City & County Provide Preview of 2023 Budgets

City & County Provide Preview of 2023 Budgets

The Tallahassee City Commission and the Leon County Commission recently held budget workshops related to the 2023 budget process. The workshops are designed to inform elected officials and the public about local government finances and to seek input related to the challenges and opportunities based on the projected revenues and expenses for the upcoming year. […]

Leon County Votes to Support Lake Hall Schoolhouse Preservation

Leon County Votes to Support Lake Hall Schoolhouse Preservation

Over the last several months, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners have received reports and heard from citizens regarding the preservation of the Lake Hall Schoolhouse. During the June 14th Board meeting, elected officials voted 5-1, with Commissioner Proctor in opposition, to authorize the county to purchase property at 4664 Thomasville Road for $425,000. […]

Leon County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson Passes Away

Leon County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson Passes Away

Leon County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson passed away this morning due to complications from long-term COVID. Provided below is the Leon County Commission press release: Lifelong Public Servant Jimbo Jackson Passes Away Leon County Commissioner Jimbo Jackson passed away this morning surrounded by his wife, children and close family. A lifelong public servant, educator, and leader, […]

County Adopts Ordinance Related to Residential Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

County Adopts Ordinance Related to Residential Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Leon County Commission recently adopted the proposed Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to facilitate the use of EVs and further establish a convenient, cost-effective electric vehicle infrastructure that will also accommodate future technological advancement county-wide. The ordinance was adopted in a 5-1 vote with Commissioner Bill Proctor in […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs May 10

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs May 10

The Leon County Commissioners voted to bring back two additional agenda items in upcoming meetings for options to acquire and preserve the Lake Hall Schoolhouse. The board adopted the proposed Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Ordinance. The ordinance facilitates the use of EVs and further establishes a convenient, cost-effective electric vehicle infrastructure that will also accommodate […]

Leon County to Consider Another Option for Lake Hall Schoolhouse Preservation

Leon County to Consider Another Option for Lake Hall Schoolhouse Preservation

In an effort to preserve the historical Lake Hall Schoolhouse, Leon County Commissioners voted unanimously to bring back an item for the board’s consideration during the next meeting. The item will propose a maximum proposal of a $20,000 lease for a property on Thomasville Road that borders the schoolhouse. Additionally, Commissioner Nick Maddox also motioned […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Notes March 8, 2022

Leon County Commission Meeting Notes March 8, 2022

—Leon County Commissioners heard a legislative update on issues that may impact Leon County. Commissioner Cummings inquired about the proposed “Putting Parents First Adjustment” portion of a House bill that shifts $200 million in funds away from 12 Florida school districts, including Leon County Schools, due to the mask requirements imposed by the district in […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs February 8th

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs February 8th

Listed below is a summary of the topics covered at the February 8th, 2022 Leon County Commission meeting. –The Leon County Commissioners discussed what options are available to the Board to preserve the Lake Hall School House. Previously the county provided a letter of support to the non-profit Friends of the Lake Hall School for […]

Leon County Could Receive Opioid Litigation Settlement Funds by May

Leon County Could Receive Opioid Litigation Settlement Funds by May

On February 8, 2022, Leon County Commissioners agreed to move forward with signing and submitting a participation agreement for the opioid litigation settlement involving Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. settlement proposal. In June 2018, Leon County entered into a contract with outside counsel, Levin, Papantonio, P.A., and Parks Law, LLC, to represent […]

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