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 […]

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 Backs Campaign Donor, Ethics Board Opponent for City Ethics Position

Mayor Gillum Backs Campaign Donor, Ethics Board Opponent for City Ethics Position

According to agenda item documents to be presented to the full City Commission on Wednesday, Mayor Andrew Gillum is recommending that Ms. Lila A. Jaber be appointed to the newly-created 7-member Ethics Board, which is being organized pursuant to a recent City Charter amendment adopted by voters during the November, 2014 general election. Ms. Jaber […]