Leon County Announces $1 Billion in Economic Impact From Tourism

Leon County Announces $1 Billion in Economic Impact From Tourism

The Leon County Division of Tourism (Visit Tallahassee) announced that tourism had a record-breaking $1 billion economic impact on the Leon county economy in fiscal year 2019. The $1 billion impact is an estimated 14% increase over the financial impact in 2018. The announcement was made during the annual marketing industry meeting recently held at Bannerman […]

Antonio Gilliam Rescinds Acceptance of Police Chief Job

Antonio Gilliam Rescinds Acceptance of Police Chief Job

UPDATE Last night Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey issued a response – through his twitter account – to the recent decision by Anontio Gillum to rescind his acceptance of the police chief job. I’m disappointed that Antonio Gilliam has decided not to come to Tallahassee as our next police chief. I’m proud of the offer we […]

In Her Own Words: Ethics Officer Responds to Critics, “White Males”

In Her Own Words: Ethics Officer Responds to Critics, “White Males”

The City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, has been embroiled in controversy since taking the position years ago. More recently, calls for her to be replaced and a lawsuit filed by Meadows-Keefe against the City of Tallahassee, has raised the profile of the controversy. At a recent Board meeting, Tallahassee businessman Barney Bishop […]

City Ethics Board Selects New Ethics Officer

City Ethics Board Selects New Ethics Officer

The Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board selected Keith Powell as the Boards new Ethics Officer at their December 16th meeting held at City Hall. The current Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, is slated to leave the position in February, 2020. The selection process has been embroiled with controversy related to public criticism of the current ethics officer […]