City Ethics Board Refuses to Investigate Mayor Gillum

City Ethics Board Refuses to Investigate Mayor Gillum

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the City of Tallahassee’s independent ethics board has decided not to investigate the possible misuse of city resources by Mayor Andrew Gillum. Several media outlets have reported on Gillum’s use of city email and other city resources for political related activities. The order signed by Board Chair Richard Herring said […]

The City’s Ethics Board Seeks More Authority

The City’s Ethics Board Seeks More Authority

The City’s Ethics Board, which was created by a citizen’s referendum in 2014, is asking the City Commission to consider changes to current policies and the ethics code that “will enhance Board functions and continue building an even stronger ethical environment in City government.” In a letter to the City Commission, which also serves as […]

City Ethics Board Investigates Lightsey Pension Payment

City Ethics Board Investigates Lightsey Pension Payment

TR has learned that the City of Tallahassee’s Independent Ethics Board has begun an investigation into the pension payments being made to former City Commissioner Debbie Lightsey. The Executive Director of the Ethics Board, Julie Meadows-Keefe, provides a status of complaints and investigations each month. This months report, which is part of the agenda to […]

City’s Ethics Board Delays Decision on Pledge

City’s Ethics Board Delays Decision on Pledge

The City’s Independent Ethics Board has been considering adopting an ethics pledge for Board members since November of last year. However, it appears the Board members cannot get comfortable with the language. In addition, during the meeting, City Attorney Lew Shelley, representing the City Commission, spoke to the Board and urged them not to adopt […]