Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

Mayor Gillum Questions Sincerity of Fellow Commissioners, Maddox Responds

The debate over the “Ban the Box” proposal, put forth by Mayor Gillum, received an endorsement by the City Commission, but not before Mayor Andrew Gillum questioned the “sincerity” and “legitimacy” of the arguments put forth by fellow Commissioners against the proposal. The vote was 3-2 with Gillum, Commissioners Miller and Richardson voting to endorse […]

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Mayor Gillum Paid by Group Promoting “Ban the Box”

Tallahassee Reports has obtained documents that show Mayor Andrew Gillum is being paid by a group that is advocating for cities accross the United States to adopt “Ban the Box” policies. A debate began two weeks ago about Mayor Gillum’s controversial proposal to remove the criminal background questionnare from the City of Tallahassee’s employment application. […]

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee City Manager Solicited Charitable Donations from City Lobbyist, City Vendors and City Employees for Ziffer Event

Tallahassee Reports has learned through a public records request that Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson sent out an email soliciting donations from a city lobbyist, city vendors and city employees for a charitable event involving City Commissioner Gil Ziffer. City Commissioner Gill Ziffer told Tallahassee Reports he was not aware of the email. The […]

“We Have A Once In A Decade Opportunity”

“We Have A Once In  A Decade Opportunity”

Over a six month period from October, 2012 until July, 2013 something special happened in City Hall. Something that a lot of people in this community had been seeking for a number of years. But those people were told they were naysayers and critics. The powers in City Hall told these people “take your three […]