TPD Officer on Leave, Union Urges “Public to Reserve Judgment”

TPD Officer on Leave, Union Urges “Public to Reserve Judgment”

A Tallahassee Police Officer was placed on administrative leave after a video circulating on social media showed the officer using force while making an arrest. The department released the body camera video of the arrest Monday, March 28th. The president of the Big Bend Chapter of the Florida PBA, Richard Murphy, issued a statement urging […]

The City Approves 200 Traffic Cameras

The City Approves 200 Traffic Cameras

The City of Tallahassee Commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc., in the amount of $454,640. Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc. will procure new traffic cameras for the Tallahassee Advanced Transportation Management System (TATMS). TATMS monitors and controls traffic signals in the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, including those along with the […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Notes: March 23, 2022

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Notes: March 23, 2022

During the City of Tallahassee Commissioners meeting, the Board unanimously approved reserving an additional $227,853 from the American Rescue Plan Act Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Relief Funds for Phase one of the 300-unit Orange Avenue Redevelopment Project. The Tallahassee Housing Authority requested $1.2 million from the county and the city. The county promised $1,002,853, […]

National Company Pursuing Economic Development Opportunities at Tallahassee Airport

National Company Pursuing Economic Development Opportunities at Tallahassee Airport

A national company -Burrell Diversified Investments, LLC located in Aspen, Colorado – appears to have an economic development interest in the Tallahassee International Airport along with other Florida airports. The interest in the Tallahassee International Airport seems to be part of a statewide plan to develop an alternate distribution system for freight carriers by building […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Notes: March 9, 2022

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Notes: March 9, 2022

—During the City of Tallahassee Commission meeting on March 9, 2022, the commissioners unanimously approved terminating the International and Sister City relationship with Krasnodar, Russia, in solidarity with Ukraine. The program promotes activities and exchanges that increase international trade, economic and community development, and promote cultural and educational opportunities. —Courtney Atkins was reappointed to the […]

Tallahassee’s Downtown Market Opens March 5th

Tallahassee’s Downtown Market Opens March 5th

Saturday – March 5, 2022 – will mark the beginning of the City of Tallahassee’s Downtown Market season. The market will open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Ponce de Leon Park, located at the corner of Monroe Street and Park Ave. Tallahassee Downtown Market is the city’s longest-running Saturday market that features over […]

City of Tallahassee Moves Forward with Noise Ordinance Changes

City of Tallahassee Moves Forward with Noise Ordinance Changes

In a 4-1 vote during the February 16th city commission meeting, the elected officials approved introducing the new noise ordinance. The proposed Ordinance, No. 22-O-13, prohibits “noise disturbances.” `The new ordinance allows police officer to initiate complaints and provides a distinction in application based on land use. Commissioner Jack Porter was in opposition to the […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: February 16, 2022

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: February 16, 2022

Provided below are news brief from the February 16, 2022 Tallahassee City Commission meeting. –The City Commission approved accepting a grant from the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education for $10,000 to add a cathodic protection component to the gas training yard. –The Board approved the negotiations for a contract with Limelight Signs & […]

Citizens for Ethics Reform Seeks Changes at City Workshop

Citizens for Ethics Reform Seeks Changes at City Workshop

The Citizens for Ethics Reform (CER) issued a press release on February 14, two days ahead of the City of Tallahassee workshop on ethics. The release called on Tallahassee City Commissioners to support new lobbing reforms and stronger protections for whistleblowers. The Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board has sent proposals to the city for consideration. Some […]

City of Tallahassee to Hold Ethics Workshop

City of Tallahassee to Hold Ethics Workshop

This Wednesday, February 16, 2022, in City Commission Chamber at 10.00 a.m., the City of Tallahassee will convene an Ethics Workshop. The workshop will take citizen input then city commissioners discuss matters related to ethics, including the recommendations by the Independent Ethics Board. During a city meeting in October 2021, the commissioners requested an ethics […]