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City of Tallahassee passes ethics amendment

November 6, 2014

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…

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Tallahassee hires city ethics officer

October 2, 2014

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…

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Ethics reform fight in Tallahassee

September 7, 2014

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…

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How Tallahassee tackles homeless issue

December 12, 2013

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…

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The Calming Clarification

April 24, 2013

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…

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Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

April 19, 2010

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…

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Buzz: Rubio may have other issues

March 3, 2010

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…

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Gambling interests in Tallahassee

March 1, 2010

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.…

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Right Size amendment

February 2, 2010

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…

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Tallahassee Charter is longer

October 11, 2009

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…

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Important points about Tallahassee City Council

October 10, 2009

Tallahassee only has five council members, if you include the mayor. Pensacola has ten, including the mayor. The Tallahassee city council members are at-large, meaning the entire city votes on the positions. The at-large districts haven’t…

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Caton video

October 10, 2009

Here is the video of former City Attorney Don Caton addressing the Pensacola City Council on the charter proposal during open forum. … The Tallahassee charter review that Caton mentions took place in 1996—13 years ago.…