Opinion: We Need A Special Session for Lawsuit Reform

Opinion: We Need A Special Session for Lawsuit Reform

The Florida Legislative session concluded March 8 and while so much progress has been made to restore balance to the tort system in Florida, much remains to be done. Make no mistake about it.  Due to the work of the legislature and governor in last year’s legislative session, Florida’s lawsuit culture has improved by leaps […]

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: March 26, 2024

Leon County School Board Meeting Briefs: March 26, 2024

Below are the news briefs that took place during the Leon County School Board business meeting on March 26th, 2024. The Board unanimously approved a number of Consent items including an item to install portable removable resin raised garden beds with above ground irrigation system at the Adult Learning Lab at Lively Technical Collage School. […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: March 19th

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: March 19th

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting held on March 19th, 2024. The Board authorized the County Administrator to negotiate with the top ranked firm, Halff Associates, Inc., for the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the following Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) Bridge Replacement Projects:  […]

Village Square Hosts 12th Annual Town Hall

Village Square Hosts 12th Annual Town Hall

On March 20th, the Village Square hosted the 12th annual Tallahassee Town Hall with City and County Commissioners attending. WFSU’s Tom Flanigan moderated the event and engaged with the Commissioners in discussion about issues of importance to the residents of our community. Flanigan asked City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox her thoughts on the firefighter’s union and […]

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.86 Million for Outside Agencies

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.86 Million for Outside Agencies

On March 19th, the LCC will consider establishing the FY 2025 maximum discretionary funding levels for outside agencies including the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP), dedicated homeless services, and special events. Previously, on November 28, 2023, the Board held a workshop in which they were provided recommendations by staff to better position the County and […]

Children’s Services Council Approves Summer Program Funding

Children’s Services Council Approves Summer Program Funding

On March 7th, the Leon County Children’s Service Council held their Governing Council meeting discussing summer programs and more. During the beginning of the meeting, one Leon County resident spoke out against the letter that the County sent to the CSC asking them to replicate and fund a process similar to the Community Human Service […]

News Briefs from Final Charter Review Committee Meetings

News Briefs from Final Charter Review Committee Meetings

Provided below are the meeting briefs from the final two Tallahassee Charter Review Committee meetings. On February 29th, the CRC held a meeting and discussed several options for the City Commissioners’ pay. The Committee continued debating regarding the City Commission pay increase. To assist the discussion, staff provided the Committee with compensation models/methodologies to review […]