Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee is the capital city in U.S. state of Florida. It is one of 62 cities in the state.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Florida city websites

Last rated on Jan. 24, 2012

Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public Records N
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Local Taxes N
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • City of Tallahassee's bids and RFPs are posted.[1]
  • Budgets are posted.[2]
  • Agendas[3] and minutes[4] are available for City Council Meetings.
  • Building permits[5] and zoning information[6] available online.
  • Audit reports are available.[7]
  • The Mayor and city council officials contact information and detailed biographies are posted online.[8]

The bad

  • No information on taxes.
  • Lobbying information and ethics is not noted
  • There is no checkbook register available
  • No information regarding public records.


Main articles: Florida government sector lobbying and Florida League of Cities.

Tallahassee has reported $945,000 spent on lobbying since 2000 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2000-2009[9]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $60,000
2008 $105,000
2007 $140,000
2006 $170,000
2005 $60,000
2004 $170,000
2003 $60,000
2002 $80,000
2001 $60,000
2000 $40,000

Tallahassee pays membership dues[10] to the Florida League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association.

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