The second to last jobs report of 2010 indicates that unemployment continues to be a problem in Leon County and in Florida. The unemployment rate for Leon County increased from 7.8% in October to 8.7% in November. We started the year with an unemployment rate of 8.5%.
A public records request by Tallahassee Reports indicates that Tallahassee City Commissioners did not have much time to consider options with respect to the $8 million electric utility surplus before their vote on December 8, 2010.
Tallahassee Reports has reached out to a number of elected leaders over the last couple of days to get their reaction to the City Commission’s vote to keep the $8 million year end surplus generated by the electric utility.
On December 8, 2010, the City Commission was presented with the final numbers for the fiscal year 2010 city expenditures. Unreported to the community by any media outlet was that the city commission would be deciding the fate of an $8 million surplus in the electric utility fund.