Tallahassee Ethics Board Meets for the First Time

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-09 12:42:12-05

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WTXL) -  The Tallahassee Ethics Board is preparing for it's first official meeting on Tuesday. The board has four members and currently is looking to add two more.

The ethics board will manage a citywide ethics hotline, which will monitor allegations of local corruption, fraud, and mismanagement. The board will also coordinate mandatory diversity training of local officials, officers, and employees.

Tuesday's meeting will include orientation, as well as the how to complete the board membership. Jim Cooke, the city treasurer, says "Tomorrow will be the first chance for them to discuss their roles and responsibilities."

The final board will be made up of 6 members. Current members include Cecil Davis, who was appointed by the state's attorney and Lila A. Jaber, a city commission appointee.

Tuesday's meeting is open to the public and there is an agenda set, but city officials say the meeting could go in a number of directions depending on what members would like to discuss.

The ethics board was created in November following an amendment to the city's charter adopted by voters with 67 percent voting yes to the charter, and 33 percent "no."

For more information on tomorrow's agenda - you can head to the master calender page on