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Reverend says Children's Services Council recognizes great need in Leon County

Posted at 6:29 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 18:29:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Children's Services Council is one of the biggest questions on the November ballot.

The money to fund it would come from property taxes, costing Leon County voters around $8 million a year.

Supporters of the initiative says it's coming at a crucial moment.

But for people against the CSC, they believe the timing is off.

"What's happening now seems to be a lot of controversy concerning the adoption of the Children's Services Council in Leon County," said Reverend Joseph T. Wright. "It should not be a controversy because as you know other counties, particularly in Florida have already accepted and doing well in it. So, Leon County is being exposed for the first time of the council because the need is greater than what we can imagine."

Leon County voters ultimately have the final say.

If approved, Leon County becomes the tenth county in Florida to enact a CSC.