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Tallahassee officials want to turn the police department into a place members of the community want to be. Commissioners are turning their eye toward a new spot and a new vision in the coming year.

Tallahassee city Commissioners will hold their annual retreat this week. Items listed on the agenda include the extension of FAMU-Way, public safety and replacing the city manager.

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The City of Tallahassee is preparing to search for a new city manager after accepting the negotiated resignation of Rick Fernandez Wednesday. Regan McCarthy reports Fernandez has been plagued by various ethics allegations including accepting football ticket and getting a discount on the catering at his daughter’s wedding.

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Tallahassee City Manager Rick Fernandez will resign today while facing ethics complaints over his relationships with lobbyists and vendors.

The city of Tallahassee is reviewing its policy for tracking and archiving text messages sent by city officials. Mayor Andrew Gillum says part of the change will involve an increased expense for the city.

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The Tallahassee City Commission voted last night to have the city post online all public records that have been provided to a federal grand jury investigating alleged public corruption. And in a separate case, city manager Rick Fernandez is taking paid temporary leave as an ethics complaint against him moves forward.

The Tallahassee ethics board will send a letter to the city commission warning about the appearance of impropriety. The decision comes after ethics board staffers conducted a limited investigation into accusations made against City Manager Rick Fernandez. Board member Bruce Grant made the motion.

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After restoring power to most local residents, Tallahassee Electric Crews are headed out of the Capital City to assist other places’ recovery.

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A number of high ranking Tallahassee city officials are slated for high raises. But  some citizens aren’t too happy about it.