Whoops !

.I think Ted warned the City Council on numerous occasions about these type of problems in the Finance Department.  They never did get back to him, so now the Mayor must answer to the State of Florida.  You can’t make this stuff up. Unbelievable.    Scroll Window  3 Pages   [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTZHRKZjU1eGR1SWs/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”Port Orange, City of.pdf”…

No Answer Is The Wrong Answer

Good afternoon  Manager, The e-mail below was sent to you with the good faith expectation that you would provide    detailed information as to considerations involved to submit and have a  ”  major plans revision ”  approved by the SJRWMD  for the  Dunlawton Avenue Drainage Improvements project should Council elect to not have the berm installed…

Should Port Orange Residents Be Treated Like Children?

. Sorry Folks, as of January 29 we have been cut off from accessing the daily Port Orange Police incident reports previously posted on this site. Perhaps someone decided that our local residents were not mature enough to see this type of data. I will get back to you when I find out who &…

City Manager Update | January 29, 2016

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There Is No One So Blind As He Who Will Not See

. In reply to There Is No One So Blind As He Who Will Not See. By:   Long Term Port Orange Citizen Taxpayer    @ 2016/02/04 at 8:17 pm   Hopefully the city council will be vigilant and shut this back door scam down like they recently shut down the city manager’s attempt to eliminate…

Council directs attorney to look into current public records requests

.DeBary settles two public records lawsuits Council directs attorney to look into current public records requests By Austin Fuller austin.fuller@news-jrnl.com Published: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:07 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:10 a.m.   DEBARY – The city plans to settle two lawsuits involving public records, but the issue remains contentious…

Neglected Palms On Dunlawton Ave.

. About a year ago there was three 30+ foot mature palms at the corner of Dunlawton & Taylor Branch Rd.  This cluster of tall palm trees presented a pleasant view to our City’s visitor’s as they exited from I-95 onto Dunlawton at this location.  Today there is only one live palm left of that…

Weekly Manager’s Summary

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City Managers Weekly Letter to Council

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Rubio Sells Out The Folks, And Gets In Bed With AT&T

.. Presidential candidate Marco Rubio was among a handful of fellow legislators that scolded the FCC for a February attempt to improve broadband competition. As we’ve noted for years, incumbent ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have literally bought and written roughly 20 state laws that hinder or outright prohibit towns and cities…

City Manager’s Weekly Summary

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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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