Ethics Advisory Panel Addresses Issue of Oversight Authority

Ethics Advisory Panel Addresses Issue of Oversight Authority

Since October 1, 2012, the City’s Ethics Advisory Panel has held eleven meetings. The panel’s research includes gathering information from around the state on how other cities address ethics, listening to testimony from citizens, former city commissioners, and the former Executive Director of the Florida Commission on Ethics. The ultimate goal of the panel is […]

City’s Ethics Advisory Panel Hears from Sandy D’Alemberte and Former City Commissioner Lightsey

City’s Ethics Advisory Panel Hears from Sandy D’Alemberte and Former City Commissioner Lightsey

During its ninth meeting, the City’s Ethics Panel heard testimony from Sandy D’Alemberte and Former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey. The City’s Ethics Advisory Panel was created to review ethical standards at city hall. If the testimony of D’Alemberte and Lightsey carry any weight with the panel, current and future city commissioners should be prepared to […]

Tallahassee City Manager Addresses Ethics Panel, Talks About Benefits of Ethics Officer

Tallahassee City Manager Addresses Ethics Panel, Talks About Benefits of Ethics Officer

On February 5th, 2013, Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors-Thompson made a presentation to the Ethics Advisory Panel. The ethics panel was created by the city commission to look into the recent ethical issues surrounding the city commission. The Panel is gathering information and looking at various options from creating an ethics commission, an ethic officer […]

COT Lobbyists Ordinance Allows For Secret Communication

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the COT proposed ordinance to register lobbyists will allow lobbyists to secretly communicate with city commissioners and city staff about pending proposals and contracts. The current Leon County ordinance prohibits such communication and requires written correspondence. At the upcoming City of Tallahassee Commission meeting, there will be a public hearing […]