Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Spencer v Robinson...Cost per vote

Spencer $ 35.93 per vote not including PAC money

Robinson $ 15.08 per vote

Dang, Julius!  Just take Pensacola to Jackons and put it on your tab.  Its cheaper!

More on the PAC later!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Investigator Interview with Mayor's Assistant

Link to actual interview notes

Highlights:

  • Olson  Women (- ) Men (+)  Control!
  • Eric tries to monopolize her time! Can't do all his work, Mayor has priority
  • Beth (Barr) "Protected" Can do no wrong Given great latitude Comes in late no issues!
  • Mayor's assistant states Olson DID RETALIATE
  • Assistant is asked why Beth Barr is protected "Has something on him, no idea what"
  • She speculates that Barr knows something secret
Facts:
  • Barr hired as temp
  • Made permanent employee with no job posting at higher salary, personal office
  • Olson made aware of threats and did nothing
Draw your own conclusions!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Well...Anyone shocked?

Rick Outzen posted the Olson investigation findings.

https://ricksblog.biz/former-city-administrator-left-mayors-office-in-disarray/

Hayward statement

“Eric has helped lead this Administration – and the city – to new heights. I will miss Eric’s insight, unwavering discipline, and infectious enthusiasm for the hard work of municipal government. I am confident that he has laid a strong foundation that will allow our administration to complete the first mayoral transition under our new form of government,” said Mayor Hayward.

New heights?
Insight?
Discipline?
Enthusiasm?
Strong foundation?

$83,000?

I have read the exhibits and interviews.  I will share the nuggets over the coming days.

Questions:

When the Chiefs filed their EEOC complaints, Olson went on the radio and directly said they were put on leave for making the EEOC complaints.

Why not in this case?

Why were Olson and Barr not put on leave while either the internal or external investigations were conducted?

Why didn't Hayward use Van Sickle again?

Why didn't Hayward use an HR expert last time instead of an attorney?

Why wasn't Sisson the lead on the investigation like with the Chiefs?

Once the internal investigation was completed and had findings, why was an external investigation also done?

How much was this external investigation?

Were disciplinary actions actually taken?








Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Remember Hayward's Statement on Olson and the $83,000 Severance

From: City of Pensacola Public Records Office 
Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 8:58 AM
Subject: Public Records Request :: W002459-080618
To: "jklmn246@gmail.com"

Dear Maren DeWeese: 

Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Pensacola.  Your request was received in this office on 8/6/2018 and assigned this reference number W002459-080618. Please use this number when corresponding with the Public Records office.

The City of Pensacola (“City”) fully embraces the letter and spirit of the Florida Public Records Law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, governing the public’s right to access records held by the City, and the constitutional right of access guaranteed by Article I, s. 24(a), Florida Constitution.  The City of Pensacola Public Records Policy implements the Public Records Law and provides uniformity in providing access and charging fees for inspection and copies of public records.

Pursuant to City of Pensacola Public Records Policy, a service charge for the extensive use of City resources will be imposed if a request to inspect or copy public records takes more than thirty (30) minutes to locate, review and/or redact exempt information, and copy the requested public records. Should the City determine that your request requires extensive use of City resources to fulfill, the City will provide you a written estimate of all fees and costs prior to processing your request.

In complying with the Public Records Law’s requirement that the City acknowledge requests promptly and respond in good faith, public records requests are fulfilled in the order in which they are received.

Record Requested: All internal city reports, recommendations and findings on harassment claims against Eric Olson All external reports, recommendations and findings on harassment claims against Eric Olson Any documentation advising Mayor Hayward of the allegations and the findings of the external or internal investigations

To view status updates regarding your request, please follow this link Sunshine Center, then click on "View My Public Records Requests." Do not use the "sign in" tab located at the very top right side of the page.

For additional information regarding your request, please call (850) 435-1715 or email publicrecords@cityofpensacola.com. You will receive an email when your request has been completed. 

Again, thank you for using the Sunshine Center.

Lysia H. Bowling
City Attorney
Office of the City Attorney

Monday, August 6, 2018

Mayor's Statement on Olson

“Eric has helped lead this Administration – and the city – to new heights. I will miss Eric’s insight, unwavering discipline, and infectious enthusiasm for the hard work of municipal government. I am confident that he has laid a strong foundation that will allow our administration to complete the first mayoral transition under our new form of government,” said Mayor Hayward.

Nothing to see here, Pensacola!  Just move along!

Or so it seems...

Stay tuned.