I was going through some ORR emails last night out of boredom and came across an exchange that sparked a lot of whispering at city hall. I had heard something like this existed, but wasn’t sure it was what it was purported to be. Well, it was all that and more.
You’ll have to suspend your belief that “appalling” exchanges between city council members and city staff are filled with f-bombs and “tu madres” etc et al. It’s a little tamer than that at city hall. However, the exchange is pretty nasty and extremely unprofessional even without the name calling. It apparently drew a not-so-private reprimand from the mayor to Rep. Limon.
I was going to lay it all out for you before I linked to the email, but those of you who hate Joyce Wilson aren’t going to change your mind even if you are given solid reasoning and hard facts to do so. That’s the key to being stupid – you can’t be talked out of it.
Read the bottom email first and then the top.
Here are the problems/thoughts I have here:
1. Limon claims that she is Fermin Acosta’s supervisor. Not true. All of the support staff answers to the city manager. That’s how the whole thing has always been setup. Everybody knows this. Well, Limon doesn’t and that’s why she’s under the impression she can pay Fermin $100,000 plus a year to tell constituents that Mayor Leeser is to blame for their problems.
2. Limon is using city resources for non-city business. Having her staff demand that the city supply an impromptu protest with audio visual equipment and beverages is out of line. There’s a very clear process for how these things work. Often a city council member will provide money for the logistics out of their discretionary fund.
Crowding 100 people outside the front door of an occupied building requires some organization and security. At the least you’re going to inconvenience people who have business inside the building. In a worst case scenario you’re blocking a primary exit in case of a fire or other emergency. Promising a group of people the run of city hall requires some planning. No single city council member has the power to start unilaterally granting access to the building for large groups.
3. If you provide audio visual equipment and beverages to one private group to protest at city hall, you have to provide it for all groups.
4. Obviously Fermin Acosta is starting a lot of shit at city hall. He seems to be the root of a lot of problems and it’s now costing taxpayer money to keep up with all of it. I did some digging around and I hear that Wilson only got involved after Acosta started bullying the PIO and others. One staffer used the word “terrorizing” to describe how Acosta went about demanding the outlay of city resources.
Remember, Limon has already demanded that the city pay Enrique Moreno to represent Fermin Acosta in a wage dispute. A dispute where Limon is demanding that Acosta be paid three times as much as any other person doing his job for the city. And let’s not also forget that Limon refuses to meet with certain council members without her attorney (Enrique Moreno) present.
5. Copying the mayor and others on this email was highly unprofessional. Blind copying in whoever Juliet Lozano is was a direct breach of professional ethics. This would get you fired in corporate America.
Check out the original email here and remember that ORR's don't hide Bccs. Download Wilson limon 2
6. I thought Wilson handled this better than 99 percent of us would have. Given that everything Limon claimed was a lie, I would have taken a much different tone. Oh, and I would have fired Acosta before a reply was ever sent back.
7. I think it’s odd that Limon thinks she can personally hand out city resources to anyone without much warning or without any real reason. She really thinks she was crowned instead of elected, huh…
8. Couple this hostile email with Holguin’s outright lies about the city manager and the Shawver park debacle and you can see where the problem really is when it comes to decorum at the city. It ain’t Wilson!