City Parking Prohibition Signs

  In all areas of the country, traffic control signs that do not conform to the requirements of the MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) do not hold any legal weight and are unenforceable.   Moreover, I am sure that the State of Florida like every other state has incorporated the MUTCD  into its state…

City Manager Weekly Summary August 21, 2015

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New Visitors in Town?

Are Tent Caterpillars Moving into Port Orange? The below images were taken yesterday (Thursday) on Spruce Creek Road across the street from the Park    I have not seen these nasty critters in this area since I moved here from the Northeast 20 years ago.  These little suckers can completely defoliate a tree within one or two weeks.…

Budget Disaster Straight Ahead!

Caution!!  Do not try this “two pie charts method” of accounting anywhere in the real world–you’ll get laughed at (at best) or maybe even arrested.  Can you imagine a business owner giving his accountant two pie charts and telling him that they represent his income and expenses for a $37-million operation? Ted has been asking…

The Golf Course Money Pit | Golf Carts $187,000

    .To Mayor & Council Good Day: Whenever the renovation of the Golf Club at Cypress Head nears completion, the GCaCH Debt Clock will probably be in excess of [$3,288,000.00] Now let’s purchase: 1 beverage cart 1 range cart 2 gas carts 72 electric carts Does this EZGO purchase come out of the Parks & Recreation budget?…

Bob Ford is Trying to Slow Down Frivolous Spending by City Staff

. To: Jake Johansson ; David Harden From:  Bob Ford Re:  A nice thank you to the taxpayers from the golf course This email is in response to your memo of August 5th recommending additional expenditures for the golf course utilizing monies not expended on authorized course improvements. You requested Council input. It is my recommendation that…

City Council Agenda Commetary | August 18, 2015

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City Managers Weekly Summary August 14, 2015

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Has a City Public Relations Scheme Gone Bad?

Hypocrisy For the past few years some officials at Port Orange city hall has criticized this blog site for allowing anonymous users to freely post comments and observations.  But does Hypocrisy prevail at our city hall?  This past week the City’s website again posted a copy of an anonymous comment from the city’s “Help Desk files”.   These…

Is There a New Distressed Real Estate Scam in Town?

. To;  Mayor & City Council I am concerned about the number of new real estate buyers who are coming before the city council claiming that they did not know about code enforcement liens on the property before they bought the real estate. This is surely a money scheme scam perpetuated by real estate agents,…

Doesn’t The City Have a Tree Trimming Crew?

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