Were Some Public Works Employees Threatened?

Were some Port Orange Public Works employees threatened to be fired if they discussed mold problems at the DPW facility?     If true, the city supervisor(s) that made those threats should be fired.  Or as a minimum re-trained on the mandate’s of the 1st Amendment and Florida whistle-blower statues.   from: Ted Noftall <Ted@tednoftall.com>…

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 &…

There are 31 City of Port Orange Job Vacancies City-wide?

. The current City Managers Weekly Summary reports: “There are 31 vacancies city-wide at various stages in recruitment and hiring cycle ….” But at the time of this posting,  the city’s web site listed only six(6) city-wide job vacancies (see below link)  Does anyone out there have the list of the other 25 vacancies ?  …

LABOR NEGOTIATIONS 2015 – Status July 31 2015

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Proposed 2016 City Budget

. Scroll Windows 2 Page Last Minute Additions—   [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTUWlHV1BlYW9ydEI3TlFnd1lOOVZ0MlJQaXE0/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”Proposed Budget.docx” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_10_word_list.png” width=”100%” height=”900″ style=”embed”]   Proposed Budget Scroll Window   107 Pages—  [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTYkVtS01qd1BxYVE/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”General Fund Preliminary Budgets with Misc Info as of 7-24-15.pdf” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_12_pdf_list.png” width=”100%” height=”550″ style=”embed”] Budget Expanded view—  [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTYkVtS01qd1BxYVE/view?usp=drivesdk” title=”General Fund Preliminary Budgets with Misc Info as of 7-24-15.pdf”…

Rub A Dub Dub | Does Not Sound Good

.   From: Schmidt, Michael F To: Rivera, Cynthia Cc: Harden, David City Council Rosen, Alan Adumuah, Branford Grotke, Eric Mack, Brian Judy Grim Attachment SKMBT_42315061815260.pdf Hi Cindy, as we discussed today, we can support the City with the independent evaluation/review and modeling as referenced in Mr. Harden’s letter (attached). In addition to our active…

Not a Happy Camper

. to: City Managers office Ms. Gutierrez, I would like to request a copy of the communication between Rivera and the recipient to who had questioned him about the date the unauthorized camera was installed. If a memorandum or email exists when Rivera answered dishonestly and lied about the installation please provide me with the…

Is Money Really Divided Up Behind Closed Doors?

Submitted on 2015/06/21 at 10:45 pm I sure hope everyone in Port Orange who does not read this blog or follow city politics on a regular basis can be told how really huge this berm controversy has become for our future. For the first time I can remember the consulting engineers and city insiders have…

QLH Consulting Engineers Summary Letter To SJRWMD Agency | Dunlawton Flooding

. Mr. Harden, The attached letter summaries the discussion with SJRWMD staff regarding potential options and permitting for the berm. Andy Neff Public Utilities Director   Scroll Window   7 Pages  [google-drive-embed url=”https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bznby4cJhHWTQVRyOGh6VjE5RHc/preview?usp=drivesdk” title=”Ltr to Perry Jennings dated 61915.pdf” icon=”https://ssl.gstatic.com/docs/doclist/images/icon_12_pdf_list.png” width=”100%” height=”900″ style=”embed”]

Sign Pollution Selective Enforcement?

To;  David Harden Sir, A few weeks ago i had an approved garage sale. I placed two signs on Herbert street close to the subdivision than the road. My neighbor came over and said code enforcement took them. Last Saturday i witnessed code enforcement take a small open house sign and place it in her…

Nova Road Median Landscape Neglect?

 I took these photos @ 10am Friday May 3, 2015,  While taken the photos I noticed someone in a city pick-up truck taken a cell phone photo of me taken these photos.  Surprise; surprise, by mid day a crew was at that location cutting the weeds.  Why did he or other city management not take a few…

The Latest Story More Delays’ | No Late Night Dunlawton Paving During Easter Holidays

. From: Terry Phillips [mailto:terryphillips@pandspavinginc.com] Sent: Friday, April 03, 2015 7:54 AM To: Coe, Frederick Cc: McGlone, Tim; jd@pandspavinginc.com; ‘Brian Davidson’; Grube, Dwight; Chambers, Steve Subject: SR 421 Dunlawton Ave.   Rick, Due to the heavy traffic on Dunlawton due to Easter weekend. P&S Paving has decided not to pave tonight, Friday (4/3/15), Saturday (4/4/15)…

Dunlawton Ave Traffic

.Click to enlarge to:  Les Orn    logan766@hotmail.com cc:  Harden, David ; CityCouncil  . Hi Les . I feel your frustrations from here. In regards to your observations about the convoluted Dunlawton Ave roadway system in the vicinity of I-95, below find a copy of an email dated November, 2012 sent to Ken Parker a…

Why No Response to His Emails from Any City Officials?

Why Can’t Any Port Orange City Officials (POCO) Answer Any of this Taxpayers Email’s ? ….  . WE ARE FAMILY IN PORT ORANGE! WANNA BET? SAYS HANK – l may be part of an extended family in this city but certainly not part of the elite inside family. Who are? City Administrators, Supporters of Mayor…

Incompetence or Undisciplined ? | You Decide !

.to: Theresa Gutierrez, City Clerks office Hi Theresa I am deeply troubled and perplexed that our IT staff either refuses or is clueless on how to download the Citizen Connection database files into simple readable comma delimited or fixed field ASCII text file. Until the IT department decides to comply or are persuaded to do…

Public Records Request Video

. Fenwick, Robin via bounce.secureserver.net 1:28 PM to City, DeptHeads, David, Matthew, Theresa, Barbara, Karen Good afternoon all, I recently found a website that provided some good videos relating to what we can and cannot do when a public records requests come into the City. Please share this link with your Staff and ask that…