UPDATE: City Votes to Make Election Day a Holiday

UPDATE: City Votes to Make Election Day a Holiday

The City Commission voted unanimously to making election day an official paid holiday for City of Tallahassee employees during their April 7 meeting. The vote came after a discussion related to City Commissioner Dianne William-Cox’s proposal to give incentives to employees who vote. However, Commissioner Jack Porter questioned the legality of such incentives and City […]

Star Metro to Receive $3.7 Million in COVID Relief Funds

Star Metro to Receive $3.7 Million in COVID Relief Funds

At the City Commission meeting on April 7th, 2021, elected officials voted to approve the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSAA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to aid public transportation in Tallahassee. The CRRSAA was signed on December 27th, 2020 to support the transit industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

City Gets Update on Mobile App that Allows Citizens to Record Police Interactions

City Gets Update on Mobile App that Allows Citizens to Record Police Interactions

The Tallahassee Police Department will be the first agency in the nation to implement a hands-free, stream recording app that includes multiple contacts and a portal for review this Spring. The efforts coincide with Objective 5D of the City’s Strategic Plan: “provide state-of-the-art technology to support public safety initiatives.” According to the March 24 meeting […]

The PBA Takes Frustration with Contract Negotiations to the Streets

The PBA Takes Frustration with Contract Negotiations to the Streets

The Big Bend Police Benevolent Association, frustrated with contract negotiations with the City of Tallahassee, took a bold step and placed a controversial message on several billboards around town. The billboards read, “Thinking of sending your child to college in Tallahassee? Think again! Tallahassee is the 5th most dangerous city in Florida. Murders are the […]