The Leon County Commission gave its approval Tuesday to a $228 million budget for the coming fiscal year. That’s about $6 million bigger than the current year’s budget.
Commission members approved a millage rate of 8.8. The property tax rate is the same as the current year, but because of an increase in property values, homeowners are likely to pay more. Tallahassee Community College President and Economic Development Council Chair Jim Murdaugh says the decision will be good for the community and help the EDC continue its mission.
A phone scam that’s making its way through the Florida Panhandle has Tallahassee Police warning area residents to be careful.
TPD Spokesman David Northway, says in this case, the scammers are pretending to be the IRS:
“These scammers are calling people on the phone and demanding payment for fictitious back taxes and requesting for them to go and get a credit card that can be preloaded with money, and then giving them the number over the phone so they can then cash that money,” said Northway.
Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil speaking to reporters last week, following a campaign event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. McNeil is resigning his post. His last day is Sept. 26.
Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil’s last day is slated for Friday, after handing in his resignation letter over the Summer. While he may be weighing a bid for Leon County Sheriff, he may also be holding out for a return to head the state’s prison system.
The Tallahassee City Commission will decide whether to sue for a parcel of land near Railroad Square and Whanish Way.
Eminent domain is a legal term, that basically means a government can purchase a private property for public use. The city has already purchased several properties to make room for the FAMU Way storm water system, which officials say will decrease flooding in the area.
Leon County’s top courts officer is warning of a scam targeting area residents. The ploy uses e-mail to warn people they failed to appear in court for jury duty.
The e-mails have appeared all over Florida. They are masked to appear to be coming from local clerks of court. Leon County Clerk Bob Inzer issued a warning on his website last week. He says the most important thing for people to remember is court correspondence is always sent via physical mail, not by phone or e-mail.