Steve Stewart received his Masters degree in Public Policy from FSU, and went on to work with the Office of Public Counsel – the office responsible for representing consumers before the Florida Public Service Commission.
While at the Office of Public Counsel, Steve participated in major electric rate cases and provided testimony on behalf of the consumers of Florida before the Florida Public Service Commission. He also represented consumers’ interests by accompanying Public Service Commissioners on various regulated utility site visits.
After leaving the Office of Public Counsel in 1994, and following a one-year stint as a consultant for the Florida Telephone Association, Steve began working in the private sector. In 1999, he started his own business, a real estate marketing company, and in 2006, he bought a company in Tallahassee focused on commercial marketing and printing. Today he runs that business.
He is also the founder of TallahasseeReports.com, an investigative news website reporting on local government activity.
Steve Stewart has been a frequent guest on The Morning Show with Preston Scott for many years and you can hear him weekly on WFLA as he brings you the exclusive Tallahassee and Leon County news that affects your life.
Based on operational data collected by the City of Tallahassee, listed in the table below, the use of red light cameras has resulted in more crashes at red light camera intersections three years after the implementation than three years before.
Total crashes increased from 377 before implementation to 509 after implementation. More specifically, rear-end crashes increased.
The Tallahassee City Commission will vote on Wednesday to approve an agreement
to renovate and lease the historic electric building in Cascades Park.
According to city documents the Commission previously approved funding for the
project and a proposal from Liquor Loft, LLC d/b/a Proof Brewing Company (Proof)
to renovate and lease the facility for a proposed restaurant.
Tallahassee Reports has learned through a public records request that Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson sent out an email soliciting donations from a city lobbyist, city vendors and city employees for a charitable event involving City Commissioner Gil Ziffer.
City Commissioner Gill Ziffer told Tallahassee Reports he was not aware of the email.
Over a six month period from October, 2012 until July, 2013 something special happened in City Hall. Something that a lot of people in this community had been seeking for a number of years. But those people were told they were naysayers and critics. The powers in City Hall told these people "take your three ... READ MORE
The City of Tallahassee staff will formerly ask the City Commissioners to vote
against some of the major recommendations made by the Ethics Advisory Panel
(EAP) on Wednesday during a City Commission workshop.
The Ethics Advisory Panel, made up of nine citizens, including a retired Chief
Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and a former President of...READ MORE
PROGRAMMING NOTE: This will be a major topic tomorrow on The Morning Show with Preston Scott
The City of Tallahassee recently updated the financials for their operations in the fiscal year 2013 and the budgeted numbers for 2014. One of the items updated was the “Schedule of Reserves.” The “Schedule of Reserves” details the City of Tallahassee policies and reserve level requirements for eleven different funds.
Reserves are used to address changes...READ MORE
Now that both the City and the County has adopted a budget for fiscal year 2014, Tallahassee Reports has acquired the most recent budget documents and developed a table comparing spending trends between the two local governments since 2008.
A comparison of the County and City operational spending trends since 2008 are shown in the table.
It is late October and the race for Leon County School Board Seat 1 is drawing a crowd. Two candidates have filed to challenge incumbent, Forest Van Camp. The two challengers are Alva Striplin and Diana Orapollo.
Tallahassee Reports posed three questions to each of the candidates so that voters can make an informed decision when they vote on August 26, 2014. The questions will shed some light on the background of each candidate, information on what they feel they can bring to the School Board, as well as their views on what is expected to be one of the biggest issues in the election, the Common Core State Standards.
The Leon County School Board race for District 1 gained a candidate yesterday
with the candidacy of incumbent Forrest Van Camp, but lost one today. Patrick
Madden told Tallahassee Reports he was dropping out of the race due to Van
He said Van Camp is "clearly the most knowledgeable, experienced and qualified"
person for the position.