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Citizens North Monroe Corridor task force to have first meeting next Thursday

The group will look at crime and blight in the area, creating recommendations for the Leon...
The group will look at crime and blight in the area, creating recommendations for the Leon County Commission to discuss.(free to use)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:55 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Just six months after the Leon County Commission Chair introduced the idea of a task force to study the North Monroe corridor, the citizens group will have its first meeting.

The Citizens North Monroe Corridor Task Force will meet at 5:00 p.m. next Thursday, June 24.

The group will look at crime and blight in the area, creating recommendations for the Leon County Commission to discuss.

County Commission Chair Rick Minor first brought up the issue in December of 2020 at a meeting with Mayor John Dailey and Superintendent Rocky Hanna. The Leon County Commission voted to create the group this past April.

Commissioner Minor says he has concerns about the decline of the corridor, which he calls the “gateway to Tallahassee.”

The twelve member task force includes local residents and business owners.

In addition to looking at problems in the area, the group will also discuss how to bring investment to the North Monroe corridor.

“We also have some folks there that are really good at understanding the issues of homelessness and what we can do to address the issues that people are struggling with these days,” said Minor. “And then we also have folks that have really good knowledge of the nature of crime along North Monroe, and things that we can do, tangible things we can do, to address the crime.”

Although the task force members have been selected, the meetings will be publicly noticed with public comment, so anyone can have their voice heard.

Commissioner Minor says the group will meet four to five times in the coming months before making recommendations to the City and County Commissioners around the end of the year.

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