Throughout Wednesday and Thursday, Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey responded to City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow’s harsh criticism of City Manager Reese Goad.
Dailey said that he gave the City of Tallahassee leadership the “highest marks” and that he believed they have done a “tremendous job” over the last ten months.
Dailey did not respond to the specific criticism leveled by Matlow, but he did say that he had received phone calls from members of the public that were “truly outraged by the accusations” that were made by Commissioner Matlow.
Dailey was also critical of the way Commissioner Matlow released the letter detailing his concerns on social media.
“This is not how we conduct business in Tallahassee especially personnel issues….If there are issues that you think should be addressed they should be addressed throughout the course of the year,” said Dailey.
In a statement to WCTV addressing Mr. Goad, Commissioner Williams-Cox wrote, “I enjoy working with him and his staff moving our City forward. We have made progress and I look forward to continuing to make progress by addressing items defined by our priorities.”