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City manager finds support from community despite criticism from Tallahassee commissioner

Posted at 5:14 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 17:14:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A show of support was shown for City Manager Reese Goad at the City Commission Ethics Workshop on Monday.

It's a response to a move by Commissioner Jeremy Matlow, who posted his 1.4 out of 5 evaluation of Goad on Twitter.

City Manager Goad says he is focused on serving Tallahassee now more than ever and the show of support at Monday morning's Ethics Workshop has truly encouraged him.

The room was full of community members and city staff. One community member saying the city manager has always been positive, fair and consistent.

Goad says Monday’s response from the community is a reflection of how city officials can work together with the people they serve.

"Today I will tell you I was quite encouraged that there was a strong show of that collaboration and that work that sits between the city employees and our community," said Goad.

Goad says it’s the city’s job to earn the public’s trust and if that doesn't happen, officials cannot be successful.

Commissioners such as Curtis Richardson and Dianne Williams Cox said they also support Reese Goad.

Commissioner Matlow says his position has not changed. At the meeting on Monday, he again called for Goad to resign.