Leon County Commission Retreat Addresses “Bold Goals”

Leon County Commission Retreat Addresses “Bold Goals”

On January 18th, the Leon County Commission discussed their new priorities for the County’s 5-Year Strategic Plan at the County’s Annual Retreat. The Commission focused on 4 main strategic priorities–Economy, Environment, Quality of Life, and Governance. After the retreat, Commissioner Nick Maddox stated, “I am proud of the Board’s work today at our annual retreat, […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: January 24, 2022

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: January 24, 2022

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place on January 24, 2022.__ The county approved Agenda Item 19 which gave the board direction to further seek out a resolution to issues facing many school bus stops in unincorporated Leon County. Chairman Nick Maddox took the time to note that […]

Leon County Commission Plans for Bicentennial Celebration

Leon County Commission Plans for Bicentennial Celebration

On December 13, 2022, the Leon County Commission accepted the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicentennial Organization Management Plan and adopted a resolution to establish the Tallahassee-Leon County Steering Committee. The year 2024 will mark the 200th anniversary of the Tallahassee-Leon County community. According to the agenda item, recognition of the milestone will allow for the community to […]

Leon County Commission Approves Contract for Inmate Roadside Work

Leon County Commission Approves Contract for Inmate Roadside Work

On December 13th, the Leon County Commission approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) for the use of Wakulla Correctional Institution inmates to continue providing roadside maintenance and other related jobs for the Public Works Department. Leon County saves roughly $195,200 each year by utilizing inmate labor instead of hiring permanent full-time […]

Leon County Approves $13 Million Bid for Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project

Leon County Approves $13 Million Bid for Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project

The Leon County Commission voted to approve the bid for the construction of the Northeast Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project, in a meeting on December 13th. The bid was awarded to the Hale Contracting Inc. in the amount of $13,651,976. The project is located in Yons Lakeside Estates and Idlewild neighborhoods (the southwest quadrant of […]

Leon County Commission Accepts Water Quality Report

Leon County Commission Accepts Water Quality Report

Leon County staff presented the Annual Water Quality Monitoring Report during the December 13th Leon County Commission meeting. The report details the process related to collecting water samples from January through December 2021 and identified areas of concern. Process Throughout the year, staff collects water samples from approximately 70 locations which are then sent to […]

Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch Files for Re-Election

Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch Files for Re-Election

Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch filed for re-election today. Welch, who was elected in 2020, is up for re-election in 2024. In a press release – provided below – Welch stated, “Northeast Tallahassee is such a unique and remarkable place that offers an unmatched quality of life. It has been the privilege of my life […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: December 13, 2022

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: December 13, 2022

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place on December 13, 2022.__ The commission considered and approved an agenda item that would authorize “staff to proceed with drafting an Ordinance to amend the Pre-development Environmental Analysis Reviews Section of the Environmental Management Act.” According to the source documents, “revision […]

Leon County Commission Discusses State & Federal Legislative Priorities

Leon County Commission Discusses State & Federal Legislative Priorities

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission 2023 State & Federal Legislative Priorities Workshop that took place on October 25, 2022. The team of legislative advocates provided five projects to the county commission that they are specifically requesting for line-item funding from the state legislature including: $500,000 for backup generators at libraries […]

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