I am reviewing my DVR of the June 3, 2014 Port Orange City Council Meeting.
I am quite disturbed with the statements of Sonia, a CPA who is running to be elected to the city council.
I welcome any corrections of what I think I heard in tonight’s meeting. After a second review of this segment of the meeting which I have on my DVR and which I will reproduce on my web site tomorrow, perhaps I can be more exact in my reporting.
First, Mayor Allen Green once again wants to get to the bottom of this new lack of internal control in the City’s operations, but “does not want to point fingers”. It is no wonder that the city still, after all we have gone through via losing millions of dollars, has problems with internal controls and accountability.
In this new instance involving poor internal controls and lack of accountability, 14 purchases were made within Port Orange operations without the proper authorization.
Sonia posed the proposition that when mistakes happen the mistakes are not brought to the attention of the city’s administration because of “fear”. Fear of losing their jobs, because after all these are people who have mortgages and debts to pay. And so, Sonia lays the fault of inadequate communication to the top administrators at the feet of the city council who I guess she is saying has presented an element of fear towards city workers. Most probably I think she is thinking of Bob Ford whom she is running against in the city’s election to come for city council. Ford wants accountability. Sonia it seems to me confuses internal control and accountability with “harassment”.
Oh Sonia, what a team player you will make for Mayor Green and the now city manager. I propose that Sonia may be good with numbers being a CPA, but for leadership in the management problems we have become aware of within the last 2 years, Sonia does not get my vote.
A video of this segment of the discussion will be made by me, and posted on my web site, either late tonight, or tomorrow morning.
Sonia, you scare the hell out of me. – Sincerely, Hank Springer
Posted www.popdradiolog.com 10:32:12 PM June 03, 2014