Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

The debate over the “Ban the Box” proposal, put forth by Mayor Gillum, received an endorsement by the City Commission, but not before Mayor Andrew Gillum questioned the “sincerity” and “legitimacy” of the arguments put forth by fellow Commissioners against the proposal. The vote was 3-2 with Gillum, Commissioners Miller and Richardson voting to endorse […]

City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

Tallahassee Reports has learned that in 2014 the City of Tallahassee selected 124 applicants for employment that had checked the box on the City employment application indicating they had a criminal background. After background checks were completed and reviewed, 35 applicants were disqualfied and 89 were hired. This means that during 2014, when 816 people […]

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Tallahassee Reports has obtained documents that show Mayor Andrew Gillum is being paid by a group that is advocating for cities accross the United States to adopt “Ban the Box” policies. A debate began two weeks ago about Mayor Gillum’s controversial proposal to remove the criminal background questionnare from the City of Tallahassee’s employment application. […]

The Leon County Economic Report Card

The Leon County Economic Report Card

Tallahassee Reports presents for the first time the “Leon County Economic Report Card.” The ‘Report Card”, provided to the right, has been developed over the last year. The idea behind the “Report Card” is to provide a way for readers to get an in-depth idea of how the local economy is performing in just a few minutes. A look at each measure […]