Volusia County

Deltona city manager resigns after accusations of creating ‘toxic atmosphere’

The Deltona City Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to accept City Manager Jane Shang’s resignation.

Previous commission votes to terminate her contract, which happened last year and even last week fell short of forcing her out.

Shang offered to resign after a “no confidence” vote among city leaders.

City officials said the atmosphere Shang created at City Hall led to a large turnover rate by employees.

“We have to move this city forward,” Deltona City Commissioner Anita Bradford said. “At this point, the most critical thing is to remove the toxic atmosphere from staff.”

Shang was investigated by the state for voter fraud last year.

Shang was hired from El Paso, Texas, in 2015 with a base salary of $175,000. According to her contract, she is entitled to all accrued leave and benefits, and 20 weeks of severance pay.

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Commissioners also voted to unanimously move the deputy city manager to interim city manager.

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