Star Metro Ridership Plumments 22%, Taxpayer Subsidy Increases 27%

Star Metro Ridership Plumments 22%, Taxpayer Subsidy Increases 27%

Tallahassee Reports, through a public records request, has determined that StarMetro ridership has declined 22% from 2010-2015. During this same time period the subsidies provided to StarMetro by City of Tallahassee taxpayers has increased by 27%. Ridership was down from 4.71 million people in 2010 to 3.66 million in 2015. These ridership numbers include both City passengers […]

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Leon County Fuel Tax Will Not Be Spent On Road Maintenance

Decisions made by elected officials on the City Commission and the Leon County Board of County Commissioners ensure that the approximately $4 million raised by the fuel tax increase approved in 2013 will not be spent on additional road maintenance. This, despite the fact that one of the main arguments used to push for an […]

Taxpayers Deserve Answers, Not Shell Games

Taxpayers Deserve Answers,  Not Shell Games

Over the last few months, both the County and City governments have been less than honest with millions of dollars of money belonging to the people they represent. First up, the Leon County Commission and the five-cent increase in the gas tax that was passed by a vote of 7-2 (Commissioners Sauls and Proctor voted […]

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

Will New Gas Tax Result in More Road Maintenance Expenditures?

The Leon County Board of County Commissioners are well on their way to approving a five cent gas tax.  The tax will raise approximately $4 million which will be split between the City and the County. During a lunch meeting with NEBA today, County  Commissioners had an opportunity to discuss their rationale for supporting the […]