City to host town hall meetings on proposed Public Safety Campus

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee City Commission has announced plans to host two town hall meetings this month to get public input on the proposed Public Safety Campus.

The meetings will take place on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe Street, and on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Walker-Ford Community Center, 2301 Pasco Street. Both meetings will take place from 6-8 p.m.

The Public Safety Campus is slated to be built at the corner of Orange Avenue and Monroe Street, relocating businesses in the Town South Centre.

The campus will house the new headquarters for the Tallahassee Police Department. The vision for the campus also includes meeting and classroom space, a training facility, and community basketball courts.

The announcement of the town hall meetings comes in the wake of public outcry over the project, including concerns voiced by Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor.

"This is premature. And the people don't want it. We don't want it," said Proctor, who represents county residents living on the southside.

City officials said in a press release Friday, "Community engagement is essential in the development of the proposed campus. Feedback will continue to be sought from residents during the entire process including the design phase planned for this year."

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