BREAKING: More than 1,000 Winter Springs residents call for resignation of Mayor McCann, Commissioners Johnson, Benton and Elliot

An online petition being circulated calling for the resignation of Winter Springs’ Mayor Kevin McCann and Commissioners Matt Benton, Rob Elliot and Ted Johnson, has been signed by more than 1,000 residents. The petition cites nine causes related to recent investigations and audits, and has sustained momentum as the city downplayed the auditors’ findings and moved to drastically increase utility rates (trash and water).

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Auditor: A $10-12 million erosion of public trust

“Finding 3: The City’s use of consent agendas to revise the project list provided to the public in advance of the voter referendum approving the local government infrastructure sales surtax reduced transparency by depriving the opportunity for public information and discussion. In addition, the City did not provide for separate…

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Winter Springs refuses to repay taxpayers after Inspector General finds millions in misappropriated funds

After experiencing critical infrastructure failures to our roads, water system and bridges during Hurricane Ian, county commissioner Jay Zembower requested an audit of the City of Winter Springs’ use of Penny Sales Tax funds. Several failed bridges should have been maintained using these funds. The county’s Inspector General audit found…

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