City of Tallahassee Retains Former Employee for “Administrative & Litigation Matters”

City of Tallahassee Retains Former Employee for “Administrative & Litigation Matters”

As the City of Tallahassee tries to move forward on a number of issues, Tallahassee Reports has confirmed that City Attorney, Cassandra Jackson, hired Mike Tadros, a former manager under former City Manager Rick Fernandez, after reports surfaced about questionable actions during his tenure at the City of Tallahassee. Tadros ended his employment with the […]

Andrew Gillum’s Former Chief of Staff: “Tallahassee had the Highest Number of Murders in History Last Year”

Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is ignoring it. The state-wide media will not ask questions about it. But Mayor Gillum’s former chief of staff, Dustin Daniels, is campaigning on it. What is it? It is Tallahassee’s increase in murders while Andrew Gillum was the mayor of Tallahassee. On a campaign mailer, Dustin Daniels, who is running […]

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

Tallahassee Murder Rates Higher Than Miami, Orlando; Less Than Jacksonville,Tampa

A review of FDLE crime date shows that during 2017 there was 9.0 murders in the city of Tallahassee for every 100,000 residents. Tallahassee finished the year with 17 murders. The graph below shows that this murder rate ranked third when compared to the 10 largest cities in Florida. Jacksonville (12.2) and Tampa (10.5) were […]

Tallahassee Utility Staff Recommends 2.5% Electric Base Rate Increase, Decrease in Fuel Cost Lowers Customers Bills

Tallahassee Utility Staff Recommends 2.5% Electric Base Rate Increase, Decrease in Fuel Cost Lowers Customers Bills

After an electric rate study, the city of Tallahassee professional staff is recommending a 2.5% increase in base electric rates. However, due to a decrease in the price of fuel, the total electric bill for residential customers will see a decrease. Base rates are the portion of the electric bill that covers the expenses required […]

Mayor Andrew Gillum Recommends Contract Extension Benefiting Costa Rica Travel Companion

Mayor Andrew Gillum Recommends Contract Extension Benefiting Costa Rica Travel Companion

When Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum turns his attention to his mayoral duties at the September 12th Tallahassee City Commission, he will be faced with a vote to extend a contract that will financial benefit one of his Costa Rica travel companions- Sean Pittman Interestingly, the item listed on the city agenda, which addresses the […]

City Moves Forward with Land Purchase for Public Safety Campus

City Moves Forward with Land Purchase for Public Safety Campus

At the most recent city commission meeting, commissioners approved the staff recommendation to purchase a plot of land for $5.5 million to construct a new Public Safety Campus on the south side of town. The city commission received three different property proposals. One of the options¬†proposed multiple lots forming one linear property cornering Polk Drive […]

Public Trust, Ethics Dominates NEBA Mayoral Debate

Public Trust, Ethics Dominates NEBA Mayoral Debate

The Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates (NEBA) held a mayoral forum Tuesday during their monthly luncheon meeting at the Capital City Country Club. The straw ballot (only NEBA members could participate) after the session showed that three votes separated the winner, Leon County Commissioner John Dailey, and second place finisher Michelle Rewhinkel Vasilinda. The […]

Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

Florida Commission on Ethics Finds Probable Cause, Sends Fernandez Complaint to Evidentiary Hearing

The Florida Commission on Ethics voted 8-0 today to accept staff’s probable cause recommendations related to a complaint filed against former Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez. A finding of probable cause is not a determination that a violation has occurred. Such a determination is made only after a full evidentiary hearing on the allegations. Dr. […]

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