City Manager’s Weekly Update

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Who is digging up the the Dunlawton Ave. Medians?

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Court Upholds FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

An appeals court rejected a challenge to the FCC’s open Internet order, handing the agency a major victory. The third time’s the charm for the FCC’s net neutrality rules.   An appeals court today rejected a challenge to the agency’s open Internet order, finding that the commission was within its right to reclassify broadband as…

FDA Slaps Whole Foods With a Warning Over Its Disgusting Kitchen

Ria Misra Yesterday 3:26pm Filed to: food science The results of a FDA inspection into a Whole Foods prep kitchen—which mixes up those ready-to-eat meals and snacks perfect for an impulse buy—have been revealed. Prepare to be nauseated. The agency released a copy of the warning letter it sent to Whole Foods about the sorry…

Crybaby’s (updated)

Cable Companies Tell FCC More Competition Will ‘Harm Consumers’ Friday Jun 10 2016 10:30 EDT A coalition of small cable companies are complaining that a minor FCC condition attached to the Charter merger means there’s a small chance they may just have to compete. As part of the FCC’s merger conditions the agency states that…

Port Orange says: Goodbye Brighthouse | Hello! Spectrum Cable

.Goodbye    [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fISI38flJ1dY6il7dQvUzJnyw0bBtleQMqhCUuKXWRc/preview” title=”brightHouse.docx” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_document_list.png” width=”100%” height=”900″ style=”embed”]   Spectrum Cable packages     Hello (Known for a lot of double talk on prices)   Packages Cable TV Internet Phone Support Business Charter has merged with Time Warner Cable and Bright House. MOST HD Channels FASTEST Internet BEST Phone FIND BEST OFFERS ? TV +…

Did Director Neff Quit Before He Got Fired?

Published in the:   Daytona News Journal By Casmira Harrison casmira.harrison@news-jrnl.com Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 3:27 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, May 20, 2016 at 7:32 p.m. Port Orange utility director quits after 1 year   PORT ORANGE — Almost as soon as City Manager Jake Johansson got caught up on key staffers with the…

Like Father Like Son

For more years than we can remember, Mayor Allen Green has used his political connections and taxpayer dollars to give sweetheart deals to his developer and contractor buddies.  Chief buddy among all the other buddies has been Riverwalk developer Buddy Lacour.  Every time Lacour brings another pretty picture before City Council they throw money and…

Millions of Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo Email Account Data Hacked

Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach By Joseph Keller Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm EDT 116 Comments Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3…

FCC To Approve Charter Merger, Conditions Ban Caps For 7 Years

Thur, 26 April 2016 This has become a bit of a broken record over the last six months, but the FCC appears very close to approving Charter Communications’ $79 billion (debt included) acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Sources tell Bloomberg that FCC boss Tom Wheeler is circulating an order to approve…

In honor of Dave and Jen fundraiser

On behalf of the Fouts family, Steinmann family, and the Port Orange Police Department, we are in dire need of your help in honor of two of our beloved family members, Dave “Hulk” Fouts and his beautiful wife, Jennifer “Jen” Steinmann-Fouts. On April 24, 2016 Dave and Jen were involved in a tragic motorcycle accident.…

Port Orange Citizen’s Opinion

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City Manager’s Weekly Update

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Kisela Resigns Hours Before He Would Have Been Fired

Former Port Orange City Manager Greg Kisela resigns his position with the City of Destin just hours before he was to be fired.   BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Destin City Manager Greg Kisela has turned in his resignation effective June 15, 2016.       By Savannah Vasquez Posted Apr 14, 2016 at 5:35…

Is Another Taxpayer Swindle being Cooked Up Behind Closed Doors?

  Good morning  Mayor Green,   On several occasions during Tuesday’s  Council meeting you offered to answer any questions submitted to you. I will take you up on that offer and ask the following questions regarding the Master Development Agreement for Riverwalk Marina and Riverboat  entered into between the City of Port Orange and   Riverwalk…

Masci Corporation in Trouble Again

Masci Corp is in trouble in Port Orange again, or perhaps I should say, still.  City Manager Jake Johansson has sent a Notice of Intent to Debar to Leonel Masci, President of Masci Corporation, informing Mr Masci of his preliminary determination that cause for debarment has been found.  Mr Johansson’s action seems to follow from…

“It’s Not Rocket Science”

Back in 2014, then-Councilman Dennis Kennedy used those words to describe the sorry state of grass mowing by the City of Port Orange and the frustrating inability of Public Works to get a private contractor hired for the job.  The Public Works director at the time, Mary Anderson, presented the following data to Council showing…