City Confirms Tallahassee Reports Story About Employees Receiving Football Tickets From Fernandez

City Confirms Tallahassee Reports Story About Employees Receiving Football Tickets From Fernandez

Eight months after Tallahassee Reports published a story stating that Tallahassee city employees received free skybox football tickets from City Manager Rick Fernandez, the City of Tallahassee confirmed TR’s reporting. In August 2017, TR reported: In addition, city employees were given tickets by Fernandez to attend the games. One employee whose name was verified by […]

Seven Months Later, Interim City Manager Still Investigating Football Ticket Scandal

Seven Months Later, Interim City Manager Still Investigating Football Ticket Scandal

Seven months after Tallahassee Reports┬ábroke the story about City Manager Rick Fernandez soliciting $500 football tickets from city lobbyist and city vendor Adam Corey, the interim city manager, Reece Goad, is still investigating allegations that other city employees also used tickets provided by Corey. City Manager Rick Fernadez eventually resigned his position because of the […]

City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

City Selects 124 Applicants with Criminal Background for Employment in 2014

Tallahassee Reports has learned that in 2014 the City of Tallahassee selected 124 applicants for employment that had checked the box on the City employment application indicating they had a criminal background. After background checks were completed and reviewed, 35 applicants were disqualfied and 89 were hired. This means that during 2014, when 816 people […]

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

Mayor Gillum, City Move To “Ban” Criminal Background Question From Job Application

A discussion initiated by Mayor Gillum on December 15, 2014 about eliminating criminal background questions from government employment applications may be headed to the full City Commission in January. On December 16, 2014, ┬álocal TV station WTXL reported that “Mayor Andrew Gillum met with local leaders …about ways to improve the application process for government […]