Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs December 14, 2021

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs December 14, 2021

Listed below is a summary of the topics covered at the December 14, 2021 Leon County Commission meeting. –The Leon County Commissioners recognized the successes and retirement of Leon County Library Director Debra Sears. Sears has served the Leon County Library System for over 13 years. –The county was presented a $55,000 donation from the […]

Leon County Commission Votes 4-3 to Address Homeless Camps, Soliciting

Leon County Commission Votes 4-3 to Address Homeless Camps, Soliciting

The Leon County Commissioners approved the repeal of the current ordinance in Chapter 11, Article VIII, regarding soliciting. The Board also addressed drafting a law to address issues involving indecent behavior and approved a reallocation of $491,000 to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for two new officer positions. Ultimately, Chair Bill Proctor’s motion to […]

Leon County Ends Vaccine, Mask Mandates

Leon County Ends Vaccine, Mask Mandates

Leon County government recently informed employees that mandates related to masks and vaccines are no longer being enforced. The communication from Candice Wilson, Leon County’s Human Resources Director, stated: “Dear Leon County employee, with the passage of the new bills from the special session of the Florida Legislature the mandates related to masks, medical or […]

Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier Will Not Seek Re-Election

Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier Will Not Seek Re-Election

Three-term Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier recently announced she will not be seeking reelection for the District 5 seat in 2022. Before her election in 2010, Dozier worked for eleven years at her family’s local construction company, Mad Dog Construction. Dozier also earned her associate’s degree from Tallahassee Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, […]

Leon County Commission Tackles Food Insecurity

Leon County Commission Tackles Food Insecurity

The Leon County Commission recently unanimously passed an item that allows the county government to partner with the City of Tallahassee and America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. The collaborators will conduct community meetings to ascertain what barriers exacerbate food insecurity in specific neighborhoods. In January 2021, during the commissioner’s annual retreat, elected officials […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – November 9, 2021

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs – November 9,  2021

The Board recognized Chairman Rick Minor during the Leon County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday. Minor is wrapping his service as the Chair of the Board but will continue his service to Leon County on the commission. Minor thanked the Board, County Administrator Vincent Long, and the attorney Chasity O’Steen for their leadership and hard work. […]

Leon County to Continue PACE Program

Leon County to Continue PACE Program

During Tuesday’s Leon County Commissioner meeting, the Board will consider adopting a resolution to join the Florida PACE Funding Agency (FPFA). If approved, the resolution will continue the residential Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (PACE) in Leon County. The PACE program was launched in 2017 and allows residents to finance energy efficiency, wind resistance, and […]

Leon County Commission to Consider Workshops on Alternatives to Incarceration

Leon County Commission to Consider Workshops on Alternatives to Incarceration

The Leon County Commissioners will consider setting dates for two workshops during the upcoming meeting on November 9, 2021. The workshops will be held to discuss alternatives to incarceration for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and on the jail population. At the October 12, 2021 meeting, the Leon County Commission directed staff to […]

Leon County Commission to Vote on “Shoppes at Summerfield” Proposal

Leon County Commission to Vote on “Shoppes at Summerfield” Proposal

During the next County Commission meeting, the commissioners are set to vote on the approval of the Shoppes at Summerfield within the Summerfield development. The proposed Shoppes at Summerfield is a mixed-use commercial shopping center consisting of 42,050 square feet of non-residential building square footage within the retail-office land use component of the Summerfield PUD. […]

Leon County Commission Appoints Five Citizens to Committees

Leon County Commission Appoints Five Citizens to Committees

During the last Leon County Commissions meeting, the Board approved five candidates for five positions on three committees. The committees include the Canopy Roads Citizen Committee (CRCC), the Tourist Development Council (TDC), and the Council on Culture and Arts (COCA). The first appointee was Curtis Chapman, who was appointed to the citizen seat for the […]