lane Project. […]