Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

The Florida Commission on Ethics voted 8-0 today to accept staff’s probable cause recommendations related to a complaint filed against former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez. A finding of probable cause is not a determination that a violation has occurred. Such a determination is made only after a full evidentiary hearing on the allegations. Dr. […]

Taxpayers May Be Responsible For Future Legal Fees Incurred By City Manager Fernandez

Taxpayers May Be Responsible For Future Legal Fees Incurred By City Manager Fernandez

The recent resignation of City Manager Rick Fernandez – amid various ethics charges and a federal investigation of city hall – has raised questions about who may be responsible for future legal fees incurred by Fernandez. Language in Section 6 of the separation agreement between Fernandez and the City of Tallahassee states: In the event […]

City Manager Rick Fernandez Submits Resignation Letter

City Manager Rick Fernandez Submits Resignation Letter

Tomorrow at 1:00 pm, the City Commission will formally consider the resignation of City Manager Rick Fernandez. Fernandez submitted a letter of resignation today. The resignation is effective January 3rd. The resignation letter can be read here and the agreement here. On November 8, 2017, the City Commission approved paid administrative leave to the City […]