"mostly lies and innuendos"..."Their accusations are so off based and so wrong, it would take me a long time to sort it out."
Many have asked
- "Did Hayward know?" YES HE DID! He told the black firefighters, black community leaders, city council members (including me) and the Fire Union that things would be different when he was elected.
- "Has Hayward done anything?" YES HE HAS!
- He has continued to pursue the defense of the lawsuit against the City by the Firefighters spending thousands of dollars on his lawyers Allen Norton & Blue to deny the claims of the firefighters, to call them liars, and resorted to years of legal maneuvering to have their case dismissed.
- He has refused to make the changes necessary in the leadership at the PFD, including leaving an interim chief in place for 5 years who is not remotely as qualified as several others within the department, both white and black.
- He has not advertised for a chief in 5 years. At all.
- He has continued to neglect the facilities in which ALL of the firefighters must live including buildings with severe noted mold problems SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE.
- He had his Chief of Staff (Asmar) say that no changes would be made UNLESS the officers drop the lawsuit.
- He had his City Administrator (Castille) say that no changes would be made UNLESS the officers drop the lawsuit.
- No longer takes questions from the press
- Never personally attends meetings that are anything more than PR opportunities.
- Communicates only through press releases and facebook posts.
- Only does what his spinmistress Tamara Fountain tells him to do.