City of Tallahassee

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After the loss of the Miracle 5 theatre and Video 21, local film buffs have a reason to celebrate this holiday season. Tallahassee is once again home to a video rental store.

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Some of Leon County’s newest elected officials reintroduced themselves to voters Thursday at a local political forum. The newly minted public servants sat down with local politicos to outline their transitions and priorities.

Scott Maddox speaks with reporters Monday in his downtown home/office following a ruling  by a circuit judge that he lives in his district. (12/05/16).
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The City of Tallahassee argues the issue of residency is of statewide importance and it wants the Florida Supreme Court to rule on whether local municipal definitions of residency hold any weight.

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Voters will soon know if Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox legally resides in city limits. Leon County Judge Karen Gievers has until Tuesday to rule on the case investigating Maddox’s residency.

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Supporters are once again encouraging Mayor Andrew Gillum to look beyond Tallahassee’s city hall. Online activists are circulating a petition calling for Gillum to run for governor in 2018.

City Works To Address Parking Concerns

Nov 10, 2016
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When it comes to parking in Midtown, Tallahassee officials say the some property surrounding the police department could provide a solution.

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Early voting in Leon County begins Monday and runs through Sunday November 6th. Any registered voter may cast their ballot at seven different locations throughout Tallahassee, including the county courthouse, and at various public library branches. Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho says residents can find more information in their voting guide.

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The helicopter ambulance service Life Flight will continue to airlift patients in the Tallahassee area, despite shutting down its operations center in Midway this week.

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Tallahassee retirement community Westminster Oaks is opening its doors to Jacksonville evacuees from Hurricane Matthew. Forty-seven assisted living residents from Westminster Woods, a sister facility in Saint Johns County, arrived Thursday morning, along with twenty staff members and their families.

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Former President Bill Clinton is cancelling his North Florida bus tour campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Local ice cream parlor Lofty Pursuits is leaving Market Square. The shop is the latest in a number of businesses to leave after a Texas company bought the shopping complex.

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A citizens group is drafting recommendations on how to improve the response to storms like Hurricane Hermine. The restoration efforts in Tallahassee raised concerns among residents and Governor Rick Scott.

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Tallahassee will soon be home to an assisted living facility designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss. The disease now affects more than 5 million people nationwide.

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Tallahassee City Commissioners have voted 3-to-2 to reduce property taxes. Commissioner Gil Ziffer led the push for the change during the last few minutes of a city budget workshop Wednesday.

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A number of high ranking Tallahassee city officials are slated for high raises. But  some citizens aren’t too happy about it.

St. Marks Trail To Meet Gaines Street

Jun 27, 2016
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The 16 mile St. Marks Trail is getting a long awaited extension. The City of Tallahassee is collaborating with Zimmer Development Company.

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A question about funding for Tallahassee’s Palmer Munroe Teen Center is highlighting a dispute between the city and county about where one government’s responsibility ends and the other’s begins.

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One city commissioner wants to reevaluate Tallahassee bar hours following the shooting in Orlando.

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Tallahassee Officials are assuring citizens the city’s water is safe to drink. Following the lead outbreak in Flint Michigan, officials say some residents are worried about water quality in Tallahassee. But Jennifer Porter with the city’s Underground Utilities Services says given the local water source, Tallahassee has no reason for lead concern.

Tallahassee already gives organizations holding public events and festivals a break on certain services. But now the city is offering a way for people planning a community event to get more support. Ashley Edwards is the director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. She says applicants can request in-kind city services.

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Are you happy with the way the city of Tallahassee is spending your tax dollars? Officials want to know and are asking citizens to fill out a city satisfaction survey. Deputy City Manager Reese Goad says city leaders want to give citizens a bigger voice as budget discussions start again this year.

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Tallahassee is struggling with affordable housing, according to current officers like Mayor Andrew Gillum and others. And that's affecting the City’s efforts to attract two highly sought-after groups of people: retirees and young professionals.

CRA Earmarks $116K For Southside Redevelopment

Apr 28, 2016
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The city of Tallahassee will spend more than $100,000 dollars for business improvements in the Southside.

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Tallahassee is a tree city. That's according to the Arbor Day Foundation. The organization has honored the city with the designation for the 24th time.

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Many of the cats that show up at the Tallahassee shelter don’t have owners and never did. Now city commissioners are considering an ordinance that would help those cats get into homes faster.

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