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Proposed City Spending Outpaces Consumer Spending

The fiscal year 2014 budget process is officially under way. During last weeks City Commission meeting, Raoul Lavin, the City’s budget guru, gave City Commissioners a progress report on the…

City Commissioner Maddox Paid by Indicted Co-Conspirator of Alleged Florida Gambling Scheme

City Commissioner Maddox Paid by Indicted Co-Conspirator of Alleged Florida Gambling Scheme

On March 13, 2013, local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors announced the charging of 57 individuals for their roles in an organized $300 million conspiracy orchestrated by…

Blueprint Committee Votes For 20 years and $756 Million…Then Fireworks!

The Leon County Sales Tax Committee voted for a 20 year term for the next round of financing of the Blueprint Program. The current round of Blueprint 2000 ends in…

Ethics Advisory Panel Moving Forward With Major Changes

Ethics Advisory Panel Moving Forward With Major Changes

When the city commission voted to create the Ethics Advisory Panel, they asked the committee to evaluate existing policies or procedures governing ethics, financial disclosure, or transparency of the city government, and…