Maddox Proposes Ethics Resolution, Mayor Gillum Votes No….Again

Maddox Proposes Ethics Resolution, Mayor Gillum Votes No….Again

It appears Mayor Andrew Gillum is uncomfortable supporting recommendations from independent voices when it comes to more stringent ethics rules for elected officials. At the last City Commission meeting, Commissioner Scott Maddox asked the City Commissioners to vote for a resolution that supported Florida Senate Bill 582, entitled Misuse of Public Office Act which has been […]

City Passes Over FDLE General Counsel for In-House Ethics Position, Questions Arise Over Qualifications of New Hire

City Passes Over FDLE General Counsel for In-House Ethics Position, Questions Arise Over Qualifications of New Hire

When the City Attorney and City Auditor filled the in-house ethics officer position last month, they passed on hiring the former General Counsel of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement who also served as the agency’s Chief Ethics Officer. Tallahassee Reports has learned that the City of Tallahassee narrowed the selection of the City’s Ethic […]

City Staff Once Again Recommends Against Appointed Ethics Officer

City Staff Once Again Recommends Against Appointed Ethics Officer

On March 12, 2014, the City Commission will address the Ethics Advisory Panel recommendations that were not adopted at the Target Issue Workshop held on November 20, 2013. The City Commission appointed a citizen Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP) that first convened on November 8, 2012.  The EAP was charged with examining the various City policies, […]

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee Reports has learned through a public records request that Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson sent out an email soliciting donations from a city lobbyist, city vendors and city employees for a charitable event involving City Commissioner Gil Ziffer. City Commissioner Gill Ziffer told Tallahassee Reports he was not aware of the email. The […]

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