Tallahassee City Officials Have Their Eye on Legislative Bills

By: Amy Long Email
By: Amy Long Email

A variety of issues will be on the table, including growth management. Three different bills are being presented that will change the way Tallahassee deals with transportation and permitting.

Three or four bills have been introduced in an attempt to get the red light cameras, the same ones that have been popping up around town- taken down..

And on March 9th, the second day of session, the senate is expected to vote on SB 736- which would base how much a teacher is paid on how well their students perform.

City of Tallahassee Attorney, Jim English says, "Just a lot of bills, it's going to be a very active session. In 30 something years of watching the legislature I've never seen so many bills filed that are moving through committee as early as this."

English says he's tracking electronically around 15 or 20 different bills this session..

To find out how to track different bills follow the links below:
Florida House Bills:
http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/bills.aspx

Florida Senate Bills:
http://www.flsenate.gov/session/bills


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  • by Protest Ignorance Location: Tallahassee on Mar 7, 2011 at 06:10 PM
    @John T. Timney: There is no honor in being a hypocrite. You forgot to mention that you were a federal government employee. Did you join just for the taxpayer-funded educational benefits, free housing, healthcare, and pension? Did you take advantage of a government subsidized loan? Leon County public records indicate that you did. We state workers paid federal tax to fund your federal "welfare" benefits. Pay us back, get a real job, and get some counseling to deal with your misplaced anger issues.
  • by J Timney Location: Tallahassee on Mar 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    Gov. Scott is my hero! I hope he fires every last state worker so maybe they will get a real job and know how to actually work for a living.
  • by Leon Co. and Tallahassee City properties owner TaxPayer Citizen, Small Business Owner Location: Tallahassee and Leon Co. on Mar 2, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Don't recall seeing any of you Tallahassee City or County Officials speak up in behalf of our taxpayer citizens, like other cities, counties did to help save pensions of our valued City Police, County Sheriff, Firefighter, First Responder, Teacher,FRS pensions. Or oppose FL DCA growth management Bills that now dumps costs onto Tallahassee and Leon County. Maybe you are not going to control growth that protects our environment and let special interest developers build where they want at no cost to city or county.These changes effect local economy. It's a toss up whether you are looking out for yourself or taxpayer citizens. I can understand why state workers are afraid to testify, or protest at the Capitol, but you should be representing us. You knew the Legislative changes would cut services of local govs. We voted you in. You just lowered the bar from all time low as disgusting to greedy cowards. Now all we can do is watch CEO Scott and FL Legislature drive Leon closer into bankrupcy.
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