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Leslie Porter
City Manager/Finance Officer

Leslie Head Shot

The City Charter directs that the administrative role in the budgetary process falls to the City Manager as chief administrative officer. In conjunction with the Finance Officer, the City Manager ensures that the budget calendar is accomplished and budget information is accurate, complete and presented in a common and understandable format. He issues guidelines regarding cost limitations, evaluates departmental requests as they relate to policy guidelines, and balances expenditure requests with available revenues.
The City Manager also oversees the two divisions of Safety Services:

1.) Fire Prevention/Inspection Services including site inspections of commercial businesses, review of construction plans, and compliance to Fire and Life Safety codes applicable to the Business Community.

2.) Code Enforcement Services provides education and compliance enforcement of the ordinances and laws to both residential and commercial communities with the City limits

The Finance department has various responsibilities that are prescribed by the City Charter and various ordinances.

Angelia "Angie " Guy, City Clerk, CMC

The City Clerk is appointed by the City Commission and is responsible for administering the legislative affairs of the City. As a charter position the Clerk serves the Mayor, City Commission and all administrative departments. The Clerks acts as a historian for the community and performs all "public" services. The Clerk's office handles the  issuance of Business Tax Receipts and matters related to the Dade City Cemetery and all Public Records Requests.
Joe DeBono
Public Works Director

The City Engineer is the Public Utilities/ Water & Sewer Administrator and oversees the operation and the maintenance of the Dade City wastewater treatment plant as well as seven public drinking water supply wells and two ground storage facilities. The City Engineer and plant personnel are charged with the large responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public and by providing the highest quality of potable water at the most economical cost. The City Engineer also provides engineering support to all departments. The Public Works Director provides supervision and guidance of City personnel under the Public Works Department; manages operations of streets, parks, cemetery, City garage, public buildings and sanitation within the City; issues work orders for the upkeep of public building maintenance; answers citizen complaints; provides technical assistance to the City Manager in developing and researching varied projects for the improvement of the facilities and services available to the citizens.

James Walters
Police Chief

The Police Chief is charged with the responsibility to ensure that his department provide timely and professional emergency assistance, uphold public safety, and protect life and property and to serve all residents, visitors and business owners in a fair and prudent manner.

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Thomas Thanas, Interim City Attorney

The City Attorney, along with the Labor Attorney and any other special counsel, provide legal advice to the City Commission and the administrative staff of the City. This includes reviewing contracts, preparing ordinances and representing the City in certain litigation.

Melanie Romagnoli
Interim Senior Planner

The City Planning Department provides planning and zoning functions, including maintenance of the City's comprehensive plan, and administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This department also provides technical and/or clerical support to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, the Redevelopment Advisory Committee, and the Community Redevelopment Agency.

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