TPD Makes Arrest in Fatal Shooting

TPD Makes Arrest in Fatal Shooting

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 21-year-old Za’mond Durant turned himself in to the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) following the fatal shooting that occurred on Monday, Dec. 18. An investigation conducted by TPD’s Violent Crimes Unit revealed Durant forcibly entered the apartment of a former female acquaintance at Camden Place Apartments, located at 2933 North Mission Road. […]

Mayor Dailey Expresses Concerns about Personal Attacks Made by Speakers at Meetings

Mayor Dailey Expresses Concerns about Personal Attacks Made by Speakers at Meetings

During the City Commission Meeting on December 13th, Mayor John Dailey addressed the out-of-control comments being made from the unagendaed speakers and informed the Commission he would be “tightening up the ship” in regards to how the Commission handles the agenda. He noted he walked away from the previous meeting “quite disturbed” and said he […]

The Development Review Committee to Address Three Projects

The Development Review Committee to Address Three Projects

On Monday January 8 at 9:00 a.m. the Tallahassee Development Review Committee (DRC) will address three projects. DRC meetings are normally held twice a month, usually every other Monday in the Growth Management Conference Room, First Floor, Renaissance Building, 435 North Macomb Street. The purpose of the meetings is for the Development Review Committee to […]

City Commission Approves Zoning Amendments to Ox Bottom Development

City Commission Approves Zoning Amendments to Ox Bottom Development

On December 13, the Tallahassee City Commission approved the proposed amendment to the Ox Bottom Meadows Planned Unit Development (PUD) concept plan, which is located on 36.37 acres at the Northwest corner of Ox Bottom Road and Thomasville Road. The amendments made to the existing PUD allow fast food and fueling stations as allowable uses […]

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: December 13, 2023

Tallahassee City Commission Meeting Briefs: December 13, 2023

Below are the Tallahassee City Commission news briefs from the December 13, 2023 meeting. The Commission presented the Proclamation of Florida State University Women’s Soccer 2023 NCAA National Championship Title. The FSU Women’s Soccer team was congratulated on their success this year, including being the first in FSU history to go undefeated, winning both the […]

City Commission to Consider Leave Buy-Back Option

City Commission to Consider Leave Buy-Back Option

On December 13th, the Tallahassee City Commission will consider approving a leave buy-back option for general employees. Historically, the City has periodically provided employees the option to buy-back limited amounts of their accrued personal leave. According to staff, the buy-back option benefits the City as well as its employees. It allows employees to be compensated […]

Audit Finds TPD Use of Force Policy Follows Best Practices, Makes Three Recommendations

Audit Finds TPD Use of Force Policy Follows Best Practices, Makes Three Recommendations

An audit of the Tallahassee Police Department’s (TPD) use of force policy found TPD’s policy aligns with best practices but made three recommendations that could enhance the policy. In response to many high-profile events across the nation which have raised concerns about the use of force by law enforcement agencies, the City Commission directed the […]

City Votes to Rename City Building to Honor Former Mayor John Marks

City Votes to Rename City Building to Honor Former Mayor John Marks

On November 8, the Tallahassee City Commission voted unanimously to rename the Gemini Building in honor of former Tallahassee Mayor John R. Marks, III. Marks was first elected as mayor in 2003 and later re-elected in 2006 and 2010. The honor was requested by former Congressman Al Lawson in a letter to the City Manager. […]

City Moves Forward with Ox Bottom Road Zoning Amendment

City Moves Forward with Ox Bottom Road Zoning Amendment

On November 8th, the City Commission approved a proposed amendment (by a vote of 3-2 with Commissioner’s Porter and Matlow against) to the Ox Bottom Meadows Planned Unit Development Concept Plan located on 36.37 acres of land at the Northwest corner of Ox Bottom and Thomasville Roads. The amendment will allow for fast food and […]

City Commissioners Comment on City Attorney Resignation

City Commissioners Comment on City Attorney Resignation

On November 8th, the Tallahassee City Commission addressed the resignation of Tallahassee City Attorney Casandra Jackson. Ms. Jackson will continue to serve as a consultant/employee through June 1, 2024. During the meeting, Ms. Jackson thanked the City’s hard-working employees and legal staff. She stated, “I have enjoyed every minute, though many minutes were challenging. I […]