The City of Tallahassee’s Fuel Spill Cover-Up

The City of Tallahassee’s Fuel Spill Cover-Up

Tallahassee Reports has learned that a City of Tallahassee employee knew about the major fuel spill at the Hopkins Generating Station, but failed to alert City Commissioners about the spill during a public meeting while discussing contracts for companies to cleanup potential “spills of hazardous materials.” The discussion took place on February 8, 2012 during […]

Major Fuel Spill at City’s Hopkins Generating Station Hidden from Public View

Major Fuel Spill at City’s Hopkins Generating Station Hidden from Public View

Through the review of public records after receiving an anonymous tip, Tallahassee Reports has learned that there was a major diesel fuel spill from an above ground storage tank at the Hopkins Generating power plant that, until now, has not been publicly reported. The spill, which happened in 2012, resulted in thousands of gallons of […]

Plan Slated to Bring Solar Power to City of Tallahassee Utilities Customers

Plan Slated to Bring Solar Power to City of Tallahassee Utilities Customers

TALLAHASSEE — Customers of City of Tallahassee Utilities can soon use solar power without dealing with the complications and high costs of installing rooftop solar panels on their individual buildings, if a proposed plan is adopted by city commissioners. There will be an open enrollment period for customers wanting to subscribe to the proposed city […]

Another Land Use Controversy

Another Land Use Controversy

The shouts of “save our neighborhood” by residents that feel commercial development is encroaching on their way of life continue to be heard through out Tallahassee. The latest concerns being voiced come from neighborhoods on the southeast corner of Thomasville Road and Kerry Forest Parkway in Northeast Tallahassee. An eight acre mostly wooded parcel which has […]

City Commission Votes for Killearn Redevelopment Proposal

City Commission Votes for Killearn Redevelopment Proposal

After a contentious two years, the City Commission went against the Planning Commission recommendation and voted 5-0 to approve a rezoning application that will facilitate a proposed redevelopment on a portion of the “North Nine” holes of the Killearn Country Club. The end product was very different than the original proposal pushed by Barton Tuck, […]

Report: City Under Funding Street Maintenance, Over 15,000 Trip Hazards On Sidewalks

Report: City Under Funding Street Maintenance, Over 15,000 Trip Hazards On Sidewalks

Tallahassee Reports has learned that a presentation to City Commissioners at a Wednesday workshop will report that the “City is currently under funding its street maintenance needs.” Also, the report will inform the elected officials that it is anticipated that over 15,000 trip hazards exist on city maintained sidewalks. The sidewalk hazards are important because […]

Audit Finds Loan Delinquency, Mismanagement, and Nepotism with City Housing Agency

Audit Finds Loan Delinquency, Mismanagement, and Nepotism with City Housing Agency

A City of Tallahassee audit of the the Big Bend Community Development Corporation (BBCDC) has found that as of September 2016 the organization had failed to make any payments on city of Tallahassee loans totaling $1,275,000. Some of the loans were first originated in 2002. Also, the audit documented instances of mismanagement and nepotism. The […]

Leon School Board to Consider Settlement Agreement with Woody Hildebrandt

Leon School Board to Consider Settlement Agreement with Woody Hildebrandt

Tonight the Leon County School Board is scheduled to vote on a settlement agreement between the Leon County School Board and former employee Woody Hildebrandt. The agreement can be viewed here. A review of the agreement shows that the Leon County School Board will pay Woody Hildebrandt $55,000 in accrued sick leave, will not provide […]