Leon County Planning Commission Appointment Raises Questions About Transparency, Conflicts

Leon County Planning Commission Appointment Raises Questions About Transparency, Conflicts

At the June 19th Leon County Commission meeting,  County Commissioner and mayoral candidate John Dailey nominated Robert Volpe to serve as one of  Leon County’s appointments to the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission. Volpe was approved for the seat with a 6-1 vote. The Planning Commission is a joint city-county board with city appointments and county […]

County Commissioner Lindley Joins Desloge, Speaks Out Against Children’s Services Council

County Commissioner Lindley Joins Desloge, Speaks Out Against Children’s Services Council

Days after County Commissioner Bryan Desloge said he will not support a referendum for a Children’s Services Council (CSC),  fellow Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley has publicly voiced the same position. The proposed CSC would be funded by a millage rate increase that would raise $7-$8 million annually. Lindley explained her position in a Facebook comment […]

Commissioner Bill Proctor Speaks Up for Local Business Group, Inclusiveness at Blueprint Meeting…and Wins

Commissioner Bill Proctor Speaks Up for Local Business Group, Inclusiveness at Blueprint Meeting…and Wins

At the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency meeting today, Commissioner Bill Proctor made an impassioned argument and a motion for the inclusion of the Network Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA) on the Economic Vitality Competitiveness Committee (EVCC). His colleagues responded by approving his motion 9-2. The motion was seconded by City Commissioner Scott Maddox. Mayor Andrew Gillum and […]

Speaker Corcoran tells local officials to “put your big boy pants on”

Speaker Corcoran tells local officials to “put your big boy pants on”

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran recently addressed the complaints from local elected officials about the potential impact of the state constitutional amendment that would increase the homestead exemption by an additional $25,000. Some local officials are concerned that the amendment, if adopted, would result in a cut to services or a local tax increase. Leon […]