City of Tallahassee Responds to Taylor Biro Lawsuit

City of Tallahassee Responds to Taylor Biro Lawsuit

In a filing last Thursday, the City of Tallahassee asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by former Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) member Taylor Biro. Biro was removed from the CPRB by the Tallahassee City Commission late last year in a 3-2 vote. Her removal was related to her abolitionist views of […]

Leon County Commission Approves Contract for Inmate Roadside Work

Leon County Commission Approves Contract for Inmate Roadside Work

On December 13th, the Leon County Commission approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) for the use of Wakulla Correctional Institution inmates to continue providing roadside maintenance and other related jobs for the Public Works Department. Leon County saves roughly $195,200 each year by utilizing inmate labor instead of hiring permanent full-time […]

Leon County Approves $13 Million Bid for Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project

Leon County Approves $13 Million Bid for Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project

The Leon County Commission voted to approve the bid for the construction of the Northeast Lake Munson Septic-to-Sewer Conversions Project, in a meeting on December 13th. The bid was awarded to the Hale Contracting Inc. in the amount of $13,651,976. The project is located in Yons Lakeside Estates and Idlewild neighborhoods (the southwest quadrant of […]

Leon County’s Children’s Services Council to Host “Listening Sessions”

Leon County’s Children’s Services Council to Host “Listening Sessions”

The Children’s Services Council (CSC) of Leon County announced to today that the group will host three listening sessions across the county for families to offer direct input on how anticipated community investment funding should be used. On January 26 and 31, and February 1, participants will have the opportunity to discuss possible program funding […]

TPD to Conduct Proactive Patrol to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

TPD to Conduct Proactive Patrol to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

Continuing through May 2023, TPD will conduct proactive patrols in pre-determined areas through a High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) detail to reduce the number of crashes related to pedestrians and bicyclists in those areas. The increased patrols are due to the fact that Tallahassee is one of the top 15 cities in the state for traffic […]

Superintendent Rocky Hanna Files for Re-Election

Superintendent Rocky Hanna Files for Re-Election

On January 2, 2023, Leon County Schools Superintendent Rocky Hanna filed to run for re-election in 2024. Hanna was first elected in 2016 and was subsequently re-elected in 2020. In a post on Facebook, Hanna said, “Over the holidays my family and I made the decision to file for reelection in 2024. I realize this […]

Leon County Commission Accepts Water Quality Report

Leon County Commission Accepts Water Quality Report

Leon County staff presented the Annual Water Quality Monitoring Report during the December 13th Leon County Commission meeting. The report details the process related to collecting water samples from January through December 2021 and identified areas of concern. Process Throughout the year, staff collects water samples from approximately 70 locations which are then sent to […]

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 […]

The Top Tallahassee Reports Stories from 2022

The Top Tallahassee Reports Stories from 2022

Listed below are the top viewed stories published by Tallahassee Reports in 2022. The issues include the indictment of Andrew Gillum, the Killearn Country Club renovation, parental rights in the classroom, violent crime in Tallahassee, economic development at the Tallahassee airport and the emergence of the progressive movement in local politics. Cobb Middle School Principal: […]

Blueprint Approves New Hope Community Historical Survey

Blueprint Approves New Hope Community Historical Survey

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) held a meeting on December 8th, in which the board unanimously approved an expanded historical survey related to the New Hope Cemetery. The cemetery has been identified as a part of the Northeast Gateway Cultural Survey Project. The expanded survey will include engagement with experts in the areas of history, […]