After Warrant Downtown Improvement Board Postpones Decision On CEO

Feb 12, 2018

Credit Erich Martin

The Executive Director of Tallahassee’s Downtown Improvement Authority will continue in her position for now. During a Monday meeting, the agency decided to postpone a decision about its embroiled leader until its next meeting.  Paige Carter-Smith has been named in a warrant in an FBI investigation.

Paige Carter-Smith, who was hired in 2016 as the Downtown Improvement Authority’s new CEO is named in a search warrant from the FBI. The warrant is part of an ongoing corruption investigation, and as the Tallahassee Democrat first reported, alleges City Commissioner Scott Maddox accepted bribes through his former consulting company, which Carter-Smith now runs. Downtown Improvement Authority board members voted 4-to-3 to take the next month to gather information with the intention of discussing the issue further at their next meeting.