Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

Leon County Commission Budget Workshop Meeting Briefs: April 23, 2024

The Leon County Commission (LCC) voted unanimously to accept a report on the preliminary budget overview which included performance raises for all employees averaging 3%. The FY2025 estimates indicate a revenue increase of approximately $15 million. This estimate is based on a 6.5% increase in property values which, under the current millage rate, would result […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: April 9th

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: April 9th

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting held on April 9th, 2024. After a lengthy discussion, the Board voted 5-2 to accept a status update on the implementation and ongoing efforts related to the Lake Munson Action Plan, as approved by the Board at the October 11, 2022, meeting and modified […]

Centerville & Harpers Ferry Intersection Turn Lane Approved

Centerville & Harpers Ferry Intersection Turn Lane Approved

On April 9th, the Leon County Commission approved a counteroffer received from Ox Bottom Mortgage Holdings, LLC in the amount of $200,000, for the County to acquire the property interests needed for the Centerville Road at Harpers Ferry Drive Turn Lane Improvement Project. The parcel needed for the project is 0.84 acres in size. If […]

Leon County Commission Votes to Honor Judge James C. Hankinson

Leon County Commission Votes to Honor Judge James C. Hankinson

On April 9, the Leon County Commission voted unanimously to dedicate Courtroom 3A in honor of Judge James C. Hankinson, by placing a plaque in appreciation of his service to the people of the Second Judicial Circuit. The cost of creating the dedication plaque is estimated at $1,500. Hankinson died on July 6, 2023 after […]

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

Leon County Commission Allocates Opioid Settlement Funds

On April 9, the Leon County Commission voted unanimously to distribute $2,395,366 in opioid litigation settlement funds and approved an agreement with Big Bend Community Based Care, LLC, doing business as Northwest Florida Health Network (NWFHN) , on behalf of the State of Florida. The agreement states the settlement funds will be used for the […]

Leon County Announces $800K Federal Appropriation to Benefit Lake Jackson

Leon County Announces $800K Federal Appropriation to Benefit Lake Jackson

Leon County government announced today that $800,000 in funds has been secured in the federal FY 2024 appropriations package. Signed by the President and sponsored by Florida Congressman Dunn, the federal appropriation will support the County’s Fords Arm restoration project to enhance the water quality treatment for stormwater entering Fords Arm of Lake Jackson. “This appropriation […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: March 19th

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: March 19th

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting held on March 19th, 2024. The Board authorized the County Administrator to negotiate with the top ranked firm, Halff Associates, Inc., for the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services for the following Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Program (LAP) Bridge Replacement Projects:  […]

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.86 Million for Outside Agencies

Leon County Commission to Consider $1.86 Million for Outside Agencies

On March 19th, the LCC will consider establishing the FY 2025 maximum discretionary funding levels for outside agencies including the Community Human Service Partnership (CHSP), dedicated homeless services, and special events. Previously, on November 28, 2023, the Board held a workshop in which they were provided recommendations by staff to better position the County and […]

Leon County Report: 1,733 Entered Pretrial Release Program in 2023

Leon County Report: 1,733 Entered Pretrial Release Program in 2023

The 2023 Annual Supervised Pretrial Release (SPTR) report will be presented to the Leon County Commission at their March 19, 2024 meeting. The SPTR – which is required by Florida law – provides details related to the operation of the program. The 2023 report, which covers program activities between January 1 and December 31, 2023, […]