City Chose Pay Raises When Others Tightened Their Belts

City Chose Pay Raises When Others Tightened Their Belts

When City Manager Anita Favors released her proposed budget last month for FY 2016, which includes a 27% increase in property taxes, her press release called the proposal a “public safety budget.” The press release detailed the increase in positions for public safety and also mentioned the $500,000 allocated for street resurfacing. However, one item […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tallahassee Democrat Article on City Budget Includes Incorrect Pay Raise Number

BREAKING NEWS: Tallahassee Democrat Article on City Budget Includes Incorrect Pay Raise Number

The Tallahassee Democrat has a major story in their Sunday edition on the City’s proposed 2015-16 budget, which includes a 27% increase in property taxes. However, when it comes to reporting the amount in the budget for non-public safety pay raises for city employees, the Tallahassee Democrat publishes an incorrect number. Byron Dobson, the Tallahassee […]

North Florida Christian School Expanding Facilities

North Florida Christian School Expanding Facilities

North Florida Christian is in the middle of a significant expansion in their athletic facilities. While the building will be called the athletic center, the two-story addition located on the north side of the current football stadium will have multi-purposes. NFC, with a campus located off of North Merdian Road, is a class 2A school […]

Freedom 93 FM Changes Line-up

Freedom 93 FM Changes Line-up

Freedom 93 FM, a Tallahassee local talk radio station, is changing their line-up. The station, which hit the airwaves a couple of years ago, was faced competing with talk radio veterans like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Their response was a line-up with big names of their own. Herman Cain anchored 9-12, while […]

City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

City Manager Recommends More Police Officers and a $10.8 Million Property Tax Increase

Today, City Manager Anita Favors Thompson released her proposed budget for 2015-16. In a city press release entitled “City Manager Releases Proposed Public Safety Budget”, Ms. Favors recommends hiring 18 police officers and 16 fireman.Ms. Favors also proposes a $10.8 million property tax increase. The property tax rate would increase by 27% from 3.7 mills […]

Tallahassee Democrat Labels Pons Story “Gossip”, But Has Yet to Offer Retraction

Tallahassee Democrat Labels Pons Story “Gossip”, But Has Yet to Offer Retraction

On June 19, 2014, Tallahassee Democrat reporter Jeff Burlew wrote an article entitled “School employee becomes whistle-blower, former secretary files lawsuit.” Tallahassee Reports has recently learned that the Tallahassee Democrat labeled part of the article as gossip, gossip that almost one year later has no independent factual basis. In the article, Burlew  reported accusations from […]

City Manager Describes Poor Conditions at Tallahassee Police Department

City Manager Describes Poor Conditions at Tallahassee Police Department

It appears the City of Tallahassee’s lack of attention to public safety over the last nine years has not been limited to funding for more police officers. During a recent City budget workshop, City Manager Anita Favors Thompson took time to tell City Commissioners that the City’s Police Department building, located on Seventh Avenue, is […]

Data Shows City Crime Rate Began to Increase in 2006

Data Shows City Crime Rate Began to Increase in 2006

The latest FDLE report on crime in the state of Florida found that Leon County was ranked number one in crimes per 100,000 residents for 2014. Tallahassee Reports investigated the numbers and found that incidents in the City of Tallahassee was the cause for the number one ranking. Without the city numbers, the county jurisdiction […]