Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

On June 19th the City Manager released her FY2016 budget.  In that budget, the responsibility for hiring the federal, state, and electric utility lobbyists was transferred from the Mayor’s Office to the full City Commission. The reason for the move was never explained. However, sources say the move was made to shield the Mayor from […]

ANALYSIS: Mayor’s Office Salary Expenses Are Significantly Higher Than Expenses In Comparable Cities

ANALYSIS: Mayor’s Office Salary Expenses Are Significantly Higher Than Expenses In Comparable Cities

Tallahassee Reports has determined that the personnel expenditures in the City of Tallahassee’s Mayor’s Office are significantly higher when compared to personnel expenses in other Mayor offices in Florida. At last weeks budget hearing, Mayor Gillum took the time to address critics of the Mayor’s Office budget, which is approximately $475,000. Gillum called a proposal […]

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 […]