Your body language and your near instantaneous second of Burnette’s motion last evening betrayed the fact that you were in on the fix.
If that is not the case please explain that near instantaneous second to a speech Burnette clearly did not write and was struggling with,
OR OTHERWISE explain how you came to be in on that fix ?
AND WHETHER we have any sunshine or contaminated silo conversations that we need to be concerned about here Dennis ??
Kennedy, Dennis DennisK@port-orange.org via bounce.secureserver.net
to City, Margaret, Shannon, Ted
I doubt that you will believe anything that I say here but I was completely unaware that Don was going to make that speech last night. I must say that I do agree with a great deal of what was said and want to hear further discussion on the situation hence my second. I do take the sunshine amendment seriously and do not discuss agenda items or potential items with other members of the council.
We are all aware that we have had several unfortunate incidents in Port Orange over the last couple of years and I believe that the way that you have handled yourself when dealing with those incidents has at times added additional stress to already difficult situations. This has created a hostile work environment for some and I believe cost the city of Port Orange some good people. I have to agree with Don that you have over stepped the limits of an appointed official on more than one occasion. I assure you that I, as an elected official, would not choose to take it upon myself to single out department heads or employees to point out possible mistakes and call for their immediate resignation or termination. We have found ourselves dealing with the aftermath of your over zealous blame assigning rather than dealing with the issue and responding to resignations instead of pursuing corrections. I will assure you that I have had several discussions with citizens asking why we let you specifically, continue to disrupt the council.
I find this all very unfortunate because I truly believe that you have an excellent grasp of many of the budget issues that the city faces and your expertise could be a benefit to the city as we move forward but instead the way that you choose to present yourself and your opinions just creates more issues.
to Dennis, Shannon
Thank you Dennis,
After listening to you for all these years I believe it possible that if you tried really hard you could find a third side to a coin.
That is not meant as a compliment, AND if I could encourage you do one thing in the waning days of your stint on Council it would be to clearly state your position on something anything and stick by that position without equivocation.