Ethics Officer Failed to Disclose Personal Ties to Board Counsel Applicant During Selection Process

Ethics Officer Failed to Disclose Personal Ties to Board Counsel Applicant During Selection Process

Tallahassee Reports has learned that an applicant for the Board counsel position with the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board represented the Board’s Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, in a personal legal matter within the last year. Meadows-Keefe failed to publicly disclose this relationship with John Reid, an applicant for Board counsel, during the Board’s selection […]

Ethics Board to Consider Counsel Appointment…Again

Ethics Board to Consider Counsel Appointment…Again

The Tallahassee Ethics Board is scheduled to discuss the appointment of Board counsel at the March 19th meeting at city hall. The Board is revisiting the previous appointment of John Reid, which was ruled invalid after it was revealed that an Ethics Board board member was ineligible to vote due to an overlooked residency issue. […]

Rick Fernandez Settlement Includes Fine, Public Reprimand

Rick Fernandez Settlement Includes Fine, Public Reprimand

The Florida Commission on Ethics voted to accept a settlement in the case against former Tallahassee City Manage Rick Fernandez. The investigation found that Fernandez accepted Florida State University skybox tickets for football games from local lobbyist and city vendor Adam Corey. The investigation also found that Fernandez received a $5,000 catering discount at the […]

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