Mayor Gillum Continues to Ignore City Commissioners with Summit on Children

Mayor Gillum Continues to Ignore City Commissioners with Summit on Children

High-level officials in city and county government have told Tallahassee Reports that unilateral actions by Mayor Andrew Gillum is sending a less than collegial message: “I do not need nor do I want your support for my agenda.” Sources say these unilateral actions started with his less than transparent travels to Pittsburgh and other locations […]

Ban the Box is About Andrew Gillum, Not Tallahassee

Ban the Box is About Andrew Gillum, Not Tallahassee

The recent discussion about the Ban the Box initiative at the City Commission is a clear example of how a politician’s ambition can get out of hand. We all know politicians have ambition. However, good politicians can tie their ambitions to policies that are consistent with the constituents they represent. And really good politicians can […]

Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

The debate over the “Ban the Box” proposal, put forth by Mayor Gillum, received an endorsement by the City Commission, but not before Mayor Andrew Gillum questioned the “sincerity” and “legitimacy” of the arguments put forth by fellow Commissioners against the proposal. The vote was 3-2 with Gillum, Commissioners Miller and Richardson voting to endorse […]