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'State Of The Community'

By: Garin Flowers Email
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By: Garin Flowers
September 9, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Big plans are in the works for the city of Tallahassee and Leon County. Administrators with both spoke at a "State of the Community" town hall for local residents, hosted by the Council of Neighborhood Associations.

"They're both providing services to citizens and I think to have both of them in the same place at the same time explaining their approaches is good for people to be able to understand," said Stanton Reecy, a board member for the Council of Neighborhood Associations.

City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson spoke about several topics, including a new recycling plan starting in January.

"We're hoping obviously to increase our recycling by doing this, the people who might not recycle because of the time it takes to decide, will just put their recycling in their retainer," Favors-Thompson said.

She also addressed a proposed noise ordinance - an issue that residents near the new Cascades Park had a lot to say about.

"We want to put together something we can utilize to say to an entity this may be too much noise for one particular location," she said.

Vincent Long spoke on behalf of Leon County. He addressed the counties budget among other projects and initiatives.

"We have our first public hearing of the budget on September Seventeenth, we have a current millage rate, so there's no increase in the millage rate and a 223 million dollar county budget," he said.


By: Garin Flowers
September 9, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee and Leon County officials joined today for a 'State of the Community' town hall meeting discussing important issues like the fiscal year budgets.

The meeting allowed residents to have city and county leaders all in one place. They work together on many projects and issues so it was an important time for people to ask questions while they are side by side.

Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson and Leon County Administrator Vincent Long were representation from the local government, discussing the status of their budgets, a proposed noise ordinance for the city and answering questions on the direction of the community.

This is all being hosted by the Council of Neighborhood Associations.

WCTV will bring you more tonight on Eyewitness News at 11.


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