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 […]

City Staff Projects $5 Million Deficit for General Fund in 2014

At the City Commission meeting this week, city staff will provide commissioners with their first budget update for the 2014 cycle. The update will provide information on how the budget for 2013 is matching up with actual spending and a forecast of the 2014 General Fund. Information for the other funds, including electric and gas, […]

City Spending Increases Isolated to Three Areas

In our last report, Tallahassee Reports analyzed the expenditure trend of the City of Tallahassee’s $133,000,000 general fund over the period of 2005 to 2008. The analysis indicated that expenditures over that period exceeded population growth to the tune of approximately $23 million. When adjusted for a inflation over that period, expenditures added approximately $12 million. This report […]