Mayor John Marks Will Not Seek Reelection in 2014
Mayor John Marks of Tallahassee announced on October 1, 2013, that he will not seek a fourth term as mayor of Florida's capital city.
"Today, I am officially announcing I will not be seeking reelection as mayor of Tallahassee," said Marks. "I want to thank the good people who live in our city for the privilege you have bestowed on me and my family by allowing me to serve you these past ten years - it has truly been an honor."
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Help Restore Amtrak Passenger Service to Tallahassee
Amtrak service in North Florida was suspended in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina caused damage to part of the Sunset Limited Route from New Orleans to Jacksonville. Repairs enabled the restoration of freight train traffic; however, Amtrak has not reestablished passenger service along this portion of the Sunset Limited Route. The federal Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 required Amtrak to submit a plan to restore passenger rail service between New Orleans, Louisiana and Jacksonville/Sanford, Florida; but the necessary steps detailed in this plan have yet to be implemented.
The State of Florida plans to spend $118 million dollars to reestablish service from Miami to Jacksonville, yet there has been no further effort to resume passenger service for North Florida. In light of this situation, 15 cities and counties in North Florida have passed resolutions supporting the restoration of Amtrak Service and the Sunset Limited Route.
You can do your part by letting your state and federal leaders know just how important Amtrak service is to you. Please take a few moments to email at least one of your state and federal elected officials and urge them to restore Amtrak passenger service to the people of North Florida.
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