Posts Tagged ‘Tallahassee’
About two-thirds of Tallahassee voters approved yesterday, 38,968 to 19,431, a city charter amendment that creates a seven-member ethics board with the power to investigate complaints of unethical behavior by city employees and officials and levy civil penalties if wrongdoing is found to have [...]
Julie Meadows-Keefe has been hired as the ethics officer for the city of Tallahassee. Her job is to enforce stronger ethical standards for employees and elected officials. The Tallahassee City Commission in March approved the position that was recommended by a citizen's Ethics Advisory [...]
Last meeting, the Pensacola City Council rejected Councilwoman Sherri Myers' effort to strengthen the city's code of ethics. In Tallahassee, citizens are pushing a charter amendment to establish a city ethics officer as its fifth appointed official along with the city manager, attorney, [...]
The Tallahassee City Commission voted yesterday to lease the city's 3.8 acres on West Pensacola Street for a new 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Services Center that will focus on serving the homeless in its city. The land has an appraised value of $610,000. The 50-year lease calls for an [...]
A state senate bill amendment pertaining to RESTORE Act funds made local officials a bit nervous this week. It’s calmer now, after some language-tweaking and assurances from state lawmakers that counties will not be circumvented when the Clean Water Act windfall finally hits. Escambia County [...]
Press Release: Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul and President of the Florida Senate Jeff Atwater outlining incentives, claims changes, and environmental initiatives necessary to protect Florida’s economy for inclusion in the July 20-23 [...]
State Senator Don Gaetz emailed last week to the media and his constituents the list of BP Contacts in Florida. I had reporter Ryne Ziemba contact them to find who they were, what were their levels of expertise and how long they have been working with British Petroleum. Four of them took his phone [...]
ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker of the House Larry Cretul and Senate President Jeff Atwater to halt two joint resolutions that have [...]
Our video from the Tax Day Protest on Florida Capitol steps
The blog Change in Tallahassee reports that State Sen. Dave Aronberg, a Democratic candidate for Florida Attorney General, has accused the current AG, Bill McCollum who is running for governor, of political grandstanding with his filing a lawsuit in Pensacola over the national healthcare [...]
The persistence buzz out of Tallahassee is that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio may have other issues to battle as investigative reporters dig deeper. The GOP credit card charges may only be the tip of the iceberg. Will post the information as I get it.
The Miami Herald is reporting that gambling is back on the table for this legislative session. Once again the state lawmakers will be presented with several options to expand gambling in Florida. Read more.
Press Release Sen. Don Gaetz and Rep. Will Weatherford Unveil Proposal to “Right Size” Class Size Amendment Proposal Would Place Update to Class Size Amendment Before Florida Voters Tallahassee – Aiming to “right size the class size amendment,” Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) and Rep. [...]
Opponents to the proposed charter appear to be upset that the new city charter is 21 pages....actually it's 18 if don't count the cover page and index, but the naysayers never let facts get in their way of a negative opinion. I'm not sure why length is so important...I guess it insinuates that [...]