Tag: Rob McGarrah

A.G. GancarskiOctober 4, 2018

In Florida, responding to a hurricane is often the ultimate measure of leadership. On Thursday, Republicans began hitting Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum on the issue, charging him with failure to lead when Hurricane Hermine struck Tallahassee in 2016. This critique is nothing new: Days after Gillum’s surprise win in the August primary, the conservative National Review lowlighted […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 6, 2016

In their clearest explanation yet, Tallahassee city officials said Tuesday they did not “reject” offers of help from outside utilities in the wake of Hurricane Hermine, but rather just didn’t say “yes” to everyone right away. That was because too many workers, rather than being a boon, would have presented a coordination and safety nightmare, […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 6, 2016

Social media continues to swirl about what Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum knew and when he knew it regarding offers of help from outside utilities to get Tallahassee’s juice flowing again. City and outside electric repair crews are still working throughout the capital after Hurricane Hermine. The state reported 17,099 customers in Leon County, including those served by other […]

Peter SchorschSeptember 5, 2016

The mayor of Tallahassee on Sunday said he was “never aware” of a formal offer by Florida Power & Light to aid in the city-owned utility’s effort to restore power to thousands of residents impacted by Hurricane Hermine. Andrew Gillum‘s acknowledgement is a stunning development in a series of back-and-forths between city officials, the governor’s office and […]


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