On Wednesday the City Commission voted to fill a vacancy on the City Independent Ethics Board with Bill Hollimon -the husband of Florida State Representative Lorrane Ausley. Mr. Hollimon is the owner of Hollimon, P.A.
Lorrane Ausley’s father, Dubose Ausley, is listed as the Director of the Ausley & McMullen law firm. The Ausley & McMullen law firm is a City of Tallahassee vendor.
Over the last two years the City of Tallahassee has paid the Ausley law firm approximately $200,000.
Also, Gerald Curington, an Ausley & McMullen lawyer, currently serves as the General Counsel for the Ethics Board.
The vacancy arose when the City Commission’s appointee to the Independent Ethics Board, Ms. Carol “Sunny” Phillips, provided notice she would resign effective December 30, 2017.
Her resignation coincides with the expiration of the term for Seat 1, therefore, the new appointee will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018, and will be eligible to serve a second term.