U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Florida Tech Law
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by Staff
15h ago
By Dara Kam, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday heard arguments about the constitutionality of a 2021 Florida law aimed at placing restrictions on social-media platforms, with attorneys for tech companies and the Biden administration arguing the law violates the First Amendment. Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed the content-moderation law after Facebook and Twitter, now known as X, blocked former President Donald Trump from their platforms after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The state’s a ..read more
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The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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by Steve Stewart
15h ago
Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS At Thursday’s Blueprint meeting, the IA Board will consider increasing the project budget ($118 mill) to meet the current scope, reducing the scope to meet current budget ($82 mill) and widening Springhill Road to 4 lanes, which will cost an estimated $13 million. On Monday, Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch revealed the most recent design of the Northeast Park located on Centerville Road near Roberts Elementary School. Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey and Leon County Com ..read more
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Blueprint to Consider Airport Gateway Scope, Funding
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by Steve Stewart
15h ago
At the February 29, 2024 Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (IA) Board meeting, elected officials will receive a summary of the Airport Gateway project scope, cost estimate and budget allocation comparison, scope expansion opportunities to include advancing the widening of Springhill Road to four lanes, and major milestones for the project over the next four years. The Airport Gateway – a multimodal gateway between Downtown and the Airport – was seen as an economic development driver supporting growth of the high-tech sector by improving access to Innovation Park, including the National High M ..read more
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Northeast Park Design Released
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by Staff
15h ago
On Monday, Leon County Commissioner Brian Welch revealed the most recent design of the Northeast Park located on Centerville near Roberts Elementary School. After much debate about the size and scope of the park, the most recent design includes two baseball fields, an all purpose field, an all purpose court, four pickleball courts and three volleyball courts. The plans for the park are in the permitting process and construction should begin in August or September of this year. In a social media post, Commissioner Welch stated, “We are excited to share the newest design for the Northeast Park ..read more
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The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Monday, February 26, 2024
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by Staff
2d ago
Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS Hear the comments of one citizen supporting the recently passed Leon County trespassing ordinance and another who was in opposition. At the February 29th meeting, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board) will consider a substantial amendment process required to expand the North Monroe Gateway project. Tallahassee Police has said that a man was shot around 2:00 a.m. outside The Table Lounge on South Adams Street. The man, reportedly, t ..read more
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Blueprint to Consider Expanding North Monroe Project
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by Staff
2d ago
At the February 29th meeting, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board) will consider a substantial amendment process required to expand the North Monroe Gateway project by adding a new, unfunded, Phase 2 north of Interstate-10 (I-10) to Fred George Road. The proposed amendment was requested by the IA Board at the September 21, 2023 meeting. Improvements north of Interstate-10 are estimated at approximately $15 million. The agenda notes a potential leveraging opportunity though coordination with CRTPA that would use the funds planned to be allocated in FY 2026 to Nor ..read more
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Social Media Bill Passes Amid DeSantis Concerns
Tallahassee Reports
by Staff
3d ago
By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers Thursday gave final approval to a bill that seeks to keep children under age 16 off social-media platforms, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to raise concerns about the measure. The House voted 108-7 to pass the bill (HB 1), which has been a priority of House Speaker Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast. That came after the Senate voted 23-14 earlier in the day to approve the measure. Renner told lawmakers after the House vote that the bill “will protect children in a dramatic way.” He and other bill supporters say social media ha ..read more
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Citizens Speak For and Against Trespassing Ordinance
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by Staff
5d ago
During the last Leon County Commission meeting, elected officials voted 5-2 to approve a trespassing ordinance that would make it easier for property owners to get relief from the impact of panhandlers. Each commissioner spoke on the controversial issue and a number of citizens also offered public comment. Provided below are comments from one citizen supporting the ordinance another who was in opposition. Downtown restaurant owner speaks at Leon County Commission meeting in support of trespassing ordinance. pic.twitter.com/axZBdjemf7 — Tallahassee Reports (@TLHReports) February 22, 2024 Cit ..read more
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The Tallahassee Reports Daily Briefs: Friday, February 23, 2024
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by Staff
5d ago
Sponsored by  FOODIES TAKEOUT & DELIVERY DOWNLOAD FOODIES APP Select a Restaurant and Place an Order LOCAL NEWS Seldom do all Leon County Commissioners weigh-in on an issue. However, the proposed trespassing ordinance resulted in a discussion that explains why officials supported or opposed the new law. Read comments from all seven Leon County Commissioners. At the February 21, 2024 Tallahassee City Commission meeting, elected officials voted to introduce an ordinance that would revise sections of the Tallahassee Land Development Code (TLDC) related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs ..read more
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City Commission Revises Regulations Related to “Mother-In-Law Suites”
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by Steve Stewart
5d ago
At the February 21, 2024 Tallahassee City Commission meeting, elected officials voted to introduce an ordinance that would revise sections of the Tallahassee Land Development Code (TLDC) related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) or what is commonly called a mother-in-law suite. Currently, the TLDC allows ADUs to be built up to 800 square feet and be located on any single-family or non-residential lot.  Additionally, within the Multi-Modal Transportation District (MMTD), an ADU may be built on any duplex lot. The recommended ordinance has been drafted to update the TLDC standards related ..read more
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