Cost of Going Green Verified by City Officials

In a recent article published by Tallahassee Reports, research indicated that  Tallahassee’s reliance on natural gas has cost the people of Tallahassee approximately $40-50 million a year over the last three years when compared to the rates of other utilities in the area.  In a meeting on Tuesday, high ranking officials with the Tallahassee Electric Utility […]

Tallahassee's Capital Bond Rating Downgraded

The City of Tallahassee’s capital bond rating has been downgraded. Bonds are used by states and municipalities to raise money to pay for things such as infrastructure projects. On January 16, 2009 Business Wire reported that  “in the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings downgraded Tallahassee, Florida’s approximately $5.2 million in outstanding capital bonds series […]

Tallahassee’s Capital Bond Rating Downgraded

The City of Tallahassee’s capital bond rating has been downgraded. Bonds are used by states and municipalities to raise money to pay for things such as infrastructure projects. On January 16, 2009 Business Wire reported that  “in the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings downgraded Tallahassee, Florida’s approximately $5.2 million in outstanding capital bonds series […]

A City of Tallahassee Budget Summary

In an effort to provide important information to our readers, listed below is a summary of city expenditures approved in the fiscal year 2009 budget. The items listed below represent over 95% of the $841 million 2009  city budget.

The Cost of Going Green – Calculation Update

A  recent article posted by Tallahassee Reports -“The Cost of Green May Cost More ThanYou Think”- reported that the citizens of  Tallahassee had paid approximately $45-$50 million  a year above  what they would have paid over the last three years if Tallahassee would have had the average electric rates of  three utilities with a more diverse […]

The Cost of Going Green May Cost More Than You Think

Questions to Ponder While Reading Should the City of Tallahassee Provide Costs & Benefits for Going Green Initiatives? Is $50 Million a Year Too Much to Spend to Exclusively Use Natural Gas to Generate Electricity? What is the Tangible Benefit of Exclusively Using Natural Gas for Electricity Generation? The City of Tallahassee’s electric rates rank […]

Tallahassee Spends $1,140,000 On Various Charities and Social Service Programs

Questions to Ponder While Reading Do You Think City Tax Dollars Should Support Charities and Social Service Programs? What Programs Do You Think Deserve Tax Dollars? Should Giving To Charities Be Left To Individuals? For the fiscal year 2008, the City of Tallahassee provided “Outside Agencies” with approximately $2.8 million in funding. The FY2009 budget is recommending a level […]

The City of Tallahassee Funds Cultural Events With Tax Dollars Through “Outside Agencies”

Questions to Ponder While Reading Do You Think City Tax Dollars Should Support Cultural and Arts Organizations? What Organizations Do You Think Deserve Tax Dollars? Should the City of Tallahassee Cut Spending for Cultural and Arts Grants During Tough Economic Times? For the fiscal year 2008, the City of Tallahassee provided “Outside Agencies” with approximately $2.8 million in […]

Solar Panels at Trousdel Atheletic Center Not Living Up To Expectations

Questions to Ponder While Reading Should The City of Tallahassee Assign a Cost With “Going Green” Initiatives? Do You Think “Going Green” Initiatives Should Be Promoted By Government and Implemented By Individuals or Implemented by Government? Should the Cost of “Going Green” Initiatives Determine Which Initiatives Should Be Implemented? In late-2000 the City of Tallahassee […]

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