Curtis Richardson

Elderly lady swinging in a park.
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The City of Tallahassee is getting nearly $9,000 from the AARP. The grant will go toward a park in the Greater Bond Community--a traditionally African American neighborhood on the Southside of Tallahassee.

City of Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson, Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna and officials with the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates
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A day after Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill promoting technical career centers, local leaders are highlighting vocational schools and apprenticeships as a pathway for students after high school. City of Tallahassee Commissioner Curtis Richardson and Leon County School Superintendent Rocky Hanna spoke at the Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates monthly meeting.

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Nearly 140 exhibitors and 500 students from Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties came out to observe professionals up close at the Leon Works Expo. They were able to watch licensed barbers groom young men, get hands-on experience welding with Lively Technical College and perform CPR on dummies at the Leon County’s Paramedics table.  

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City Commissioner Curtis Richardson and other officials unveiled the last marker designating a stretch of Orange Avenue as C.K. Steele Memorial Highway.

Remaining members of the Tallahassee city commission will choose the person to replace Scott Maddox.
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The list of people vying for City Commission Seat 1 continues to grow, and had hit about 30 by Wednesday. It includes political novices, previous Commission candidates and some who ran for other local offices.

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The City of Tallahassee is announcing its next community forum event. City leadership is encouraging all those interested to register for food and conversation at the fourth Longest Table gathering.

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Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson joined a group at the Florida Capitol Thursday asking Governor Rick Scott to explain a lawsuit activists say could make getting health coverage for pre-existing conditions more difficult. 

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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
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.