DELTONA – After the latest onslaught of controversy, Mayor John Masiarczyk called for changes in how the City Commission operates and set aside a special meeting to discuss them.
by The Daytona Beach News-Journal’s Austin Fuller
December 13, 2016
Commissioner Brian Soukup has raised several issues with City Manager Jane Shang and City Attorney Becky Vose in recent months, the most recent focusing on Vose temporarily removing a hard drive from her computer, an action the city’s information-technology manager said “amounts to theft of city property.” Vose sought an opinion from outside legal counsel, and veteran attorney Lonnie Groot said her handling of the hard drive was above board.
Yet Commissioner Christopher Alcantara said he, too, had intended to bring up the matter at Monday’s meeting. But Masiarczyk, who says he has not seen any evidence of wrongdoing, asked the commission Monday to not “get bogged down” in things that could not be resolved that evening.
When resident Kurt Sniffin tried to bring up the hard drive during public comment, Masiarczyk cut him off and said the matter was not being discussed.
The mayor instead proposed a Dec. 29 meeting to set guidelines on how to move the commission forward. [READ MORE]