City of Tallahassee

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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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The future is bright for a proposed solar power plant in the capital of the Sunshine State.

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Tallahassee leaders want to make the city’s budgeting process more open, more transparent and more collaborative.

City Debuts Campaign Contribution Refund Program

Mar 15, 2016
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Tallahassee is launching a new campaign contribution refund program in time for this November’s elections.

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The House is debating a bill that would change Tallahassee’s downtown boundary for alcohol sales. 

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The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County officially dissolved Thursday. Now local officials are trying to move forward.

There is high demand for young professionals in Tallahassee. The city is looking for new ways to retain its university graduates and grow local business.

Commissioner Ziffer
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The Tallahassee City Commission meets this afternoon to discuss a nearly $18 million budget surplus, and how to spend it. The money has emerged after the commission approved a 13 percent increase in the city’s portion of property taxes earlier this year.

Commission Announces 'Year Of The Girl'

Nov 13, 2015
Kate Payne

The Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is calling 2016 the “Year of the Girl”.

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Urban Tallahassee

With just days before the city commission’s vote on its budget for the coming year, the Tallahassee Police Department has received a grant that will help pay for 15 new police officers. Now commissioners are grappling with what that means for the city’s spending plan.

The renovated Douglas House as it is now.
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Part of Tallahassee’s  effort to fight what government leaders are calling “shocking” crime statistics includes hiring more police officers. But to do that, the city commission is proposing higher property taxes.

A car uses the back-in parking space
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New parking spaces downtown may be a welcome sight but the trickier way of getting into them is confusing drivers.  The city of Tallahassee tried to avoid the confusion when it introduced back-in angle parking last year, but stumped drivers are taking to social media to say they still don’t get it.

Uber is operational in Tallahassee.
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The digital ride-share service Uber can continue its operations in Tallahassee, but under more regulations. cities and counties are moving to enforce their own rules after the legislature failed to pass legislation for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft.

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City property taxes are slated to go up next year, but not by as much as city officials had originally proposed. The new millage rate is a 23 percent increase over last year.

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