Leon Children's Services Council
The question is whether or not to create a taxpayer-supported appointed council to coordinate the provision of education, health care and other services to young children in Leon County. It's generated lots of recent controversy as the November 3rd election nears. Two panels make the case for and against the proposal. The proponents are: Lashawn Gordon with United Partners for Human Services; Michele Watson who heads the Florida Children's Council; Tallahassee City Commissioner Dianne Williams-Cox; and Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare CEO Mark O'Bryant. That's followed by arguments from the opponents: Community Activist Emily Fritz; and Lobbyist, Advocate and Public Policy Analyst Barney Bishop.