• Is there anything you haven’t had a chance to tell us yet that you would like our neighborhoods to know?
City Commission
Seat 1

Jack Porter

We need to put a spotlight on campaign financing and show who is funding commissioners. Commissioners funded by developers tend to vote to approve developments benefiting their contributors and not the citizens. Commissioners should be funded by every-day people and not developers. Large special interest contributors have too much influence in decision-making, leaving the citizens and interests of the larger community out. When you see a Circle K next to your neighborhood and see roads being put in areas where there are no neighborhoods, look at who voted for these projects and who funded their campaign.

Tallahassee is a really special place and I love our city. We have many benefits and cultural amenities, without the congestion and cost of many other areas. I am concerned for our future and the direction we are currently going. Now the control is in the hands of developers and the commissioners who support them. The Comp Plan revision is the most important thing we are doing and we must get it right, or our growth and development won’t be right. We can plan our future and respect all ideas and treat our citizens with respect and dignity and give their ideas a fair hearing. We are not doing this now. This election should be a referendum on whether we are growing the way we want to, or whether we would like to do things differently and get back on course.

Louis Dilbert

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Rudy Ferguson, Sr.

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Seat 2

Dot Inman-Johnson

The deplorable treatment of the fire fighters by the city. There are two public safety departments: the police and fire departments. They risk their lives daily to protect us, our property, and the city. For purely political reasons the two departments are treated differently with firefighters receiving a starting salary of $44K and police officers $60K. There is no justification for the difference and it creates a division for no reason. The firefighters having been without a contract for more than a year and have already missed out on two pay increases as a result. The City approved the police contract and benefits package last summer, why not include firefighters in decision? I am very concerned that this is a political situation and places the police in the middle. Both contracts could have been agreed to without a need to raise taxes. A final example, there are three commissioners who voted for a ballot initiative to amend the City Charter to double commissioners pay. The City’s Charter Review Committee recommended the City not put the issue on the ballot, and hire a consultant to the study the issue and make recommendations. The three commissioners overrode the recommendation and voted for the ballot initiative. Another example of three commissioners showing no regard for community input.

Donna Nyak

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Curtis Richardson

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Bernard Stevens, Jr.

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County Commission
Group 1 – At Large

Carolyn Cummings

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David T Hawkins

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District 4

Brian Welch

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Isaac Montilla

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