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Tallahassee ethics officer's deadline for city demands passes

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 18:20:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Julie Meadows-Keefe is still waiting to resolve her issues with the City of Tallahassee and Mayor John Dailey.

Her attorney sent the city attorney a letter Sunday with nine demands and a deadline to have those demands met.

The letter that her attorney gave the city said the demands had to be met by Friday. According to Marie Mattox, the attorney for Meadows-Keefe, that issue hasn't been resolved.

Juile Meadows-Keefe is an ethics officer with the Tallahassee Independent Ethics Board. She says Mayor John Dailey publicly humiliated her. Now she's demanding he apologize publicly.

She's also asking the city to make her job search easier and cut a check for $450,000.

Mattox says her client felt like the mayor's personal attacks ruined her credibility and were an attempt to get her to lose her job.

The City of Tallahassee says there's not much that they can do since she's not a city employee.

"The Ethics Board is a separate entity from the City of Tallahassee and we don't govern them. So they have to take that up with the Independent Ethics Board or their attorney," said Cassandra Jackson, Tallahassee City Attorney.

We haven't been able to speak with the Ethics Board's attorney.

Meadows-Keefe announced that she will resign in February, but that letter said if an agreement is reached, she could leave by the end of the year.