City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow Discusses Local Issues on Above the Fold

City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow Discusses Local Issues on Above the Fold

On January 23rd City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow appeared on Above the Fold with Tallahassee Reports Editor Steve Stewart. Matlow discussed current local issues as well as challenges facing Tallahassee in 2020. The full audio of the interview is available here. Stewart and Matlow began by discussing the issue of firms participating in local government contracts, […]

Ethics Board Addresses Public Appearances by City Officials

Ethics Board Addresses Public Appearances by City Officials

At its January 21 meeting, the Independent Ethics Board discussed the impact of public appearances by City officials. The discussion considered the premise that the City should clarify its policies on City officials’ participation in privately-sponsored events. The Ethics Board staff drafted a statement that noted, “Sometimes promoting or recognizing a local activity, event, or […]

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell Names Three New Deputy Chiefs

Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell Names Three New Deputy Chiefs

Last week, Tallahassee Police Chief Lawrence Revell named three new deputy chiefs after reviewing internal and external applications for the positions. According to a Tallahassee Police Department press release from January 15, Revell chose Jason Laursen, Tonja Bryant-Smith, and Maurice Holmes. According to the press release, Jason Laursen has lived in Tallahassee since 1993, and […]

TPD to Reconsider Policy on Releasing Information of Minors with Felony Charges

TPD to Reconsider Policy on Releasing Information of Minors with Felony Charges

Recently, a debate began within the Tallahassee community after the Tallahassee Police Department published the names and photos of juveniles who had been arrested for felony burglary. Typically, law enforcement departments do not release the identity of people under the age of 18 if they have committed nonserious crimes. Many Tallahassee community members have questioned […]