Tuesday, October 7, 2014

SM County Harbor District dysfunction continues

Half Moon Bay Review/Mark Noack, 10/2/14.  "Harbor Commission investigates claims of harassment again."

Another SMC Harbor Commission,
shaggy dog distraction 
"The San Mateo County Harbor Commission hired a second law firm on Wednesday evening to investigate an employee’s harassment complaints against Commissioner Sabrina Brennan.  

....  The Harbor District had already spent as much as $78,000 earlier this year investigating three workplace complaints. Two of those complaints were filed against Brennan by employees; the third was made by Brennan against district General Manager Peter Grenell. ....  In July, Grenell reported that all the cases were closed.  But district Finance Director Debra Galarza’s claim states that her grievances remain unresolved. .... The district was supposed to take remedial action or impose discipline, but no such actions were taken, Galarza said.

 ....  The board approved hiring Margaret Kotzebue, a workplace investigator out of Walnut Creek, for a fee of $195 per hour. No cap on the contract was specified.  Brennan abstained from the vote."  Read article.

Related - San Mateo County Harbor Board.  Shape the Future, "Harbor Commissioners running for re-election."  "4-Year Term, Next Election: Nov. 2014, Elected by all voters in San Mateo County: Mr. Robert Bernardo, and Mr. James Tucker.  ....4-Year Term, Next Election: Nov. 2016, Elected by all voters in San Mateo County:  Ms. Sabrina Brennan, Mr. William Holsinger, Mr. Pietro Parravano."  There may not be a Harbor Commission in by the 2016 election.  

Related article - Fix Pacifica reprint article - The Daily Journal/Michele Durand, 9/9/14." "LAFCO to review Harbor District by year's end:  Response to San Mateo Civil Grand Jury leans toward dissolution."  

Note photograph from The legion of decency blog.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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