On Wednesday, Tallahassee Reports was told by Mayor Gillum’s staff that the Mayor had an official City meeting with the Mayor of Pittsburgh on January 30th. Gillum’s Chief of staff, Dustin Daniels, told TR that the meeting was about children issues.
However, on Thursday, when TR requested the travel expenses for the Mayor’s office, things changed.
Suddenly the trip was no longer an official City sanctioned trip and approximately three hours after requesting a copy of the Mayor’s calendar, the trip to Pittsburgh -which was on the Mayor of Pittsburgh’s calendar – was nowhere to be found.
The trip that was official on Wednesday had disappeared on Thursday, after TR’s record request.
TR caught up with Mayor Gillum Thurday night and he was in no mood to answer any questions about the trip.
Mayor Gillum would not answer any questions about why the trip was not on his calendar.
Hear the audio below:
The issue is becoming more interesting with the passing of each day.
The trip now involves the Mayor and his Chief of Staff, Sean Pittman – the lobbyist for the City of Tallahassee and Adam Corey-the former campaign treasure for Gillum and City partner with the Edison project.
Many sources have contacted TR concerned about the appearance of the trip and the lack of transparency on Mayor Gillum’s part.
TR has submitted more data requests to the City and will provide the information when it becomes available.