What Does Middle School Enrollment Tell Us About A New High School?

What Does Middle School Enrollment Tell Us About A New High School?

Tallahassee Reports recently published an analysis of Leon County High School enrollment numbers and growth rates over the last five-years. It was the first analysis published by a local media outlet aimed at providing information about the need and location of a new high school. The report can be found here. Current Superintendent Jackie Pons […]

Market District Draws Little Financial Support in Sense of Place Plan

Market District Draws Little Financial Support in Sense of Place Plan

On February 10, 2015 the Tallahassee City Commission took part in a workshop to discuss efforts focused on fostering a sense of place. The vision is to create more walkable, attractive areas that draw visitors and residents to districts around Tallahassee. “Tallahassee’s Sense of Place Districts are a collaboration between government, established local businesses and […]

City of Tallahassee to Expand Solar Project

City of Tallahassee to Expand Solar Project

It looks like the City of Tallahassee will be relying more on solar power in the coming years. Back on June 24, 2015, the City Commission authorized staff to negotiate the purchase of energy from a 10 MWAC Solar facility to be built in Tallahassee. In the process of these negotiations, staff recognized the opportunity to […]

Bar Owners Fill Campaign Coffers Ahead of Vote, Win Later Closing Hours

Bar Owners Fill Campaign Coffers Ahead of Vote, Win Later Closing Hours

A review of campaign records show that the two City Commissioners running for office in this upcoming election accepted over $7,500 in campaign donations from bar owners, individuals and corporations that had an interest in the issue of bar closing times. Approximately $6,300 of the $7,500 came from donors that supported extending night club hours […]

CRA Gives $205,000 in Tax Money to Piggly Wiggly

CRA Gives $205,000 in Tax Money to Piggly Wiggly

Today the Community Redevelopment Agency voted to give $205,000 in tax revenue to the company which is locating a Piggly Wiggly’s at the former home of a Harvey’s grocery store. City Commissioners Gil Ziffer and Scott Maddox were the only two no votes. CRA staff reported to elected officials that: “Cogen, Inc. is requesting $205,000 […]

City Reveals More Surpluses, Still No Refunds

City Reveals More Surpluses, Still No Refunds

At Wednesday nights City Commission meeting, city staff revealed that the City’s General Fund -which pays for core services – had a $3.6 million surplus after 3-months of operation in fiscal year 2016. The finding was presented to City Commissioners by City Manager Rick Fernandez as part  his new a budget process which will provide […]