Port Orange Family Days

. Starts: 10:00 a.m. Ends: 7 On Sunday, October 5, the Community Expo will start at 11AM and ArtHaus’ Street Painting Festival will end with the judges’ results. Also planned is Laser Tag and a Dance Showcase. Find more information at www.familydays.com.

To: Sonya Laney, Candidate Port Orange City Council

Sonya Laney Candidate Port Orange City Council   You have steadfastly made your ethics  and qualifications  the central theme of your campaign,   and while I remember  a  recent advertising of yours  alleging   “ and that’s all you need to know about Sonya ”  there are a couple of more answers I believe voters need to…

Incompetence or Mis-feasance ?

.Dunlawton Avenue Closure Requires State Investigation Good morning Manager Harden, The millions of taxpayer dollars recently spent on the   Dunlawton Avenue Drainage Improvement / Halifax Canal Reclaimed Water Augmentation Project  are part of the larger compilation of costs that you and I have discussed previously and that I believe you have indicated are in the…

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

It definitely looks like Sonya Laney and Larry McKinney have decided on a course of no action at all on the Q&A section of the Candidates Forum on this blog.  Soooooo…………….it’s up to us as readers and posters to fill in the blanks based on what we know about these candidates and their past behavior. …

Emergency Evacuation Routes

Submitted on 2014/09/25 at 9:38 am | In reply to All Washed Up. . . Dunlawton Ave is a State Highway and has been designated by the State as a primary emergency evacuation route for coastal residents, Ponce Inlet and Daytona Beach Shores. Did anyone at city-hall notify the State about this recent cluster &%@#…

ROUND UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS

The Ruth Street/Dunlawton area of Port Orange has flooded AGAIN!  (And from what I’m hearing from people around town so have many other areas.)  I hope everyone else escaped serious property damage, but our neighborhood was not so lucky.  Houses flooded, cars were submerged and Dunlawton was once again closed to traffic. This occurred despite…

Can Sonya Be Trusrted When It Comes BUDDY ???

The grand Riverwalk promoter,   aka the Mayor’s  BUDDY  is  downright  nasty in his business dealings. Indeed doing business with his operation has been likened to swimming in a shark tank …. With the former as dangerous to your pocket book as the latter is to your health. The attached demand letter is  devoid of any…

Did Greg Kisela Violate Florida’s Open Government Statutes ?

Good afternoon Robin,   As you aware Greg Kisela was a voting member of the Audit and Budget Advisory Board  from May 7th 2013 through  March 4th 2014. As such any communications  including meetings and phone conversations Mr. Kisela  may have had with other Board members outside of the properly noticed public meetings of the…

The “Year of the Woman” and Single Issue Voting

. From: Claudette Ray Sent: Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:13 AM Subject: The “Year of the Woman” and Single Issue Voting  . As a woman who wants to see all women do well on merit, it has been interesting to observe how many female candidates won primaries outright or forced male incumbents into runoffs.  Many of…

ALMO$T LO$T

Fellow Citizens, Please take time to read the attached PDF. Our city barely avoided loosing $92,000 of CDBG funding that our tax dollars have paid to invest back in our community. I ask that you take the time to take notice of this for two reasons. Port Orange cannot afford to let money that should…

Halifax Health to ask for tax rate increase

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Some Volusia County residents will have to pay more in taxes if Halifax Health gets its way. This comes after Halifax health spent a total of $120 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit. Much of that amount was spent on legal fees. Channel 9’s Lori Brown has learned that Halifax Health…

Did the Mayor Poison the Political Climate ?

Submitted on 2014/09/08 at 10:48 pm by Don Juan Matus  . I ran into an acquaintance while shopping today who sought out my opinion about political candidates and was trying to get what he considered an inside tract on the issues and where the candidates stand from someone he considered might have more in depth knowledge than…