Tallahassee City Commission

Jeremy Matlow, owner of Gaines Street Pies, is trying to win a seat on the Tallahassee City Commission.
Lynn Hatter / WFSU News

Two Tallahassee City Commission seats remain up for grabs as the top two vote getters in both head toward the general election in November. 

Habitat For Humanity Home
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Three Tallahassee residents received keys to their new homes Tuesday. This was part of the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity’s newest projects and highlights the city’s efforts to grow more affordable housing.

 

[Left to Right] Tallahassee Commission Seat 3 candidates: Richard Garzola,  Lisa Brown, Bill Schack, Alexander Jordan and  Jeremy Matlow were on Tuesday's Political Perspectives.
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Candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3 are weighing in on the FBI’s investigation involving city leaders and laying out how they’d improve trust in city hall, if elected.

A house under construction
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Single-family home prices are climbing upward with demand, according to the City of Tallahassee. An update from the City’s Office of Economic Vitality says single-family home construction permits are at their highest number since 2007.

Picture of the sunset at Cascades Park
Erich Martin

Tallahassee commissioners will discuss the development of two new parks during their Wednesday meeting. 

Leon School Superintendent Jackie Pons (right) with City Commissioner Scott Maddox campaigning.
LHatter / WFSU News

A Tallahassee Commission candidate is calling for current commissioner Scott Maddox to step down after the release of a search warrant detailing the FBI’s investigation of Maddox.

Tallahassee city Commissioners will hold their annual retreat this week. Items listed on the agenda include the extension of FAMU-Way, public safety and replacing the city manager.

Tom Flanigan

A second candidate for the Tallahassee City Commission seat being vacated by Nancy Miller officially launched his campaign on Saturday, Dec. 16.

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Governor Rick Scott has approved a bill aimed at expanding 5-G wireless technology. But the measure also reduces local control. It takes away the ability of local governments to decide where the infrastructure for the technology should go, and how much to charge.

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’ll fully cooperate with an FBI investigation of a series of businesses and developers with ties to City Hall.

Mayor Gillum says the FBI approached him days ago about its probe into a number of redevelopment deals in the city. Gillum says he was assured he is not the focus of the investigation. 

Artist renderings of what a possible mixed use housing development in Frenchtown would look like.
City of Tallahassee

The recent sale of Frenchtown land to a real estate developer may open the neighborhood to greater development, raising fears of gentrification.

Nick Evans

The Tallahassee City Commission voted Wednesday night to advance a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Tallahassee City Commissioner Scott Maddox announces bid for Leon County School Superintendent.
Scott Maddox twitter account

A district court ruling Sunday has barred Scott Maddox from being sworn into the City Commission until a residency dispute is settled.

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Free Wi-Fi is now available at one of Tallahassee’s popular areas. Officials are calling it the city’s first Smart Park, and they're inviting the public to an event Friday that allows them to play the popular app game Pokemon Go.

City of Tallahassee

The incumbent for Tallahassee City Commission Seat Two is defending the city’s budget and employee raises.

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Race tension across the country has city officials looking for ways to reunite their communities. The candidates for Tallahassee City Commission Seat one discussed their solutions on Monday’s Political Perspectives show.

Erich Martin

Tallahassee Commissioners will reconsider bar hours…in September.  The commission will consider a three a.m. closing time after a vote earlier in the year to extend the hours to four in the morning.

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Steve Meisburg wore many hats: city commissioner, mayor, pastor, activist and musician. For Tallahassee musician Del Suggs, some of his best memories with Meisburg are performing with him on stage.

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Tallahassee City Commissioners say they support an ongoing effort to return Amtrak to the area. They recently unanimously voted yes on a resolution to restore the passenger rail service. The route would be between New Orleans and Orlando.

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City of Tallahassee officials are scheduled to discuss an ongoing whistleblower case Wednesday.

Ashley Tressel

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.

Tallahassee Police Department website

The Tallahassee City Commission is setting its agenda for the year and that includes increasing community policing in high crime areas.

MGN Online

The Tallahassee City Commission met Wednesday to determine the year’s agenda. The commission discussed development and community needs.

City of Tallahassee

The Tallahassee City Commission will go into its annual retreat Wednesday.  The meeting comes a week after the areas key economic development organizations split.

What Makes Cities Great? Or Not?

Dec 18, 2015
floridamemory.com

A prominent Tallahasseean’s new book is due for a January release. Former City Commissioner and Mayor Dorothy Inman-Johnson’s latest work focuses on the factors that make communities either great places to live, or nightmares to escape from.

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