City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey has called for an audit of “city actions & contracts” related to the federal investigation. Dailey announced his intentions on his twitter account Friday afternoon.
Dailey’s announcement comes two days after similar statements from City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow.
Dailey stated that the issue will be placed on the next Commission meeting agenda which is scheduled for September 11, 2019.
From Dailey’s twitter account:
“As Mayor, I know the importance of public trust. That is why I am placing an item on our next Commission meeting agenda (Sept 11) for a full public & transparent discussion on auditing past city actions & contracts and how we move forward once the federal investigation concludes.”
WFSU reported that on Wednesday City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow wanted to rebid all contracts with businesses and vendors that made payments to suspended Commissioner Scott Maddox.
“We need to send a clear message to our vendors, and to the people of Tallahassee, that decisions here are not for sale,” Matlow said Wednesday. “That’s why I’ve called for any contract where that type of behavior was involved – we need to go back and take another look, and put those for rebid.”
Maddox pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges Tuesday, in part for taking money from companies doing business with the City of Tallahassee. Matlow told WFSU that criminal activity on the part of Maddox, and the companies he accepted bribes from, “unacceptable.”