Insiders Get Their Man: Reese Goad Hired by Lame Duck City Commission

Insiders Get Their Man: Reese Goad Hired by Lame Duck City Commission

After interviewing three city manager candidates, City Commissioner Scott Maddox, who is the focus of a federal corruption investigation, made a motion to hire current interim city manager Reese Goad and the permanent city manager. City Commissioner Curtis Richardson seconded the motion. Mayor Andrew Gillum also supported Goad. The final vote was 4-1. The final […]

Who is “Lobbying” for Reese Goad as City Manager?

Who is “Lobbying” for Reese Goad as City Manager?

At the last city commission meeting, City Commissioner Nancy Miller made a surprise move to hire interim city manager Reese Goad. This motion was a surprise because the city commission had previously voted to conduct a nation-wide search to fill the position after two new city commissioners and a new mayor were seated after this […]

City Manager Reese Goad Leaked Ticket Report to Skip Foster, Ignores Other Media Outlets

City Manager Reese Goad Leaked Ticket Report to Skip Foster, Ignores Other Media Outlets

Tallahassee Reports has determined that Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad leaked the city’s report of the football skybox ticket investigation to Tallahassee Democrat publisher, Skip Foster, before the city’s ethics officer was aware that the report was completed. In addition, Goad chose to provide the report to Foster and no other local media outlets. The […]

Questions Remain After City’s Football Ticket Investigation

Questions Remain After City’s Football Ticket Investigation

Last week, Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad presented the city’s investigation of the football ticket controversy to the independent ethic’s board. The report was conducted by Raoul Lavin, an assistant city manager. However, after reviewing the details of the report, there appears to be important questions that were left unanswered. First, why didn’t the report […]

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¬†broke 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 […]

Interim City Manager Reese Goad Admits to Family Hires at City of Tallahassee

Interim City Manager Reese Goad Admits to Family Hires at City of Tallahassee

A recent lawsuit by long-time city employee Patricia McCray, alleges, among other things, that upper management at the City of Tallahassee hired family members for city jobs. McCray, who worked for the city for 19 years before being laid off, was the assistant to former City Manager Rick Fernandez McCray’s allegations about the family hires […]

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

The City of Tallahassee hosted a community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Tallahassee International Airport where Origis Energy provided an overview of the recently completed solar farm and an update on the expansion of the solar program. The meeting also allowed project managers to share details about the new solar farm and answer […]

Solar Farm Procurement Process Raises Questions from Citizens Group

Solar Farm Procurement Process Raises Questions from Citizens Group

Days after Tallahassee Reports published a story noting that the vendor for the City of Tallahassee’s solar farm was a foreign company, questions from the¬†Utility Citizen Advisory Committee (UCAC) prompted Reese Goad to address the procurement process for the project. Reese Goad is currently the Acting City Manager for the City of Tallahassee. The procurement […]

Tallahassee Democrat Promotes City’s Misinformation about Foreign Ownership of Solar Farm

Tallahassee Democrat Promotes City’s Misinformation about Foreign Ownership of Solar Farm

The Tallahassee Democrat has published an opinion piece by Acting City of Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad that contradicts facts in the public record about the foreign ownership of the City of Tallahassee’s soon to be completed solar farm. Goad states in the opinion piece that Origis – the developer and owner of the solar […]