Curtis Richardson

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Now that Tallahassee State Senator Bill Montford has said he won’t run for mayor, will incumbent City Commissioner Curtis Richardson jump into the mayor’s race? Richardson expects to answer that question soon.

View of the waterworks property from above
Erich Martin

Tallahassee commissioners have approved the sale of the city’s old waterworks buildings. The lot will go to North American Properties--the only developer that submitted a bid. Some public commenters pushed against the sale—raising concerns about how NAP has handled other developments, such as the new housing project currently underway near Cascades Park. But Commissioner Curtis Richardson said the city is lucky to work with NAP.

Photo of houses in Southwood
Erich Martin

Tallahassee residents won’t see an increase in their property tax rate next year. City Commissioners voted during a budget workshop Wednesday to keep the current rate in place. Commissioner Curtis Richardson says that’s the plan commissioners had in mind when they reduced the rate during the last budgeting cycle.

The renovated Douglas House as it is now.
Nick Evans

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.

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee commissioners are getting pushback from citizens opposed to a plan to increase property taxes. Officials say the proposed 27 percent increase for the city’s portion of a resident’s tax bill, comes out to an extra $8 a month for the average home owner.

A picture of Curtis Richardson
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The Orange Avenue United Tenants Associations held a meeting for the Leon County Commissioners. Part of the meeting discussed low-income housing issues and job employment for Tallahassee Southside’s youth.

Mayor Andrew Gillum (center) with City Commissioner Nancy Miller (left), City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson (right) and City Commissioner Curis Richardson (far left), Leon Sheriff mike Wood and Deputy Police Chief Darrell Furuseth talk crime in Tallahasse
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City of Tallahassee leaders are unveiling Operation Safe Neighborhoods, a summer initiative to curb gun violence in the city. The move comes after three shootings this past weekend left one man dead and two minors injured.