COT Red Light Camera Program: Is it effective and how much does it cost?

COT Red Light Camera Program: Is it effective and how much does it cost?

The City of Tallahassee (COT) began installing red light cameras in August of 2010. Like many local governments across Florida and the US, Tallahassee turned to the cameras in the name of safety. But from the beginning, there have been those who have argued that the program violates due process and is designed to turn […]

Ethics Advisory Panel Addresses Issue of Oversight Authority

Ethics Advisory Panel Addresses Issue of Oversight Authority

Since October 1, 2012, the City’s Ethics Advisory Panel has held eleven meetings. The panel’s research includes gathering information from around the state on how other cities address ethics, listening to testimony from citizens, former city commissioners, and the former Executive Director of the Florida Commission on Ethics. The ultimate goal of the panel is […]

The Mayor’s Gun Resolution Deleted from Tonight’s City Agenda

A resolution on President Obama’s special task force on gun safety was scheduled to be voted on at tonight’s city commission meeting at the request of Mayor John Marks. However, the item has been deleted. Tallahassee Reports has been told by city staff that the “Mayor has requested the item be removed and brought forward […]

COT Not Responsible For Notifying Customers of Tax Exemptions

The Citizens Advisory Board for utilities met today at City Hall and discussed the recent controversy over sales tax exemptions on electricity. Dr. Erwin Jackson spoke at the meeting. Reese Goad, head of Business Services, stated that it was not the responsibility of the city to notify citizens and business owners about tax exemptions that […]