City Budgeting – a Tale of Perverse Priorities

Our recent analysis of spending on “green” programs has documented the clear priority of city leadership in achieving the “living green” dream. Green expenditures in the fiscal year 2009 budget include $10 million for smart meters, $7 million for energy conservation, and $300,000 for the creation of the green department. These 3 programs total $17,300,000 in spending in […]

Video of Commissioner Lightsey Going to Bat for Consumers

Last week tallahasseereports.com posted an article about the City Commission meeting on April 7, 2009 at which there was a discussion regarding Tallahasse’s carbon footprint. tallahasseereports.com has obtained a video of Commissioner Lightsey’s comments. [flashvideo file=”https://tallahasseereports.com/wp-content/uploads/carbonfootprint-lightsey.flv” width=”316″ height=”212″ /] Commissioner Lightsey’s comments during last week’s City Commission meeting. Commissioner Lightsey commented that the City should […]

The Facts Behind Tallahassee's Carbon Footprint

On Tuesday, April 7, 2009, the Tallahassee City Commission heard a presentation from the head of EPER (the Green Department) entitled “Carbon Footprint Reduction Plan.” You can view the slide presentation here. Among the facts revealed are: The City of Tallahassee has a Carbon Reduction Task Team that investigates the feasibility of implementing policies that reduce carbon […]

The Facts Behind Tallahassee’s Carbon Footprint

On Tuesday, April 7, 2009, the Tallahassee City Commission heard a presentation from the head of EPER (the Green Department) entitled “Carbon Footprint Reduction Plan.” You can view the slide presentation here. Among the facts revealed are: The City of Tallahassee has a Carbon Reduction Task Team that investigates the feasibility of implementing policies that reduce carbon […]