On November 2, the citizens of Tallahassee and Leon County will elect or re-elect the individuals they deem best suited to lead our community for the next four years. Tallahassee voters must choose between primary survivors Nancy Miller and Stephen Hogge to replace Commissioner Debbie Lightsey, who is retiring from her 21-year post in Seat 3. In the county, all registered voters will receive an opportunity to re-elect Commissioner Cliff Thaell or select challenger Nick Maddox.
To aid citizens in tracking and evaluating the status of the economic recovery in Leon County, Tallahassee Reports created the Economic Recovery (ER) Index.
Now that the recession is officially over (as of June 2009), when will the jobs come back and where will they come from? As most economists will tell you, in a normal recession employment is one of the last economic indicators to show improvement. However, as we all know, this recession is different.
As we enter the smart meter and time-of-use rates (TOU) era here in Tallahassee, and in fact, throughout the United States, the debate over who benefits more, consumers or the utilities, will be front and center for years to come.