In reply to There Is No One So Blind As He Who Will Not See.
By: Long Term Port Orange Citizen Taxpayer @ 2016/02/04 at 8:17 pm
Hopefully the city council will be vigilant and shut this back door scam down like they recently shut down the city manager’s attempt to eliminate citizen participation during the council meetings.
Bravo for the mayor and the council shutting that kind of assault on open and transparent governance down. It is amazing that a person that has spent most of his life in the military having such abject disrespect for the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
First it is shutting down the read file, then it is delaying the responding to FOI’s. After that it is facilitating back door meetings with council members and consulting engineers. Then it is establishing the power to piggyback on contracts with unlimited dollar amounts. Next it is attempting to shut down meaningful citizen participation at council meetings in order to silence his critics and any prominent civic minded citizen that exposes the folley of his management team and dynasty building.
All this to set up a back door deal with engineering consultants that could amount to millions while circumventing competitive bidding.
All I can say is I am definitely voting for Ted Noftall as our next mayor because I believe that this will be the only way this shit will be shut down. This is why the city manager attempted to shut down citizen participation because he does not want the public to see how much integrity Mr. Noftall has in exposing this folly.
The city manager also vilifies the blog, which is very revealing because this forum is the voice of our elected officials constituency and is utilized not only by most of the diligently active civil minded citizen stakeholders of this community but also by many of our elected officials.
It is abundantly clear that this new city manager has zero respect for the elected officials, their constituency or the first amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.