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County, city leaders in Leon County take part in Village Square Town Hall

Multiple topics discussed by officials
Posted at 5:48 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 23:33:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Monday, city of Tallahassee and Leon County commissioners came together for the 10th annual Village Square Town Hall.

The town hall gave the commissioners the chance to discuss goals and accomplishments.

But it also gives people in the community a chance to speak candidly with elected leaders about the future of Tallahassee.

"So the idea is to have a very criss cross cutting conversation digging in deep on the issues that are very important to our local community in a respectful manner, while also allowing for all the diverse viewpoints," Christine White, The Village Square Executive Director said.

While there was a wide range of questions, one of the most popular was The Blueprint Intergovernment Agency's vote on Doak Campbell Stadium; where the school received over $27 million for stadium upgrades and repairs.

With city and county commissioners making up the board, both sides were able to defend how they voted on the project.

But Blueprint wasn't the only thing discussed during the meeting.

Other topics included the airport and the economic potential it has to benefit the area, restoring trust in local government and improving the affordable housing situation within the city and the county.