Leon County Budget

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Leon County could see future tax hikes and the phase out of the downtown Community Redevelopment Agency, if a proposed increase in the homestead tax exemption is approved. County commissioners are bracing for the constitutional amendment advanced by state lawmakers.

 Leon County Commissioners are having difficulty getting support to re-establish a mental health court.

The Leon County Court was de-funded last year but  Commissioner Bill Proctor wants to bring it back.

“I was seeking that the County Commission would place the mental health court and other mental health services on the front end of our budgeting process and not to wait until October or November when we found out the funding is cut, there’s no funding, and last year we absolutely left the mental health court out of the budget,” Proctor said.