State Attorney Meggs Investigating Lightsey Pension Calculation

State Attorney Meggs Investigating Lightsey Pension Calculation

TR has learned that State Attorney Willie Meggs is investigating the pension payment calculation of former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey. TR reported about the issue in March. Since then the City’s Independent Ethic’s Board took up a complaint but decided not to move forward because the complaint failed “to state a violation of the City’s Ethic […]

Leon County Employment Falls for Third Consecutive Month

Leon County Employment Falls for Third Consecutive Month

The State of Florida employment report for June shows that Leon County lost 1,393 jobs. This is the third month in a row that the number of people employed in Leon County has declined. This month’s loss follows losses of 628 jobs in May, and 1,211 in April. Also, the unemployment rate increased from 4.0% […]

City Manager Counted Employee that Retired in 2014 as Reorganization Savings in 2016

City Manager Counted Employee that Retired in 2014 as Reorganization Savings in 2016

Tallahassee Reports has learned that City Manager Rick Fernandez counted the salary from a position that had not been filled since 2014 as savings to justify the raises he gave to a select group of executive managers. Last week, City Manager Rick Fernandez went before City Commissioners to explain the 5-digit raises that resulted in […]

Commissioner Richardson Says Executive Raises “Were Certainly Reasonable”

Commissioner Richardson Says Executive Raises “Were Certainly Reasonable”

In an interview today with Tom Flanigan on WFSU’s  Perspectives show, challenger Steven Hougland traded jabs with incumbent City Commissioner Curtis Richardson over the recent executive pay raises given out at City Hall. In the discussion about the raises, which in some cases were between $30,000 and $50,000, Hougland said Commissioner Richardson should have asked […]

June Numbers Show Modest Increase in Airport Traffic

June Numbers Show Modest Increase in Airport Traffic

The latest numbers for the Tallahassee International Airport (TIA) show passenger traffic increased modestly in June this year when compared to June traffic in 2015. The numbers for June 2016 show a .8% increase in passenger traffic.  The number of passengers increased from 59,675 during last June to 60,158 this year. The Passenger Traffic Report above […]

FDOT to Address Traffic Issue at Chiles High School

FDOT to Address Traffic Issue at Chiles High School

Tallahassee Reports has learned that traffic issues at the entrance of Chiles High School will be addressed by the Florida Department of Transportation before school starts in August. Laurie Osgood, a parent of a Chiles High School student, started a change.org petition to bring attention to traffic concerns. The petition is titled “SLOW DOWN!!! Morning […]

Tallahassee Reports Expands Print Edition, Adds Award Winning Reporter

Tallahassee Reports Expands Print Edition, Adds Award Winning Reporter

Tallahassee Reports, a locally owned newspaper with a mission of providing investigative reporting and community news, announced they are expanding their monthly print addition to two times a month and are also adding an award winning reporter. Kathy Stewart, TR’s publisher, said “the time is right for expansion. Our original investigative reporting and community news […]