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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
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    Planner behaving badly

    Key West planning chief suspended for 10 days

    admittedly "bad decision" by allegedly throwing rocks at a marked police car,
    That it was.
    admitted to drinking wine with his dinner. His wife volunteered that he had also taken a painkiller for back pain
    not a good combination.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    not a good combination.
    I only slept for a day and a half when I did that. I think.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Dude was PD AND ran a consulting form out of the same town?????????

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    I guess since he's essentially a temporary employee, he can get away with that. Funny how some interim directors essentially stay on a permanent basis. In this guy's case he's got a pretty sweet gig though. $125k plus whatever he gets for his consulting work.

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    So much for trying out a new Traffic Calming technique - idea was good but the implementation not so much
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    Did you hear the one about the zoning hearing examiner running a private law practice out of his City office (on top of his $105k salaried position)? How about the one where his assistant did the same thing (up to 20 hours a week in the City office where she was supposed to be a full-time employee)? Or the Housing Authority Director who...well, you get the picture. All have either been fired, suspended or resigned. Its been an interesting month.

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    There's a planning tech here who runs a city council operation out of her office. She works for the county but serves on city council in the city. The building we work in is actually in her district.

    That situation has always struck me as odd but apparently she's been doing it for 15-20 years.

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    I've had some acquantances interview for positions in Key West, after the interviews and seeing what was going on they all withdrew.

    But yeah- throwing rocks at a police car is not usually a good idea.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I've had some acquantances interview for positions in Key West, after the interviews and seeing what was going on they all withdrew.
    They must get some interesting candidates for positions down there. For every applicant all gung-ho about preserving Key West's one-of-a-kind architectural vernacular, there's probably another person hoping to just party and suck booze.

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    DFS CITY COUNCIL FIRES CITY PLANNER FOR REFUSING TO TAKE RANDOM DRUG TEST

    The DeFuniak Springs City Council voted unanimously to terminate City Planner Greg Scoville on the grounds that he refused to take a drug test.
    Scoville was one of several city employees chosen at random to participate in a drug test last week, but only he declined to take the test.
    http://defuniakherald.com/?p=5671
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    They're going to get sued and lose.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    They're going to get sued and lose.
    Depends, unless it was a contingency of employment that random drug testing is required, with consequences.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Depends, unless it was a contingency of employment that random drug testing is required, with consequences.
    Well, even though it sounds like that isn't the case here, I think once the Florida court ruled it was unconstitutional, it ended the employers right to enforce that contingency. If they weren't as dumb as a bag of hammers, they would have waited a few weeks and fired him for no reason at all. Florida is a right to work state, so they need no cause, but by creating a cause, they've probably hurt themselves.
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    Well, even though it sounds like that isn't the case here, I think once the Florida court ruled it was unconstitutional, it ended the employers right to enforce that contingency. If they weren't as dumb as a bag of hammers, they would have waited a few weeks and fired him for no reason at all. Florida is a right to work state, so they need no cause, but by creating a cause, they've probably hurt themselves.
    I don't disagree, I didn't dig into the labor laws of the state this case is from (couldn't even tell you it was FL).
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff View post
    If they weren't as dumb as a bag of hammers, they would have waited a few weeks and fired him for no reason at all. .
    Down here, they are "dumb as a fence post", not hammers, so just remember that for future reference. And, as in many rural areas (not just the south), you have county commissioners, and lawyers, with no big-city smarts, who have no clue about the law.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Down here, they are "dumb as a fence post", not hammers, so just remember that for future reference. And, as in many rural areas (not just the south), you have county commissioners, and lawyers, with no big-city smarts, who have no clue about the law.
    I said hammers, and I meant hammers. It wasn't because they were "down there" in the south, or in a rural area, it's because of what they did. Trust me... big city doesn't make you smart, either. There is plenty of evidence of that... DeFuniak Springs doesn't sound like a big place, but I didn't look up the population because it's irrelevant. To have five people vote unanimously after the employee reads case law from your own district, you aren't very bright. That City Manager should have consulted with their labor attorney and given an opinion at the meeting, and if that didn't happen, they should have tabled it.

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