Leon County Debates Approaches To Managing Amphitheater Concerts

Leon County Debates Approaches To Managing Amphitheater Concerts

After three concerts in the new Amphitheater in Cascades Park, the Leon County Board of County Commissioners received a detailed analysis of what went right, what went wrong and options for future activities. The raw numbers show that the three concerts cost the taxpayers approximately $175,000. The losses were attributed to the lack of attendance. […]

Innovation Park Takes A Different, Unique Path

Innovation Park Takes A Different, Unique Path

Rarely does a government entity decide to become smaller so that it can become more effective. But that is exactly what Innovation Park did. Innovation Park is the areas university-based research park that is overseen by the Leon County Research and Development Authority (the Authority).Among the partnerships highly valued by the Authority are those with […]

Imagine Tallahassee Adds Complexity To Blueprint Process

Imagine Tallahassee Adds Complexity To Blueprint Process

Kim Rivers is not happy. Ms. Rivers, a successful local business woman and the engine behind Imagine Tallahassee, believes the Leon County Board of County Commissioners have voted to ignore the work of Imagine Tallahassee. And she is not shy. After the vote last week , she fired off an email stating her version of […]

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Decisions made by elected officials on the City Commission and the Leon County Board of County Commissioners ensure that the approximately $4 million raised by the fuel tax increase approved in 2013 will not be spent on additional road maintenance. This, despite the fact that one of the main arguments used to push for an […]

City and County Spending Take Different Paths

City and County Spending Take Different Paths

Now that both the City and the County has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2014, Tallahassee Reports has acquired the most recent budget documents and developed a table comparing spending trends between the two local governments since 2008. A comparison of the County and City operational spending trends since 2008 are shown in the […]

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners are well on their way to approving a five cent gas tax.  The tax will raise approximately $4 million which will be split between the City and the County. During a lunch meeting with NEBA today, County  Commissioners had an opportunity to discuss their rationale for supporting the […]

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

The City Commission has just voted not to raise the City’s property tax. In a motion moved by Commissioner Gil Ziffer, the Commission voted 5-0 to keep the property tax at the current rate of 3.70 mills. However, the City will receive an additional $2 million in revenue from the 5 cents increase in the […]

THE GAS TAX IS BACK

THE GAS TAX IS BACK

Just a couple of weeks ago the Leon Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a 5 cent increase in the gas tax. Based on previous agreements between the City and the County, 50% of the gas tax would have been appropriated to the City of Tallahassee. However, when presented with the gas tax proposal, […]

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