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 […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: October 11, 2022

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs: October 11, 2022

Below are the news briefs from the Leon County Commission meeting that took place on October 11, 2022. __ One of the first agenda items the commission heard was the first and only public hearing on approving the Cawthon Multi-Family site development for northeast Tallahassee. As Tallahassee Reports previously reported, an apartment complex is going […]

Leon County Commission to Consider Regulations on Rent Increases

Leon County Commission to Consider Regulations on Rent Increases

Today the Leon County Commission will hear an overview of local ordinances in Florida that require rent increase notification to certain residential tenants and allow tenants to be released from their residential leases, without penalty, when rent is increased by more than an identified threshold amount. At a meeting on June 14, 2022, the Leon […]

Leon County Commission to Consider 244 Unit Multi-Family Project on Cawthon Property

Leon County Commission to Consider 244 Unit Multi-Family Project on Cawthon Property

On October 11, the Leon County Commission will consider an item on their agenda designed to “conditionally approve” the Cawthon Multi-Family Residential development and its “development plan application.” The location of the new development is on Bannerman Road southeast of Glenoak Trail. The development will be adjacent to a commercial project, which will consist of […]

Bannerman Road Widening Project Update

Bannerman Road Widening Project Update

Leon County Commissioner Brain Welch – who represents District 4 – recently provided an update on the Bannerman widening project which was approved in 2014. Based on the results of a Traffic Feasibility Analysis, which examined future traffic capacity and supporting infrastructure needs along the Bannerman Road corridor, the project was expanded in September 2020. […]

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs, July 12, 2022

Leon County Commission Meeting Briefs, July 12, 2022

Listed below are notes from the July 12th Leon County Commission meeting.___During the Leon County Board of County Commission meeting, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee recognized Vincent S. Long for winning the 2022 International County/City Management Association’s Career Excellence Award.___Chairman Bill Proctor requested an information item come back to the Board for review […]

Leon County Commissioners Receive an Update on Lake Munson

Leon County Commissioners Receive an Update on Lake Munson

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners heard an update on the algae bloom occurring in Lake Munson during the July 12, 2022, county meeting. In May 2022, the county closed the boat ramp and warned the community of toxins in the lake. Tallahassee Reports previously covered the story. According to the report presented to elected […]

Leon County: Waste Pro Service Has Declined, Changes Implemented

Leon County: Waste Pro Service Has Declined, Changes Implemented

On Tuesday, the Leon County Commission will be updated on a decline in service levels by Waste Pro, Leon County’s selected vendor for garbage and yard waste services. Specifically, the Commission will hear that liquidated damages are at a three-year high and both yard waste and standard service day misses continue to cause of complaints. […]

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