City Tax Increase to Fund $40,000 Raise for Lobbyist, City Management Silent on Why

City Tax Increase to Fund $40,000 Raise for Lobbyist, City Management Silent on Why

Tallahassee Reports may have finally found an answer to City Commissioner Scott Maddox’s question about the Mayor and the City Commissioner’s budget. This part of the general government budget funds salaries and activities related to the Mayor and the four elected City Commissioners. Commissioner Scott Maddox asked about an increase in the Mayor and City […]

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 […]

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

A discussion initiated by Mayor Gillum on December 15, 2014 about eliminating criminal background questions from government employment applications may be headed to the full City Commission in January. On December 16, 2014,  local TV station WTXL reported that “Mayor Andrew Gillum met with local leaders …about ways to improve the application process for government […]