Covering-up the Cover-up ….
Good afternoon Hank and Pat,
What is wrong with the Port Orange city Council that they are permitting Kisela to attempt to cover-up the cover-up of deceit by employing the ex Manager and current ICMA Range Rider Dick Kelton who recommended Kisela to the City of Port Orange in the first place to investigate deception and other wrongdoing on the part of the overpaid, under qualified ex-managers Kisela has installed as the directors of Finance and Utilities.
While such action on the part of Kisela is improper, unethical and likely illegal, I do understand his motivation. He wants to delay and cover up the rank incompetence and deceit of the MIT’s ( Managers in Trouble ) that he hired to likely collect his lifesaver award. I get Kisela only too well.
But what of Council. What is wrong with them? To a man they must know that if you want to get the truth out of anyone in circumstances such as these you put them under oath and record their deposition.
That could be done by suppertime with one call to the Sheriff’s office. But that is not going to happen just like it did not happen with the water billing debacle with the former Manager and his Finance director 2 years ago. Kisela is right up to his armpits in deceiving Council by his own omission and should be removed from this investigation.
To learn this morning that Allen, Dennis, Don, Bob and Drew knew of Kisela’s plan before last evenings Council meeting AND SAID nothing at that meeting is beyond distressing. Their silence last evening was their tacit approval for a Manager right up to his armpits in deceiving the People that Council is supposed to represent to get started on covering up the cover-up.
As many of you know I have collected largely useless bull sh$t answers from Finance and the Manager’s office for years and for the most part that is exactly what those answers have been. BUT THERE was one instance when Finance told the truth and was the day the Comptroller was placed under oath and questioned by Warren Pike’s attorney in his public hearing before the City’s Civil Service Board.
To say the answers given that day were a lot more forthright would be an understatement.
If Council cannot find backbone enough to insist that the Sheriff’s office conduct depositions of these deceitful phonies, let them at least save Kelton the drive down from Jacksonville and have Saunders and Yarboroughs wives conduct the investigations — after all they know them better than Kelton AND the results will be just as believable.