City Managers Email to Council | January 15

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Is Director Neff Violating The Law By Refusing To Be Recorded?

. .Eleventh Circuit (with jurisdiction over Alabama, Florida and Georgia): see Smith v. City of Cumming, 212 F.3d 1332, 1333 (11th Cir. 2000) (“The First Amendment protects the right to gather information about what public officials do on public property, and specifically, a right to record matters of public interest.”). The Right of Private Individuals…

Question: Who’s Afraid of Openness and Transparency?

Answer:  Those Who Have Something to Hide. The grievance hearing in Public Utilities is apparently not going smoothly.  The long-term head of our award-winning water plant wants to have his grievance recorded while the Public Utilities Director refuses to put his words on tape.  While I have always thought a full and comprehensive account of…

Port Orange Employees Newsletter | January 2016

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City Council Agenda for January 19, 2016

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City Manager Weekly Update | Jan 8, 2016

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Grievance Filed Against Director Neff by the Award Winning City Water Plant Manager

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Another Plea to Fix the Water Billing Screw-ups

. From: Peter Gagne [pgagne@cfl.rr.com] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:32 AM To: Stiltner, Scott Subject: Water Billing Issue . Scott, I live in District 4 and would like to inform you of my opinions regarding the water billing error issue that has been in the news lately. I understand that some customers have been…

City Manager’s Memo to Council

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Wayne Clark returns as the City’s Community Development Director

. Wayne Clark returns as the City’s Community Development Director. #portorangepride City Manager Jake Johansson announced this afternoon that Wayne Clark will return to the City as its Community Development Director. Mr. Clark had accepted the position of Development Services Director with the City of Asheville, North Carolina in November 2015. City Manager Johansson said,…

How about we play nice?

Submitted by Sidney Endora  on   January 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm . No, actually the City Manager did not drop a nuclear football. As a past paralegal for a municipality I can clearly state the following: • Some of the boys on the City Council are not allowing Mr. Johansson the chance to acclimate…

How many different water prices does Port Orange need?

  Letters to the Editor Daytona Beach News-Journal How many different water prices does Port Orange need To say the Port Orange Water and Finance departments are confused operations would be an understatement. Just how confused was evident at the Jan 5th council meeting when the Manager and at least one Councilman did not even…

Did the Manager Just Drop the ol’ Nuclear Football?

Maybe Manager Jake Johansson didn’t fully explode at the City Council meeting on Tuesday night but he showed definite signs of a meltdown!  At various times during the meeting he was lectured by Mayor Green, Councilman Ford and Councilman Burnette.  Even the usually mild mannered Councilman Bastian was showing his exasperation.  Ted Noftall, of course,…

State Attorney Reports “No Crime” in Former City Managers Credit Card Investigation

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City of Port Orange Citizens Police Academy Class Enroll

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City Manager’s Weekly Update | Dec. 21, 2015

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