City Ethics Officer Did Not Inform Board of Possible Conflict, Calls Situation “Entirely Acceptable”

City Ethics Officer Did Not Inform Board of Possible Conflict, Calls Situation “Entirely Acceptable”

Tallahassee Reports spoke with the City’s appointed Ethics Officer, Julie Meadows-Keefe, about the hiring of a law firm to serve as counsel to the Ethics Board that also does significant business with the City of Tallahassee. Tallahassee Reports wrote about the relationship here. Ms. Meadows-Keefe told Tallahassee Reports that she was aware of the relationship […]

Prime Meridian Bank to Open New Branch in Crawfordville

Prime Meridian Bank to Open New Branch in Crawfordville

Prime Meridian Bank (Member FDIC), which currently operates two locations in Tallahassee, took the next step towards its expansion into Crawfordville. On August 4, 2015, members of the Prime Meridian team participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the Bank’s Crawfordville Highway site. The event was attended by members of the Wakulla County Chamber of […]

UPDATED: BP Settlement Raises Questions About City Legal Fees

UPDATED: BP Settlement Raises Questions About City Legal Fees

UPDATE: On July 27, 2015 the Tallahassee Democrat reported “The city of Tallahassee approved a $2.6-million settlement earlier this month. Shelley estimates a net payment of $1.5 to $1.6 million after legal costs.” The City Attorney for Tallahassee, Lew Shelley, contacted Tallahassee Reports late this afternoon and said that the net payment information reported by […]

Killearn Golf Course Litigation Update

Killearn Golf Course Litigation Update

A recent hearing before Circuit judge Angela Dempsey addressing the Killearn golf course litigation, provided some clarity on one issue, dismissed another, and relegated the final solution over “disputed issue of material fact” to another day. Judge Dempsey ruled that if it is determined that the owner of the golf course triggers or has triggered […]

Mayor’s Office Seeks Increases in Salaries, Health Benefits & Contract Services

Mayor’s Office Seeks Increases in Salaries, Health Benefits & Contract Services

Tallahassee Reports recently posted a story on the 21% increase in spending requested by Mayor Gillum’s office in the proposed 2016 City of Tallahassee budget. The full story, with video from the budget workshop where City Commissioner Scott Maddox asked about the increase, can be seen here. Now we have more details about the increase. Tallahassee Reports […]

The Police Union Responds to Democrat Editorial, City Budget Numbers

The Police Union Responds to Democrat Editorial, City Budget Numbers

In an exclusive interview with Tallahassee Reports, Steven Slade, the President of the Big Bend Chapter of the Florida PBA, voiced his frustration with City officials and their portrayal of the property tax increase in the local media. On Sunday the Tallahassee Democrat published an editorial asking the City to reconsider the proposed property tax […]