Chamber Advocacy Update – February 10, 2015


As part of your Chamber Business Advocacy Committee’s goal of monitoring, informing, communicating and advocating on your behalf regarding important issues impacting local businesses, listed below are highlights for the upcoming local government meetings during the week of February 9. Chamber representatives will participate in support of your business and joining with our partners toward enhancing our region’s economic climate.

Below you will find a brief description of those issues on the public agenda that you may find of special interest.

Leon County Commission Meeting (February 10)

The next Leon County Board of County Commissioners regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10 at 3 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of the County Courthouse. Additional information regarding all County agenda issues (including those highlighted below) can be found in the full County agenda available HERE:

A relatively light agenda including a series of programmatic status report updates, the County Commission has a few notable action items on the agenda that are of interest to the business community, including:

  • Approval of a measure to formally name the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Administration Building after the late Sheriff Larry Campbell (in honor of his recent passing and of his decades of excellence in public service to our community). Click HERE to view.
  • Final public hearing to approve the land development code regarding improvements in the Bradfordville area. This item codifies final negotiated amendments and updates to the Bradfordville Sector Plan and is anticipated to stimulate positive commercial and residential development in the area while also preserving and honoring the unique historical character of the Bradfordville community. This proposal aligns with the priorities of a number of public and private interest groups that have negotiated for the modified terms included via this update. Click HERE to read more.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any further questions you may have about this content and/or the Chamber’s comprehensive set of activities to Monitor, Inform, Engage and Advocate on behalf of the Greater Tallahassee business community through the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Committee.

On behalf of your Business Advocacy Committee,

Benjamin H. Pingree, MPA
Vice President, Business Retention/Expansion & Public Policy

Seeking to monitor, inform, communicate and engage for the benefit of our members, businesses and economic good.