Reese Goad

City of Tallahassee

At an ethics workshop held by the Tallahassee City Commission Monday morning, four out of five commissioners cast ceremonial votes of confidence for City Manager Reese Goad. The votes come after Commissioner Matlow published a letter expressing no confidence in Goad last week. Matlow is sticking to his original stance - causing a rift, at least in opinion, from the rest of the commission. He is now calling for Goad to resign.

uniformed police officers with white gloves solute the flag in front of a brick building that is the Tallahassee Police Headquarters
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The city of Tallahassee is moving forward with plans for a new police headquarters. During a meeting Wednesday city commissioners got an update on 10 potential locations for the new space.

Outgoing TPD Chief Mike DeLeo's last day is July 5th. (2014)
Sascha Cordner / WFSU News

Tallahassee City Manager Reese Goad says he’s accepted the resignation of Police Chief Mike DeLeo and that the city will begin searching for a new chief. In the meantime, Goad has named a 32-year TPD veteran to lead the agency. DeLeo’s resignation is effective on July 5th. He says he’s stepping down for an opportunity to address criminal justice and homeland security on a"national scale". DeLeo was hired in 2013 to clean up the agency after it was slammed with excessive force complaints and dealt with the fallout of a brutal DUI arrest of a local woman. But DeLeo has faced his own controversies—namely over hiring decisions and a relationship with a subordinate. City Manager Reese Goad tells WFSU News Director Lynn Hatter DeLeo’s resignation was unexpected.

City of Tallahassee

Tallahassee’s now-permanent City Manager Reese Goad is looking forward to hitting the ground running now that he’s dropped his ‘interim’ tag. Goad recently spoke with WFSU about his vision for the post, repairing public trust and working with new commissioners.

Habitat For Humanity Home
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Three Tallahassee residents received keys to their new homes Tuesday. This was part of the Big Bend Habitat for Humanity’s newest projects and highlights the city’s efforts to grow more affordable housing.

 

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While Tallahassee electric crews are currently in a holding pattern, they are expected to try to go back out and restore power to residents later today.