The City’s Appointed Officials Cash-In with Deferred Compensation

The City’s Appointed Officials Cash-In with Deferred Compensation

When you ask the City of Tallahassee about the salaries of appointed officials, you will not get the true measure of the taxpayer burden without seeking further clarification. It appears the City of Tallahassee is misleading the citizens about the taxpayer burden of various officials by providing salary information instead of compensation. Until the recent […]

State Attorney Clears Lightsey’s Pension Calculation, Reveals New Twist with Deferred Compensation

State Attorney Clears Lightsey’s Pension Calculation, Reveals New Twist with Deferred Compensation

State Attorney Willie Meggs, after an investigation, concluded that the City of Tallahassee did not violate any law or ordinance related to pension calculations implemented after the 2005 controversial vote on deferred compensation. In a letter to local businessman Erwin Jackson, who asked for the review, a State Attorney investigator wrote: the City Commission’s decision […]

Lightsey Complaint Dismissed, Investigation Continues

Lightsey Complaint Dismissed, Investigation Continues

In a convoluted decision that is sure to keep the controversy surrounding the pension payments of former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey alive, the City’s Independent Ethics Board dismissed a complaint filed by local businessman Erwin Jackson, but called for further investigation. The Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, recommended the compliant be dismissed “without investigation because it […]

City Ethics Board Investigates Lightsey Pension Payment

City Ethics Board Investigates Lightsey Pension Payment

TR has learned that the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board has begun an investigation into the pension payments being made to former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey. The Executive Director of the Ethics Board, Julie Meadows-Keefe, provides a status of complaints and investigations each month. This months report, which is part of the agenda to […]

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