City Commission Passes Ethics Ordinace, Keeps Corrupt Intent Language

City Commission Passes Ethics Ordinace, Keeps Corrupt Intent Language

During the most recent city commission meeting, elected leaders passed an ethics ordinance that allows for anonymous complaints and grants self-initiating authority to the City’s Independent Ethics Board. The City’s Independent Ethics Board has been seeking more authority from the city commission based on the referendum approved by voters in 2014. However, the ordinance adopts […]

City Ethics Board Gets Another Ausley Connection

City Ethics Board Gets Another Ausley Connection

On Wednesday the City Commission voted to fill a vacancy on the City Independent Ethics Board with Bill Hollimon -the husband of Florida State Representative Lorrane Ausley. Mr. Hollimon is the owner of Hollimon, P.A. Lorrane Ausley’s father, Dubose Ausley, is listed as the Director of the Ausley & McMullen law firm. The Ausley & […]

The Fate of Rick Fernandez: Reinstated, Status Quo, or Terminated?

The Fate of Rick Fernandez: Reinstated, Status Quo, or Terminated?

The agenda for the next city commission meeting on December 6th contains Item 11.01 which is  titled “City Manager Administrative Leave.” The agenda item states: On November 8, the City Commission voted to approve paid administrative leave for the City Manager until such time as the Florida Commission on Ethics resolves the matter of a […]

1 2 3 7