Victory by Playing Small Ball

Being somewhat of a cynic, I've been wondering if there wasn't a directed, unstated recommendation expected from the Voulsia County Beachside Redevelopment Commission.  At first I thought it might be a rubber stamping of the boardwalk expansion.  But at the January 8, 2018 meeting I think we may have gotten our answer, Two Daytona.  That's…

Math Matters

On January 7, 2018, The News Journal had an articleabout the wonderful employment numbers for B.Braun’s new development.  The article said that B.Braun pledged to create 175 new jobs that paid an average wage of at least $41,936 per year.  These pledged jobs were part of an incentive package that gave B.Braun $8.2M from the…

Rubber Stamp: George Anderson’s Parking Lot

All too often, our city commission is asleep at the switch, rubber stamping whatever staff recommends, with virtually no questions asked.  This inattention is only visible if you watch the meetings. It isn’t reported in the News Journal but the commission's inattentive rubber-stamping shapes our city just as much as the big news-worthy stories they…