The Fate of Rick Fernandez: Reinstated, Status Quo, or Terminated?

The Fate of Rick Fernandez: Reinstated, Status Quo, or Terminated?

The agenda for the next city commission meeting on December 6th contains Item 11.01 which is  titled “City Manager Administrative Leave.” The agenda item states: On November 8, the City Commission voted to approve paid administrative leave for the City Manager until such time as the Florida Commission on Ethics resolves the matter of a […]

Dr. Erwin Jackson, Rep. Ausley’s Husband, Among Those Seeking Ethics Board Appointment

Dr. Erwin Jackson, Rep. Ausley’s Husband, Among Those Seeking Ethics Board Appointment

On Wednesday the City Commission will vote to fill a vacancy on the City Independent Ethics Board. Notable applicants include Dr. Erwin Jackson, former City Commission candidate Luther Lee and Bill Hollimon -the husband of Florida State Representative Lorrane Ausley. Dr Erwin Jackson, who calls himself the “Tallahassee Truth Teller”, filled out an application and […]

Mayor Gillum Proposes Strong Ethics Rules

Mayor Gillum Proposes Strong Ethics Rules

Lost in the media’s coverage of the letter of admonishment by Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board to City Manager Rick Fernandez were the ethics recommendations proposed by Mayor Andrew Gillum. The breadth and content of Gillum’s recommendations, which were discussed by the Ethics Board last week, was surprising given his previous position on various ethics initiatives. […]

BREAKING NEWS: City’s Elected Officials Post “Dear Citizens” Letter that Says They Are Trustworthy

BREAKING NEWS: City’s Elected Officials Post “Dear Citizens” Letter that Says They Are Trustworthy

Following more revelations about questionable behavior by City of Tallahassee officials, Mayor Andrew Gillum and Tallahassee’s four city commissioners took the unusual step of posting a letter on the city’s Talgov.com homepage. The letter acknowledges the community concerns over the FBI investigation and the recent questions surrounding the actions of City Manager Rick Fernandez. However, […]