- Today is the 50th day of the administrative leave.
- The investigation should wrap up in a week or two
- Wilkins doesn't know a lot of the details himself
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Wilkins In the Dark On Fire Chiefs; Admits Breakdown of City Communications in Tornado
Assistant City Administrator Keith Wilkins was on AM 1620 today with Andrew McKay and discussed the Fire Chief situation. Wilkins noted:
Wilkins did note a "breakdown in communication" within the City regarding the tornado response and the Mayor and Olson's complete lack of knowledge as to what was happening.
This is the first time that anyone from the Ashton J. Hayward administration has EVER admitted that the City made mistakes and gooned a situation up! Better be glad Keith that the Mayor is in Miami and Olson is on vacay also. They don't like admitting failure. Olson may call your boss...oh, that's him!
Also, Wilkins attempted to describe the operations at the EOC. His statement that had the Mayor been at the EOC or not is "just optics rather than functional"
Wilkins stated the Mayor is NOT IN CHARGE in when it comes to situations that require qualified individuals.
That fact alone that in critical situations Hayward is really not in charge, is really not the Strong Mayor and "is just optics" deferring all powers to a County employee makes me feel better actually.