Mayor’s Office Recommends Highest Bidders, Campaign Donors for Lobbyist Contracts…Again

Mayor’s Office Recommends Highest Bidders, Campaign Donors for Lobbyist Contracts…Again

At the City Commission meeting this Wednesday, Mayor Andrew Gillum’s office is recommending the highest bidder receive the general state lobbying contract and the city electric utility lobbying contract. Last year the Mayor’s office recommended, and the City Commission approved, a one year extension for the lobbyist contracts that were awarded in 2012. During the […]

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. ┬áIn 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 […]

City of Tallahassee Pays Over 100% More than Gainesville, Lakeland and Leon County for State Lobbying

City of Tallahassee Pays Over 100% More than Gainesville, Lakeland and Leon County  for State Lobbying

Being a stones throw away from the state capital does not seem to have an impact on state lobbying expenses for the City of Tallahassee. Tallahassee Reports, prompted by the revelation that the City of Tallahassee is seeking an additional $40,000 for lobbying contracts in this years budget, gathered information from other local governments about […]

Mayor Gillum’s Travel Companion was Registered to Lobby City Commission for Insurance Provider

Mayor Gillum’s Travel Companion was Registered to Lobby City Commission for Insurance Provider

Tallahassee Reports has learned that Sean Pittman, Mayor Gillum’s travel companion on three trips over the last four months, was registered to lobby the City Commission for an insurance company seeking business from the City of Tallahassee during two of those trips. The form on file with the City of Tallahassee is shown below and […]