Star Metro Ridership Plumments 22%, Taxpayer Subsidy Increases 27%

Star Metro Ridership Plumments 22%, Taxpayer Subsidy Increases 27%

Tallahassee Reports, through a public records request, has determined that StarMetro ridership has declined 22% from 2010-2015. During this same time period the subsidies provided to StarMetro by City of Tallahassee taxpayers has increased by 27%. Ridership was down from 4.71 million people in 2010 to 3.66 million in 2015. These ridership numbers include both City passengers […]

McNeil Releases Campaign Ad, Hits Crime-Rate and “All American City” Award

McNeil Releases Campaign Ad, Hits Crime-Rate and “All American City” Award

Leon County Sheriff candidate Walt McNeil has released a hard hitting TV advertisement which is sure to generate controversy on a number of fronts. The ad is entitled “Number One.” In the press release accompanying a link to the video, shown below, McNeil references the latest crime statistics and states, “This cannot become our new […]

COT Has Been Spending Reserves Each Year Since 2006

To understand where you are, sometimes it is useful to look at where you have been. With the recent approval of a 15% property tax increase to plug the hole in the COT’s General Fund, Tallahassee Reports decided to take a look back. The first task was to look back at the budgets over the previous […]

City Government Burden on Tallahassee Economy Growing

Tallahassee Reports has completed an analysis that indicates that the COT government spending has increased as a percentage of the Tallahassee’s Gross Domestic Product from 2005-2008. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the measure of all goods and services provided. Using Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data on Gross Domestic Product and City of Tallahassee expenditure data, the analysis indicates the COT GDP grew 11.6%, while […]