I am so very grateful for Jeff Vandermeer’s laser eye into Tallahassee’s woefully undemocratic governance I am thankful for Commissioners Jeremy Matlow and Jack Porter and I wish retiring Commissioner Dozier would run against Mayor Dailey. Reply
I am so very grateful for Jeff Vandermeer’s laser eye into Tallahassee’s woefully undemocratic governance I am thankful for Commissioners Jeremy Matlow and Jack Porter and I wish retiring Commissioner Dozier would run against Mayor Dailey.
Brilliant, incisive commentary. Mr. Vandermeer is exactly on point.
Many thanks for summing up Tallahassee’s governmental problems so well. Now, lets get MOVING on a solution.
This article is most enlightening as well as disturbing. We elect our government officials to serve in our best interest but that is not the case. The Tallahassee citizens are being given bad information as well as horrible decision making and leadership by our city and county government. This is most disturbing to me as a voter and a resident of this community.
It is time to give neighborhood associations and CONA resources needed to survive and thrive. Neighborhood associations must be supported by the city and county with dollars and skills. Grass roots democracy can be obtained with community organizers using the tools of advocacy planning. Neighborhood and Community associations should determine priorities for project spending. Residents must be empowered to determine their future.
Otherwise our future will continue to be determined by elites such as those who have recently been convicted and jailed.
Thanks!.. I have been out of touch a few years and sad to see we are growing…just like LA,Miami,Atlanta,….not learning frim their mistakes.
Enlightening and disturbing.
In addition to the listed problems with Blueprint money is the mayor’s plan to use 18 million to put the new high tech senior center inside the Canopy, a private residential development. This center will have the only public gym in the city. In effect this is using Blueprint money to promote the sale of housing to mostly white, wealthy future residents of Tallahassee.
This should be printed in the Tallahassee Democrat on the front page. Perhaps if we pay them enough they will print it. Very insightful article!
Why are we spending $100 million dollars for a private road from the airport to FSU’s campus? We already have a brand new Capital Circle restoration that gets you to and from the airport.
BLUEPRINT strikes again.