Responsible for hearing and deciding on appeals of interpretations made by the administrative officers as to the applicability of provisions in the Land Development Code (LDC) as well as for requests for a variation of development standards in the LDC.

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.
Leon County Code of Laws, Chapter 10., Article II, Division 3., Subdivision 3; Section 10-2.341, Ordinance 10-30
Tallahassee Land Development Code, Sections 2-156 through 2-163
Decision Making Committee
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 within 30 days of being appointed and annually by July 1 thereafter. In addition, when leaving the committee members must file a final Form 1F within 60 days of leaving their public position. The final Form 1F covers the disclosure period between January 1 and your last day of office within that year.

Annual report.
9 total members:
  • 3 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
  • 1 alternate member appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
  • 3 members appointed by the City Commission
  • 1 alternate member appointed by the City Commission
  • 1 rotating member appointed alternately by BOCC and City - (County to appoint in 2021; City appointed in 2018; County appointed in 2015; City appointed in 2012)

Alternate members 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
3-Years Expiring June 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 2
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 are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Monthly meetings, the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 1:00 p.m. at the Renaissance Center 435 N. Macomb Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Nancy Garcia, Senior Planner
Leon County Development Support & Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-1361
Greg Harden
Tallahassee Growth Management
(850) 891-7166
Ariel Robinson, Administrative Associate
Leon County Development Support & Environmental Management
(850) 606-1363




1 Blair, Jeff 07/13/2016 1 07/13/2016 06/30/2019 3 Years Board of County Commissioners
2 Miller, Shaleen 07/01/2017 1 07/01/2017 06/30/2020 3 Years Board of County Commissioners
3 Rey, Carlos 09/02/2014 2 07/01/2017 06/30/2020 3 Years Board of County Commissioners
4 Patronis, Paul 07/01/2017 1 07/01/2017 06/30/2019 Unexpired Term County appointee-Alternate member Board of County Commissioners
5 Turner, Robert 05/09/2018 2 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 3 Years Alternating City/County Appointee Tallahassee City Commission
6 Rojas, Luis 04/01/2014 1 07/01/2017 06/30/2020 3 Years City appointee Tallahassee City Commission
7 VACANT Tallahassee City Commission
8 VACANT Tallahassee City Commission
9 VACANT Tallahassee City Commission