Friday, May 30, 2014

Cities, County Must Protect Whistleblowers

Our Anastasia Mosquito Control District of St. Johns County adopted a whistleblower protection policy after the helicopter purchase debacle.
St. Augustine Beach has refused to adopt a whistleblower protection policy.
Concerns about whistleblowers have fallen on uncaring ears in the City of St. Augustine and St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.
With the County Administrator's illegal firing of Amphitheater Manager Ryan Detra and with the City's pathetic "settlement" with Planning and Zoning Director Mark Knight, it appears that every single government employee needs Ombuds and an Inspector General to protect them from misguided local officials who want to silence free speech.
To be continued......

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