City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

Today, City Manager Anita Favors Thompson released her proposed budget for 2015-16. In a city press release entitled “City Manager Releases Proposed Public Safety Budget”, Ms. Favors recommends hiring 18 police officers and 16 fireman.Ms. Favors also proposes a $10.8 million property tax increase. The property tax rate would increase by 27% from 3.7 mills […]

City Manager Describes Poor Conditions at Tallahassee Police Department

City Manager Describes Poor Conditions at Tallahassee Police Department

It appears the City of Tallahassee’s lack of attention to public safety over the last nine years has not been limited to funding for more police officers. During a recent City budget workshop, City Manager Anita Favors Thompson took time to tell City Commissioners that the City’s Police Department building, located on Seventh Avenue, is […]

Mayor Gillum Backs Campaign Donor, Ethics Board Opponent for City Ethics Position

Mayor Gillum Backs Campaign Donor, Ethics Board Opponent for City Ethics Position

According to agenda item documents to be presented to the full City Commission on Wednesday, Mayor Andrew Gillum is recommending that Ms. Lila A. Jaber be appointed to the newly-created 7-member Ethics Board, which is being organized pursuant to a recent City Charter amendment adopted by voters during the November, 2014 general election. Ms. Jaber […]