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Tallahassee City Commission Reorganizes After Election

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Tom Flanigan
Tallahassee City Hall

The recent election meant a win for one sitting commissioner and a loss for another.

In the wake of the recent election, the Tallahassee City Commission swore in both its newest and most veteran members the evening of Monday, Nov. 16.
Curtis Richardson, who has been on the commission since 2014, survived spirited primary and general election challenges to win another term. He said the city's response to the pandemic was a particular point of recent pride.

"We did not raise taxes and we did not fire a single employee of the City of Tallahassee," he commented during his remarks.

One employee who is moving on, though, is commission colleague Elaine Bryant. Although she held no grudge toward the person who defeated her.

"Whatever I can do to help you, that's what I'm going to do."

Sworn into office, was Bryant's successor, Jack Porter.

"Our mandate for change was strong indeed and the election that sat me here on this dais was almost without precedent."

The newly reorganized Tallahassee City Commission has its first regular meeting on December 9th.