Leon County Commission

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In May, Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill preventing local governments from banning plastic straws, now Leon County is trying to do just that. Tuesday, the county commission met to discuss options to reduce or eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws.

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Grady County in Georgia has reached a deal with Leon County to monitor water flow into Lake Iamonia. The agreement centers on a dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers on Georgia’s Tired Creek.

Lake Henrietta Park
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Leon County is honoring its first black female commissioner next month in a dedication ceremony. A local park will now be renamed in Anita Davis’ honor.

[From left to right] Leon County Commission Candidates Rick Minor,  Emily Fritz, Kyle Frost, and Carlos Rey, with the exception of Rex Rekstis [missing from photo], appeared Tuesday on WFSU’s Perspectives show.
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To win a nonpartisan seat during Leon County primaries, one candidate must get a majority – or, 50 percent plus one vote. But a local county commission race may be headed toward a recount.

Rick Minor, winner of Leon County Commission Seat 3 race, speaks to a supporter.
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The head of the Second Harvest of the Big Bend will join the Leon County Commission. Rick Minor won the seat currently held by Tallahassee Mayoral candidate John Dailey.


Developers are working on a plan to build out nearly 31 acres at Bannerman and Bull Headley roads in northeast Leon County.

The county commission recently approved rezoning there that was met with dozens of public comments like these: 

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An internal study ordered by the Leon County Commission has found median pay among county employees is slightly higher for women than it is for men. The study examined the wages of nearly 800 employees.

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A potential zoning change pending before the Leon County Commission has got Northeast residents angry. Leon County like much of Florida is experiencing a housing boom, and much of that new development is occurring in the Northeast. But area residents are expressing concern about the high density communities coming online in areas that were previously green spaces.

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Leon County Commissioners will take up a move to close a so called loophole that lets people make purchases at gun shows without having to get a background check. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley discussed the issue at a recent Village Square Town Hall.

Leon County Courthouse,
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Leon County Commissioners are digging into local crime rates. The board held a workshop on the topic Tuesday.

Leon County Commission Approves Parental Leave Policy

Jul 13, 2017
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Leon County Commissioners recently approved a paid parental leave policy for county employees.

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A local commissioner is heading to the White House Thursday.

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Leon County Commissioners Tuesday reviewed the local response to Hurricane Hermine. Commissioners received a report containing more than 100 ideas for improvement.

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  Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier has been appointed to serve for the National Association of Counties and the Florida Counties Foundation.

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Whoever becomes the Leon County Commissioner in District Two will have their work cut out for them. 

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After blocking attempts to relax marijuana ordinances, the Leon County Commission will discuss diversion programs for minor offenses.

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A question about funding for Tallahassee’s Palmer Munroe Teen Center is highlighting a dispute between the city and county about where one government’s responsibility ends and the other’s begins.


Leon County Commissioners talked over the preliminary budget Tuesday for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Leon County officials say about 75-percent of the inhumane animal care citations issued are never paid. Now the county is adding teeth to the rules to help insure collection. But Commissioner Mary Anne Lindley says she’d like to see another option for those who simply can’t pay.

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Agency contracts will get a closer look during Leon County’s upcoming budget workshop Tuesday. Commissioners want to be efficient without unnecessarily duplicating services.

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Dogs are welcome in Leon County restaurants outdoors, as long as owners register and, as long as that restaurant is in the unincorporated area of the county.

Greenways Update Plan Approved By Leon County Commission

Jul 8, 2015
The Leon County Commission approved three greenways and minor adjustments.
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Tuesday, the Leon County Commission approved its third update to its greenways Master Plan and the city commission is following suit. 

The Greenways Master Plan is a 20 year system connecting city and county trails in Leon County.  The County Commission has added three new additions and minor adjustments to improve the plan.

Senior City Planner Steve Hodges says the next step is to sit down with the public-private partnership Blueprint 2000, and focus on prioritizing and timing.

Leon County Commissioners want to revamp the North Florida Fairgrounds.  A study authorized by the commission says the space could become a new economic generator with a few touches-- mainly the addition of an indoor sports complex.

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Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier is among four-dozen leaders from all over the Western Hemisphere chosen to take part in the Third America’s Competitiveness Exchange.  Dozier said her first fact-finding trip would take place right away.

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The Leon County Commission won’t be attending a town hall meeting tonight on the Southside.  One county commissioner is objecting to the format of the meeting.