WTF ! | You Have Got To Be Kidding Me ! | $600 per Hour?

. Re: No Bid Consutant Service Contract Just Awarded by City Council . Submitted on 2015/10/24 at 5:35 pm by In The Know  | In reply to onlooker2. . It is once a month for 18 months times four hours or 72 hours of training for about a dozen reluctant participants that work for Public Utilities, an…

Two-county, Four-bridge Effort Draws Hundreds to Show Support for the Military

  . IMAGES: PORT ORANGE MARCH TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS     http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/       View More Photos from Bridge Walk here   courtesy of Mike Gardner [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=0Bznby4cJhHWTYmJEUVdzaXY3N0k&usp=drivesdk” title=”Bridge walk photos” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_shared_collection_list_1.png” newwindow=”yes” style=”normal”]     [google-drive-embed url=”https://docs.google.com/folderview?id=1F2cNSLC-CO3YfjoDgfLt8YJcMvq8adrKHjfrQygW84w&usp=drivesdk” title=”Google Drive Photos” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_11_shared_collection_list_1.png” newwindow=”yes” style=”normal”] .   .   .

Putting the Band Back Together–Return to the Good Old Days

The last City Council meeting was scary for anyone concerned about open and transparent government in Port Orange–scary not for what was said but for what was not said. Among the items brought before Council for their approval were two studies for the Public Utilities Department that totaled close to $1 million!  They were listed…

Port Orange Police Seeking Assistance

Port Orange Police Department PORT ORANGE POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEKING ASSISTANCE The Port Orange Police Department is currently looking for the public’s assistance in locating the below subject. John Joseph Nelson, AKA John Taylor, has an open felony Volusia County warrant for Violation of Pretrial Release for Domestic Battery by Strangulation. The warrant is a nationwide…

Oops Again? or Maybe The Old Shell Game Scam | You Decide

Did City Staff Fool The City Council Again?   Dear Manager Johansson, At last night’s Council meeting I raised a couple questions regarding the “leadership training” item that were left unanswered after the 5-0 vote to approve the item.  I did not raise the questions in a frivolous manner nor do I consider them a…

Council Meeting Agenda for 10/20/2015 | In-line Format

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Where are the Welcome to City of Port Orange signs ?

Mr Johansson In 2013  Newton White wrote the below email to a previous city manager about the lack of  Gateway “Welcome to”  signs in Port Orange.   We understand city staff may have been working on a gateway sign project continuously since that email was sent.  Hows that going? We know government moves slowly, you decide if this project is moving extra slowly.…

“I would urge you to set this matter straight today”

. Good evening  Manager Johansson. At the 53:15 minute mark of the January 18 2011  Port Orange Council meeting  Council  crafted policy regarding posting the Managers e-mail on the City website.   That policy was continued from 2011 until shortly after you were hired when you discontinued same. Whether you were aware or not aware of…

City Manager’s Update for 10/9/2015

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What’s the Answer?

.   Hank, What is the answer to your 1st question ??? Ted . . —–Original Message—– From: Johansson, Michael [mailto:mjohansson@port-orange.org] Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2015 7:50 AM To: ‘Henry Springer’; Rivera, Cynthia Cc: Dianne Gardner; Kim McNew; Mark Schaefer; Mike Gardner; Newton White; Pat Nelan; Ted Noftall Subject: RE: Is the City Read file…

EDITORIAL 1: TRANSPARENCY IN PORT ORANGE

. EDITORIAL 1: TRANSPARENCY IN PORT ORANGE October 14, 2015 Port Orange City Council city of port orange, daytona beach shores, secretive meetings, transparency, water billing error Abstract Suzanne J. Piotrowski Rutgers University-Newark, New Jersey Gregg G. Van Ryzin The City University of New York The proper balance between governmental secrecy and open government is at the forefront of contemporary public…

Manager Johansson Veteran’s Day Biography

  .       Michael “Jake” Johansson has held the position as the City Manager of Port Orange, FL since August 2015. As the Chief Executive Officer of the city he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the city, preparation and execution of the city budget, and working with city council to ensure the…

It’s About Time !

It’s About Time Signal Timings ! To Many People, Not Enough Roadway [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTWEtLa1lQWFRaeTQ/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”DunlawtonSignals.pdf” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_12_pdf_list.png” width=”100%” height=”700″ style=”embed”]