Response from City Manager
Jim: I understand you are an employee of FDOT or another state agency. Is this true? If so, can you give me your supervisor’s name?
My personal feelings about my city and its leaders are expressed through my personal email and has nothing at all to do with my profession. The two are separate entities. Somehow expressing my personal feelings legally through a public email forum is wrong? Ive had issues with utilities in my city and reached out and met road block after roadblock and spoke up. I assume your personal life and your professional life are kept separate as well?
Submitted by; Jim Anderson.
A happy day has arrived for the citizen of Port Orange, of which I am proud to say I have lived in for over 20 years. As you depart for your new position in Destin, I wish you safe travels and the wish that a brand new start might be just what you need.
For some reason Port Orange has become toxic, its leadership, of which you belong, seemingly just finds ways to blame others and doesn’t step up, take responsibility and fix things, it merely kicks the can down the road for others to look at.
I’m sure you and the Mayor have tried to help but I really think it’s time for new leadership at the top. Your departure helps set that tone and I’m also hopeful that we elect someone as Mayor who has fresh ideas and also doesn’t spend the majority of time in the public media’s eye simply laying blame on others.
You and I have had our differences, starting from the Utility Department mishandling of my water situation, I sought you help and received as usual the “talk around” the problem whithout any attempt to look into it. However, that is past news as you know.
My wish for you is for a safe trip to Destin, enjoy settling in there and hopefully your leadership style fits better in that city that it has here.
PS: Be careful on the way out of Port Orange, I’d hate for the city gates to close too quickly and hit your buttocks on the way out.