by: Diane Benjamin
There once was a mayor named Tari
Who campaigned on promoting transparency
Evidently a myth
Too difficult to deal with
Free speech must no longer exist!
Excerpts from emails sent from Tari to me:
But times change, and so did Tari:
From: Tari Renner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: scott ogelby
It’s hard to believe Diane would post something such as this!
It’s absolutely clear from this irresponsible rant that she clearly doesn’t understand the law regarding executive sessions and maybe can’t be trusted when someone ‘levels with her.’
This does not do Scott Oglesby or anyone any good – except maybe Diane to get attention or whatever her motivation is here.
I’m really not sure what planet Diane is on.
I was mistaken to trust her judgment and take her seriously.
I won’t make that mistake again in the future.
I wonder if Tari would talk that way about a man? A little tinge of sexism there Tari!
This email was in response to this post: https://blnnews.com/2013/11/18/is-mayor-renner-lying-about-scott-oglesby/
Government should not be allowed to treat employees, former employees, and citizens like serfs! The Scott Oglesby case started under former Mayor Steve Stockton. It was a travesty of justice then and nothing has changed since.
Tari, post the arbitrator’s report on the website and let the public see what they ruled. That’s transparency!
I hear the case is going to court in December, I hope Scott wins and the City has to pay all back pay and related expenses.
You could have taken a vote to end the case – in executive session – and then taken a vote to release the minutes. You could have called for a public vote. There is nothing in the executive session regulations that say personnel issues must be discussed in executive session. The public had a right to know which alderman could read a report all but clearing Scott and still vote to not give him his job back. Another lost opportunity for transparency.
Tari, if you want to vilify me for exposing an extreme wrong – go for it.
Where is the transparency ordinance?