[Eaton brought up Gillum accepting roughly $80,000 into his city retirement, funded by a commission-approved deferred-compensation policy. It was a retirement benefit the City Commission voted to give itself in 2005. Several former and current commissioners got between $80,000 and $105,000 in their retirement accounts before the commission later voted to end the practice.
“There can be no talk of ethics if you don’t give that money back to the people,” Eaton said to Gillum. “Yes, you’re going to take a tax hit, but you did wrong.”
Gillum said he had checked to see if the money could be returned.
“And I was told it could not,” he said.
All four candidates agreed that elected officials should be subject to more detailed financial disclosure forms.] — Excerpt From The Tallahassee Democrat
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