The initial due diligence should have been to do a thorough background investigation of the city manager and determine whether he was fit as their selection. The first question is did they know he was fired from his last job as Walton County manager? Were they aware that he was nearly voted out as Destin city manager a number of times and was called out for alleged improprieties in cemetery plot sales? Did they know his background in Destin as being and organizational streamliner (Axman) and having success in expediting development projects (AKA Riverwalk)? Were they aware of all the lawsuits paid out in Fort Lauderdale and other organizations attributed to him and championed by Elgin Jones, which resulted in liability to the city, a reprimand to Kisela, and ultimately a timely retreat by Kisela in an expeditious career change? These same things are ready to happen in the City of Port Orange. All of these things and so much more were known by city employees and citizen activists when he was being considered for employment through due diligence that they performed almost instantly. Did the City Council perform the same due diligence and if yes do they care about these disclosures? Is the City Council aware that our current city manager only has a bachelors degree in management which he did not receive until his middle years? Do you feel he has shown himself to be a seasoned consummate professional?
Did the City Council perform their due diligence on Wayne Saunders or did they abdicate their responsibility indolently and simply allow mayor Allen Green and city manager Greg Kisela to assemble an FCCMA MIT dream team to do his and the mayor’s bidding without fiduciary questioning? Did the City Council check into the fact that Wayne Saunders was fired from his previous job as city manager of Clermont and had a history of problems with law enforcement officers entrusted to protect the public? Did the City Council realize that Wayne Saunders was not an accountant and did not have a finance degree in spite of the fact that the serious problems in the city’s finance department required a consummate professional with finance expertise? Did the City Council perform the due diligence to realize that Wayne Saunders was another FCCMA retread that Greg Kisela hired and was most recently rewarded with the FCCMA Lifesaver award for hiring one of the organizations brotherhood that was shit canned from their last six figure assignment? City employees and citizen activists performed this due diligence immediately and wondered if the City Council took the time to do this and if so did they allow Saunders to be hired without exerting their power against the mayor and his rodent CEO?
With all of the problems in Public Utilities did the City Council perform due diligence in the hiring of the current Public Utilities Director? Did the City Council realize that he was forced to resign his position as Public Utilities Director in Palm Bay for a plethora of offences against his subordinates which has pending litigation and is so egregious that their is a commitment by employee advocates to see that he never works in public management in the State of Florida again? Do you realize that prior to this he managed a city in Florida that was no larger than Oak Hill? Do you realize that there is evidence that he left as city manager on less than favorable terms with possible mismanagement? Does the City Council realize that he was another FCCMA manager in transition that Kisela hired and was rewarded with the Lifesaver award from FCCMA for so doing? Do they know that he constantly updates his resume and profile and takes credit for things he has nothing to do with leading to questioning the validity of everything on his carefully crafted resume? Does the City Council know that the city does not even have an employment application from him and has no evidence of ever performing a background investigation? Is the City Council aware that a similar investigation is in the process of being performed on the Utilities Director here in Port Orange for similar offences that were investigated and verified to be fact in Palm Bay and that the our city manager has done everything in his power to keep the investigation from happening including an attempted whitewash? Are you aware of the possibility of damage control through bribing, intimidation, coercion, and misinformation in order to kill the investigation? Does the City Council Know that political activists and employees of the City of Port Orange have performed their due diligence and have been fully aware of this and that is why Ted Nofftall asks the question repeatedly at Council Meetings “IsTheir Any Word From The City Manager On His Inquiry From Vince Champion”.
Mr. Noftall asks this question to try to figure out whether the City Council is in on the mayor and city manager’s cover up or is it that they just have not performed the due diligence that the political activists and the city employees have performed all along. Mr. Noftall is trying to understand whether the city manager is keeping the council in the dark and lying to them about the impending implosion of the organization. The City Council has the power and the fiduciary responsibility for their constituency that they represent and that have voted them into office. The city employees, the committee members, and the political activists have performed the due diligence for the City Council. Now the City Council needs to perform this due diligence themselves to verify everything they have been placed on notice for is true. Then the City Council needs to take responsibility for the citizens and clean this mess up. You know what to do and this is not about politics this is about fiduciary responsibility!