Is A Tallahassee Airport Authority On The Horizon?

Tallahassee Reports has learned that Florida State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda has taken the procedural steps that would allow her to file legislation to create a Tallahassee Airport Authority. The information began “hitting the streets” last week. “I believe the Tallahassee airport is vital to the future economic prosperity of our city, the region and our […]

Commissioner Gillum’s “Tit for Tat” Rationale Overlooks Millions In Electric Rate Increases

The discussion over the $8 million electric utility surplus over the last few months has seen city commissioners and staff defending the need to deposit the “found” money in the electric reserve which already had approximately $95 million. Rationale for keeping the money has ranged from “its policy” to “its only $34 per residential customer”. […]

COT Consultant Supports 2010 Reserve Level, Questions Are Raised About $54 Million!

The debate about the COT electric utilities reserves is beginning to provide answers, though questions remain. Last Wednesday the COT brought in consultants to provide more information about the appropriate level of the electric reserve. City staff is seeking a reserve level between $119 million and $185 million. The reserve is currently at $105 million. […]

The City Has Responded; Questions Still Remain

Our recent report on the wealth of the City of Tallahassee electric utility published on January 19, 2011 generated a response from the City of Tallahassee. On Friday, Tallahassee Reports received an email from the City that indicated the report was one sided and should have included a different calculation. The initial report compared the […]