Ethics Officer Says City Vendor Discount for City Manager’s Family Not Against Ethics Code

Ethics Officer Says City Vendor Discount for City Manager’s Family Not Against Ethics Code

Tallahassee Reports recently published a story about a $4,700 discount on a catering bill from the Edison restaurant given to a family member of Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez. The Edison restaurant, which was partly developed with city funds, has a contract with the City of Tallahassee to lease the old electric building in Cascades […]

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 […]

Decision by City Ethics Officer Raises Questions

Decision by City Ethics Officer Raises Questions

The City’s independent ethics board is experiencing growing pains. The recent announcement of Chair Lila Jaber’s  resignation after revelations of possible conflicts of interest with her law firm and the board’s controversial hiring of Julie Meadows-Keefe as the Board’s Ethic’s officer, has raised the level of scrutiny of the Board. And now, as ethics complaints […]