BREAKING NEWS: City Responds to Tallahassee Reports Article On Cascades Project

BREAKING NEWS: City Responds to Tallahassee Reports Article On Cascades Project

There have been several developments regarding the Cascades Park restaurant project. First,  Commissioner Nancy Miller told Tallahassee Reports via an email late today that she did not know that Andrew Gillum’s treasurer was involved in the project. Second, Tallahassee Reports has learned that since a large portion of the project funds – approximately $800,000 – […]

Cascades Park Restaurant To Be Financed By $2.1 Million in Tax Dollars

Cascades Park Restaurant To Be Financed By $2.1 Million in Tax Dollars

In This Report City of Tallahassee is struggling to find funding for police officers and bus drivers. On July 10, 2013 City Commission voted 5-0 to spend about $2.1 million on a restaurant in Cascades Park. Tax dollars will go towards bar and restroom cabinetry and counter tops, tile and etched concrete flooring, for interior […]

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners are well on their way to approving a five cent gas tax.  The tax will raise approximately $4 million which will be split between the City and the County. During a lunch meeting with NEBA today, County  Commissioners had an opportunity to discuss their rationale for supporting the […]

Stand Your Ground Votes May Surprise You

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law has become the national, state and local focus of the debate centering around the Zimmerman trial. National civil rights figures are calling for an economic boycott of Florida, and students are peacefully occupying the Governor’s office and demanding a special session to repeal the Stand Your Ground law. Here locally, […]

City Employee Pension Costs are a Silent Budget Killer

City Employee Pension Costs are a Silent Budget Killer

The City Commission has avoided raising property taxes this year and instead has relied on an increase in the gas tax and one time transfers from reserve funds to reach a balanced budget. The recent workshops on the City’s budget have revealed that one of the major dynamics driving the $5 million general deficit this year […]

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

BREAKING NEWS: NO PROPERTY TAX, BUT GAS TAX WILL FUND STAR METRO

The City Commission has just voted not to raise the City’s property tax. In a motion moved by Commissioner Gil Ziffer, the Commission voted 5-0 to keep the property tax at the current rate of 3.70 mills. However, the City will receive an additional $2 million in revenue from the 5 cents increase in the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Sunil Harman, City Airport Director, Resigns

In a press release, posted just before the July 4th holiday, the City of Tallahassee formally acknowledged the resignation of Sunil Harman, the City’s Airport Director. Harman submitted his resignation on June 27, 2013 to take the Airport Director position in Okaloosa County. There was no reason given for his departure. Harman had been widely credited for […]

Sunil Harman, City Airport Director, Resigns

Sunil Harman, City Airport Director, Resigns

In a press release, posted just before the July 4th holiday, the City of Tallahassee formally acknowledged the resignation of Sunil Harman, the City’s Airport Director. Harman submitted his resignation on June 27, 2013 to take the Airport Director position in Okaloosa County. There was no reason given for his departure. Harman had been widely credited for […]

Is City Staff Gaming the City Commission?

Tallahassee Reports has obtained information that indicates that the document prepared and distributed to City Commissioners during the last budget workshop appears to be misleading in representing that City spending has been on a downward trend since 2008. In fact, the opposite appears to be the case. At the City of Tallahassee’s budget workshop on […]