Leon County Commission Tables Shifting Children Services Funding to CSC

Leon County Commission Tables Shifting Children Services Funding to CSC

On November 28th, the Leon County Commission held a workshop related to the County’s funding of human services through the Community Services Partnership (CHSP) and tabled the recommendation that would shift certain funding responsibilities to the Children’s Services Council (CSC). The agenda for the workshop recommended authorizing the County Administrator to amend the CHSP Memorandum […]

Leon County Commission to Hold Workshop Related to Human Services

Leon County Commission to Hold Workshop Related to Human Services

On Tuesday, November 28th, the Leon County Commission will hold a workshop related to the County’s funding of human services through the Community Human Services Partnership (CHSP). The workshop was requested by the elected officials at the Board’s July 11, 2023 meeting. The agenda for the workshop includes a comprehensive report onthe human services supported […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: November 14

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: November 14

Below are the Leon County Commission meeting briefs that took place on November 14, 2023. The Commission unanimously approved the re-organization of the Leon County Commission, electing Carol Cummings as Chair and Brian Welch as Vice Chair effectively replacing Nick Maddox as Chair. The Commission approved an amendment extending the term of the Interlocal Agreement […]

Leon County Commission Moves Forward with Panhandling Ordinance Related to Private Property

Leon County Commission Moves Forward with Panhandling Ordinance Related to Private Property

The Leon County Commission voted 6-1 to move forward with an ordinance that would prohibit solicitation and panhandling on private property, but did not address such activities in the median of roadways. Currently, private property owners and lessees in Tallahassee-Leon County must request an individual be trespassed off of their property or a blanket trespass […]

Leon County Commission Considers Legislative Priorities for 2024

Leon County Commission Considers Legislative Priorities for 2024

On October 24 2023, the Leon County Commission held a workshop to discuss the 2024 State and Federal Legislative priorities. Provided below are comments by elected officials. Commissioner Proctor noted his concern for the 8-year term limit intended for County Commissioners and asked one lobbyist why the Legislature would target County Commissioners to an 8-year […]

Leon County Meeting Briefs: October 10, 2023

Leon County Meeting Briefs: October 10, 2023

Below are the briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place October 10, 2023. The Commission approved a number of items in the consent agenda. One of the items accepted two Florida Department of Health Emergency Medical Services matching grants in the amount of $64,313, for a citizen CPR training Program and for […]

Meeting Comments Address West Pensacola, Lake Munson, a Fraternity House, & Firefighter Negotiations

Meeting Comments Address West Pensacola, Lake Munson, a Fraternity House, & Firefighter Negotiations

Provided below are summaries of comments made by citizens at two recent local government meetings. Public Comments at County Commission Meeting During the September 12, 2023 Leon County Commission meeting, a number of Leon County citizens attended to share their concerns and opinions on current issues facing Leon County. A group of Lake Munson residents […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: September 12, 2023

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: September 12, 2023

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place on September 12, 2023. The Commission approved all items on the consent agenda including the approval to award the bid for the renovations to the Concord School Building to Arris General Contractors Inc., the lowest responsive bidder in the amount of […]

Leon County Commission Adopts Resolution Declaring Climate Emergency

Leon County Commission Adopts Resolution Declaring Climate Emergency

On September 12th, the Leon County Commission voted 6-1 to adopt a resolution endorsing the declaration of a climate emergency in Leon County. The issue was presented to the Board by the youth advocacy group GenCLEO. The resolution cites the Paris Agreement, United Nations studies and states that the U.S. has “disproportionately” contributed to the […]

Leon County Commission to Consider Bid Award for Concord School Building

Leon County Commission to Consider Bid Award for Concord School Building

On September 12th, the Leon County Commission will consider awarding the bid for renovations to the Concord School Building to Arris General Contractors Inc., the lowest responsible and responsive bidder, in the amount of $4,250,000. This project is being supported by the Florida Department of Commerce, a CDBG-CV (Community Development Block Grant CARES Act) program grant […]