City Commissioners make big moves

City Commissioners make big moves
City Commissioners make big moves
Posted at 1:56 AM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 21:11:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee City Commission has named a new city attorney.

Wednesday's meeting also continued the process of changing the structure of the Community Redevelopment Agency.

One month after Lew Shelley retired as city attorney, Tallahassee has a permanent replacement.

Cassandra Jackson was officially appointed to the position by the City Commission on Wednesday night.

She had been serving as the interim.

"I've been in public service for almost 30 years, so I feel like it was a next logical step, and I'm very pleased with the confidence that the city commission has in me to do this job," Jackson said.

Commissioner Gil Ziffer was the only one who voted against the motion. He said the city had a process and he wanted to see it play out.

The search for a permanent city manager is still on.

Meanwhile, the City Commission agreed to proposed changes to the Community Redevelopment Agency, or CRA.

After Leon County commissioners approved the restructuring Tuesday night, the City Commission was unanimous in moving forward with the terms.

They include removing county commissioners from the CRA board and shifting the agency's focus away from the downtown district and toward the Frenchtown-Southside District.

The city and county will now come up with an interlocal agreement. Both commissions will vote on that next month followed by a final vote by the CRA in May.

The City Commission also voted to start the process of finding real estate for a public safety campus on the southside.