Gaines Street Developer Hires Gary Yordon as Lobbyist, Gets No Bid Award

Gaines Street Developer Hires Gary Yordon as Lobbyist, Gets No Bid Award

Tallahassee Reports has learned the the Community Redevelopment Agency voted to sell a piece of property on Gaines Street to North American Properties (NAP), a past developer of projects on Gaines Street, without seeking competitive bids. North American Properties has previously been given Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) tax breaks to build student housing in the Gaines Street […]

Choose Tallahassee Gets City Funding to Attract Aging Baby Boomers

Choose Tallahassee Gets City Funding to Attract Aging Baby Boomers

Tallahassee will continue leaning into the Florida stereotype of being a hotspot for retirees. Choose Tallahassee is focused on bringing more baby boomers to the city. They gave a presentation to city commissioners on Tuesday outlining the program’s successes and to ask for more investment. See the Choose Tallahassee website here. The project is funded […]

Edison Owners Fail to Include Investors on State Beverage License Application

Edison Owners Fail to Include Investors on State Beverage License Application

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the owners of the Edison Restaurant in Cascades Park, did not disclose investors in the Edison restaurant on the application for a beverage license, as required by Florida state law. Cascade Holdings, LLC, doing business as The Edison, filed for a Florida state beverage license on September 2, 2015. The […]

Edison Owner Resigns from City Board

Edison Owner Resigns from City Board

Today, Tallahassee Reports was notified that Adam Corey has resigned his position on the Tallahassee Housing Authority (THA) board. On September 9th Tallahassee Reports published an article detailing relationships between the Gunster Law Firm and the City of Tallahassee. The report addressed potential conflicts between Lila Jaber, the Chairman of the City’s Ethics Board and […]

Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

Gillum’s Office Circumvents City Commission, Plans to Extend Contract for Donor, Confidante

On June 19th the City Manager released her FY2016 budget.  In that budget, the responsibility for hiring the federal, state, and electric utility lobbyists was transferred from the Mayor’s Office to the full City Commission. The reason for the move was never explained. However, sources say the move was made to shield the Mayor from […]

Local Government Spending Growth Surpasses Leon County Growth In Population, Jobs

Local Government Spending Growth Surpasses Leon County Growth In Population, Jobs

Now that the budgets are set for a number of local government entities, Tallahassee Reports will begin to research the impact of decisions made by our local officials through votes on taxes and expenditures. Our first report compares the growth  in government expenditures from 2008 through 2016 with other growth measures in Leon County. The […]