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Palo Alto Weekly

News - June 8, 2007

Utilities supervisor demotion reignites department troubles

Circumstances of demotion unclear

by Becky Trout

Union leaders are decrying the city of Palo Alto's plans to demote Michael Haynes -- a former Utilities Department supervisor previously reprimanded for involvement in the wide-ranging scandal of 2004 -- into a newly created position without following the city's strict recruitment process.

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Staff Writer Becky Trout can be e-mailed at btrout@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by Dolly, a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2007 at 11:45 am

When is this whole Utilities scandal going to be over? And why has he just been demoted? Is it beacause the ones that were fired were rehired?


Posted by Tim, a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm

I have a idea. Make the Utilities Supervisor the new $181,000 Environmental- Green Coordintor for the city! I'm sure this would be a pay raise and maybe the lawsuit would go away.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:33 am

PG&E, save us from ourselves!