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Board of Adjustment and Appeals

 
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Responsibility:
The Board of Adjustments and Appeals shall hear and decide appeals of administrative decisions as provided in the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Land Development Code, and variances to sign, plumbing, zoning, housing, building, gas and fire prevention codes of the City of Tallahassee and Leon County as provided in the City and Leon County Land Development Codes.

Appeals. After a hearing on an appeal, the Board may affirm or reverse the decision of an administrative officer if it determines that the true intent or meaning of the regulatory code has been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted.

Variances. After a hearing on a variance application, the Board may vary the application of any provision of the codes to any particular case where such variance will not be contrary to the public interest and where, owing to conditions peculiar to the property and not the result of the actions of the applicant, a literal enforcement of the regulatory code involved would result in undue hardship.  

Created By:
Sections 2-156 through 2-163 Tallahassee Land Development Code and Section 10-2.341 Leon County Land Development Code.
Leon County Code of Laws, Chapter 10., Article II, Division 3., Subdivision 3; County Ordinance 10-30
TYPE: Independent Decisional Board/Authority not under Policy No. 03-15 

Appointments:
7 total members:
3 - members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
3 - members appointed by the City Commission
1 - member appointed alternately by BOCC and City - (BOCC appointed in 2015; City appointed in 2012)

1 - Alternate member may be appointed by each the BOCC and the City, who shall serve at the meeting in the event that their presence is needed to constitute a quorum.

(to apply for City appointed seats, please go to: http://www.talgov.com/transparency/boards.aspx) 

Terms:
3-year terms expiring on June 30. Members shall not serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms on the Board, whether appointed by the City Commission or the County Commission, per 2008 bylaws. Vacancies filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. 

Eligibility Criteria:
Members must be a resident of Leon County, an owner of real property, and a taxpayer per bylaws.

Members must file a Financial Disclosure Form #1 from the Florida Commission on Ethics, per State Statute 112.3145. 

Schedule:
Monthly meetings, the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Center
435 N. Macomb Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 

Type of Report:
No formal report required. 

Contact Person/Staff:
Ryan Culpepper
Development Services Director
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
850-606-1324
email: culpepperr@leoncountyfl.gov

Ariel Robinson, Secretary to the Board
850-606-1363
email: RobinsonA@leoncountyfl.gov

Attorney:
Harold Knowles (Secretary-Angela)
3065 Highland Oaks Terrace
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-222-3768 

Members:

Blair, Jeff

 

Begin Term: 7/13/2016
End Term: 6/30/2019
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 7/13/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes:

 

Miller, Shaleen

 

Begin Term: 7/1/2017
End Term: 6/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 7/1/2017


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes:

 

Patronis, Paul

 

Begin Term: 7/1/2017
End Term: 6/30/2019
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 7/1/2017


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: BOCC appointed alternate member

 

Rey, Carlos

 

Begin Term: 7/1/2017
End Term: 6/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 9/2/2014


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes:

 

Turner, Robert

 

Begin Term: 2/9/2016
End Term: 6/30/2018
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 2/9/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Alternating City/County Appointee

 

Akpovo, Christie

 

Begin Term: 1/1/2009
End Term: 6/30/2017
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2009


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes:

 

Bass, Edward N.

 

Begin Term: 11/1/2013
End Term: 6/30/2016
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 11/1/2013


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes:

 

Rojas, Luis

 

Begin Term: 4/1/2014
End Term: 6/30/2017
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 4/1/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: