Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor has renewed his request that the current CRA Executive Director Roxanne Manning be replaced.
In a letter to CRA Board members, Proctor writes, “I ask that you fire Roxanne Manning, suspend all CRA agreements, conduct a financial audit and invite a criminal investigation by the State Attorney.”
Proctor has previously documented his concerns with Manning and sought her ouster. Back in October 2017, Commissioner Proctor sent a letter, to then City Manager Rick Fernandez, addressing concerns about the FBI investigation and the overall management of the CRA.
Proctor wrote, “Roxanne has led the City’s CRA into the largest FBI investigation of a local government in history. This distinction is not shared by any other local administrator. It warrants her removal from the post and the senior ranks should all be sanitized.
This new request is based on recent reports addressing bribery allegations involving CRA projects and former City Commissioner Scott Maddox in 2014.
Proctor writes, “recent published reports announced that corruption, illegal shake downs and benefits for CRA members are occurring. ” Proctor added, “no public business should proceed or happen in this type of environment. It is important that the issues related to the operation standards are cleared up and that new standards are applied.”
Proctor is also is requesting that the State Attorney to conduct a formal criminal investigation into the Tallahassee CRA.