CRA Personnel Expenses Increases 66% Over Four Years

CRA Personnel Expenses Increases 66% Over Four Years

The closeout of the 2017 budget for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) shows that personnel expenses have increased approximately 66% over the last four years. During this period personnel expenses increased from $330,286 in 2013 to $547,872 in 2017. The growth in CRA personnel expenses is approximately nine times the growth rate of personnel expenses […]

Ballard Building Challenges CRA Assumptions

Ballard Building Challenges CRA Assumptions

A major assumption used by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to secure financial assistance for projects is being challenged by a downtown project that received no CRA financial assistance. This comes as the CRA is┬ádefending its existence and advocating for more tax breaks for another major downtown project. The CRA is quick to take credit […]

Amid Federal Investigation of City, Former Mayor John Marks Registers as a City Lobbyist

Amid Federal Investigation of City, Former Mayor John Marks Registers as a City Lobbyist

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the law firm owned by former City of Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, Marks and Marks, LLC., has recently registered to lobby the City of Tallahassee. The individual listed as the lobbyist on the city website is John R. Marks. The Marks law firm is registered to represent Boodskapper LLC, a […]