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Apr 11, 2012

City Mayor questioned about his father’s employment at CitCo

Darrell Bradley

The recent termination of twenty-two employees of the City Council has also been met with strong criticism from those who believe that cost-cutting measures resulting from the findings of the internal audit should affect the top heavy administration of the council.  When asked if an evaluation of his father, Joe Bradley’s performance as a compliance officer with the council has been conducted, Mayor Bradley said that his files have been reviewed and that he is satisfied with the results of the assessment. 

 

Jules Vasquez, 7 News

“Would you be willing to even review the job of your father, Mister Bradley?”

 

Darrell Bradley

“I would say again what we have done is that we have—when you talk about a review, we have reviewed all the staff at City Hall in the month including Mister Bradley. So I am familiar with what he does, what revenue he brings into the council and the level of performance and service that he delivers to the council itself and I am satisfied. So it is not a situation where I just let go this one yah because I want to let him go. This is not something that I got up one day and said that this is what we want to do. this is something that we had been looking at since March eighth and it just happened last week Friday—not last week, but the week before. But it is something that we have been looking at. and it is something again that I mentioned; when somebody looks at a business or anything kind of operations including a government operation, you look at how best to operate your business so that you are able to deliver the services that you were created to delivered at the least cost. And one of those costs has to be looking at staff. So it should be no surprise that we are looking at staff and we are looking at every single person. The idea we have said is that that is not something that the Mayor does. That is why we are bringing on board Miss Ordonez, why we are bringing on a Chief Internal Auditor so that if I decide that we need to do something, Miss Garvin can come to me and say you know what mayor; that violates this policy; that is a conflict of interest. We have a very competent City Administrator, we have a deputy mayor, we have ten councilors, we have competent staff. This operation is not something that well I look at Joe Bradley and I evaluate Joe Bradley and what he does. We have a HR and Mister Bradley has a HR file. So there are multiple people who look at this and the multiple people who are involved in our assessment. And when we do our assessment, it is not me who makes a unilateral decision. We make decision in consultation and partnership with everybody who is relevant to that decision making.”

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1 Response for “City Mayor questioned about his father’s employment at CitCo”

  1. CEO says:

    All sounds good Mr Mayor but this should never happen!

    As a matter of fact there should be regulations against hiring immediate family members and how to handle situations like the situation you find yourself in after an election: there will be nepotism.

    There are expressed written regulations about this where I work.

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