Rosehill Says No to City Substation Plans, Spencer Road Home to be Purchased

Rosehill Says No to City Substation Plans, Spencer Road Home to be Purchased

After being rebuffed by homeowners in the Rosehill neighborhood, the City of Tallahassee’s electric utility is moving to buy property off of Spencer Road to expand a electric distribution substation in northeast Tallahassee. And homeowners on Spencer Road are not happy about the decision or the process. The property purchase was scheduled to be handled […]

Chamber Study Finds Economic Benefits to Consolidation

Chamber Study Finds Economic Benefits to Consolidation

A study conducted by the Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG) for the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce concludes that “effective” government consolidation could result in increased economic performance for Leon County. In November 2017, the TalChamber Board of Directors voted to commission an independent study on the possible consolidation of Tallahassee and Leon County governments. The […]

Ziffer Will Not Seek Political Office in 2018

Ziffer Will Not Seek Political Office in 2018

In a surprising development, City Commissioner Gil Ziffer has decided not to run for the Mayor of Tallahassee or to seek another city commission seat in 2018. Ziffer released the following statement this morning: With a great deal of thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to not seek the Tallahassee Mayor’s position, […]

School Board Member Files Complaint Against Deerlake Administrator

School Board Member Files Complaint Against Deerlake Administrator

Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that Leon County School Board Member Alva Striplin has filed a complaint against Deerlake Assistant Principal Julie Lawson. When contacted by TR,  Striplin confirmed the complaint and said that “Ms. Lawson should conduct herself in an ethical and professional manner as outlined in LCSB policies 3210 and 1210, towards all District […]

Brookside Village Development Approved Over HOA Objections, $4,000 in Campaign Contributions Questioned

Brookside Village Development Approved Over HOA Objections, $4,000 in Campaign Contributions Questioned

Despite protests from neighborhood associations, the Leon County Commission unanimously voted to move forward with the Brookside Village  residential development off of Ox Bottom Road. Tallahassee Reports previously reported that the neighborhood associations for Ox Bottom Manor and Moore Pond filed a petition to challenge the Brookside Village development that was approved by the Leon County Development […]

CRA Approves $1.9 Million More in Tax Incentives for Cascades Project

CRA Approves $1.9 Million More in Tax Incentives for Cascades Project

At the January 25th, 2018 Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) meeting, the Board voted to approve changes to the North American Properties (NAP) Cascades project which will result in an additional $1.9 million in tax incentives. The CRA had previously approved tax incentives totaling $13.8 million for the downtown project.  The change was due to the […]

City Commission to Tackle City Manager, City Attorney Vacancies

City Commission to Tackle City Manager, City Attorney Vacancies

This Wednesday city commissioners will decide on a number of issues related to the current vacancies of the city manager and city attorney positions. City Manager Staff is recommending the hiring of an executive search firm that will provide support for all components of the recruitment process, from solicitation of candidates until a candidate is […]

Killearn Country Club Releases Drawings for Renovation

Killearn Country Club Releases Drawings for Renovation

Tallahassee Reports has obtained drawings of the proposed renovations for the Killearn Country Club. The drawings, provided below, come nine months after a controversial process that culminated with a decision by the City Commission to allow the owner, Barton Tuck, to move forward with a redevelopment plan. Back in April, TR reported that permits for […]

CRA Personnel Expenses Increases 66% Over Four Years

CRA Personnel Expenses Increases 66% Over Four Years

The closeout of the 2017 budget for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) shows that personnel expenses have increased approximately 66% over the last four years. During this period personnel expenses increased from $330,286 in 2013 to $547,872 in 2017. The growth in CRA personnel expenses is approximately nine times the growth rate of personnel expenses […]