Leon County holds children's services council planning meeting

Posted at 5:02 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 17:02:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This summer, county commissioners declined placing a Leon County Children’s Services Council referendum on the midterm election ballot.

Instead, asking a committee be made in order to reach more in the community and fine tune the councils plans. 

The Leon County Children’s Services Council Planning Committee came together for the second time to workshop how they plan on structuring the organization before its placed on the general election ballot in 2020. 

The committee of 20 including people like Mayor-elect John daily, Leon County Sheriff Walt McNeil, and Leon County Superintendent Rocky Hanna, as well as community members packed the room to hear the latest about the restructuring. 

Executive Directors from three CSC’s across the state met to discuss the pros and cons that they have experienced in the decades of working with a children’s services council.

They answered questions relating to dealing with opposition, how to pinpoint funding allocations, and the most important children related issues in a community. 

"If approved, the Children's Services Council will serve as an independent council within Leon County with the power to impose taxes to pay for children's services," said Judge Jon Sjostrom, Chair of Children's Services Council Planning Committee.  

The next meeting will be held January 11.