Tallahassee Reports has learned that local public relations expert, campaign consultant, and lobbyist Gary Yordon has recently registered with the City of Tallahassee to represent the interests of city vendor Honeywell.
The registration, which was filed on June 16, 2017, states that Yordon will be lobbying on energy and performance contracting issues for Honeywell.
A review of the Tallahassee online checkbook shows that Honeywell has been paid approximately $785,000 over the last 12 months for energy related contracts.
The City of Tallahassee told Tallahassee Reports that one Honeywell contract is set to expire at the end of this year and may have to be re-bid. Tallahassee Reports is also aware of another contract involving Honeywell that is currently moving through the procurement process.
Mr. Yordon’s name was included in the most recent federal subpoena served on the City of Tallahassee dealing with the investigation of public corruption.
Also, Mr. Yordon has been paid as a campaign consultant for at least three of the current city commissioners and is a current city vendor for the TAPP program.
Honeywell has been a long time vendor for the City of Tallahassee and was in the news over the controversy surrounding the smart meter program and former Mayor John Marks.