In the Arena:  Prediction Before the Balloting

In the Arena:  Prediction Before the Balloting

Many people enjoy sharing their political opinion whether it is in the local newspapers, a blog, Twitter or in Facebook.  While opinions about candidates and elections are nice we now have an opportunity to begin to study the numbers that are coming in. An examination of the absentee ballot requests and returns give us some […]

In the Arena: Veritas

In the Arena: Veritas

For thousands of years people have struggled in their effort to determine what is true, what is truth. The ancient Romans more than two millennium ago had a Goddess Veritas. She was the Goddess of Truth and the daughter of the God Chronos – the God of Time. This seemed a natural progress. Over time […]

In the Arena:  Mayors Over Time

In the Arena:  Mayors Over Time

In 1822 the Congress created the territory of Florida.  In March 1824 the Territorial Council designated Tallahassee as Florida’s capital.  The same year the Native Americans living in Tallahassee were ordered to relocate to a reservation located in Central Florida. A year later Dr. Charles Haire was elected Intendant of the Town of Tallahassee.  The […]

In the Arena: City Commission Should be Expanded

In the Arena: City Commission Should be Expanded

The City of Tallahassee would benefit in many ways by expanding the number of City Commissioners and electing Commissioners from single member districts (SMD). Rather than elect four Commissioners and the Mayor at-large the City should elect fourteen Commissioners from seven SMDs and a Mayor at-large. Among the nation’s municipalities Tallahassee is ranked 126th in […]