Vendor with Highest Bid Selected by City for TAPP Program Project

Vendor with Highest Bid Selected by City for TAPP Program Project

Tallahassee Reports has learned that City Manager Anita Favors selected the highest bid to produce a Public Service Announcement (PSA) commercial for the Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) program in 2012. A request for proposal (RFP) was sent to a number of interested parties. Only two responses were received by the City of Tallahassee. The […]

An Economic Development Success Story

An Economic Development Success Story

The search for a new site in 2008 to accommodate the growing interest in running events in the Big Bend area has resulted in a venue, the Apalachee Regional Park Cross Country Course, which has turned into an economic development success story. The project is an example of how targeted government expenditures and cooperation from […]

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Decisions made by elected officials on the City Commission and the Leon County Board of County Commissioners ensure that the approximately $4 million raised by the fuel tax increase approved in 2013 will not be spent on additional road maintenance. This, despite the fact that one of the main arguments used to push for an […]

One Developer Gets Message from Tallahassee City Manager, One Does Not

One Developer Gets Message from Tallahassee City Manager, One Does Not

On October 14, 2013, the lobbyist for the Mckibbon Hotel Group (MHG), Gary Yordon, responded favorably to a request by City Manager Anita Favors to donate money to charitable organization she was representing. Just one week later, October 22, 2013, Mr.Yordon, received a personal notification via email at the direction of the City Manager Anita […]

New Jersey Company Paves Tallahassee Roads with Workers from Out of Town

New Jersey Company Paves Tallahassee Roads with Workers from Out of Town

This week Tallahassee Reports received several phone calls from citizens who wanted to know why an out-of-town company was paving Springsax Road. Springsax Road is located just off of Spring Hill Road, south of Orange Avenue inside the Tallahassee city limits. On Friday, an employee of Tallahassee Reports traveled to Springsax Road and verified that […]

Nights and Weekends Sign-Ups Lag Honeywell Projections

Nights and Weekends Sign-Ups Lag Honeywell Projections

When the City Commission voted to move forward with the Smart Meter program in March, 2007, the decision was based in part on the proposal provided by the vendor, Honeywell. The detailed proposal showed how the City could save $44 million over the next fourteen years if 25,000 utility customers signed up for a time-of-use […]

Red Light Cameras Increase Total Crashes, Decrease Right Angle Crashes

Red Light Cameras Increase Total Crashes, Decrease Right Angle Crashes

Based on operational data collected by the City of Tallahassee, listed in the table below, the use of red light cameras has resulted in more crashes at red light camera intersections three years after the implementation than three years before. Total crashes increased from 377 before implementation to 509 after implementation. More specifically, rear-end crashes […]

Brew Pub Agreement Provides Look At Business Plan

Brew Pub Agreement Provides Look At Business Plan

The Tallahassee City Commission will vote on Wednesday to approve an agreement to renovate and lease the historic electric building in Cascades Park.  According to city documents the Commission previously approved funding for the project and a proposal from Liquor Loft, LLC d/b/a Proof Brewing Company (Proof) to renovate and lease the facility for a proposed […]

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee Reports has learned through a public records request that Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson sent out an email soliciting donations from a city lobbyist, city vendors and city employees for a charitable event involving City Commissioner Gil Ziffer. City Commissioner Gill Ziffer told Tallahassee Reports he was not aware of the email. The […]

City Staff Asks Commissioners to Vote Against Ethics Panel Recommendation on Ethics Officer and Penalties

City Staff Asks Commissioners to Vote Against Ethics Panel Recommendation on Ethics Officer and Penalties

The City of Tallahassee staff will formally ask the City Commissioners to vote against some of the major recommendations made by the Ethics Advisory Panel (EAP) on Wednesday during a City Commission workshop. The Ethics Advisory Panel, made up of nine citizens, including a retired Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and a former President […]