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Dana Anderson

  • South Portland City Council openly reviews policy, manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday held a spirited and public discussion about the city manager's job performance and, to some extent, the city's personnel policy. Councilors generally described the city's personnel policy as a flawed document, and City Manager Jim Gaile...

  • South Portland official placed on paid leave

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of the city's largest municipal department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an independent review of his department. City Manager Jim Gailey said he decided on Friday to place Dana Anderson on paid leave until further notice. 

  • Conflict of interest delays review of South Portland official; residents urge oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a closed-door review of Dana Anderson, the director of the largest municipal department, but not before several residents raised questions about  the way Anderson's department is managed. The postponement came after the...

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...

  • South Portland official settles embezzlement case, claims no impact on city job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dana Anderson, the director of the city's largest municipal department, has settled a lawsuit that accused him of embezzling more than $37,500 from a local nonprofit association of basketball officials. While unrelated to his city job, some aspects of the case –... 1

  • 'People have lost confidence in their government'

    Residents amp up pressure on City Council to review layoffs SOUTH PORTLAND — About 40 protesters braved wind and driving rain Monday night to show their support for five city workers who were laid off last month and to demand answers from city officials. P...

  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...