Michael Padilla Update
KOAT TV is reporting this morning that Michael Padilla, former head of 911 and $4000 golden boy has resigned effective today. A 10 am news conference is scheduled for the city to address the resignation that came following allegations of sexual harassment.
We told you about Padilla, the accusations against him, and his suspiciously timed $4,000 contribution to Mayor Marty (read it here). Our Eyes on the Inside also told us that one of the accusers, 911 director Pauline Sanchez had been transferred out of the unit (read it here). It should be interesting to hear what city officials have to say about the case. We suspect that there's more to the allegations than $4,000 can pay for.
Meanwhile Over at the Department of Municipal Development... Mark Shepherd Update
Our Eyes on the Inside tell us that former Marty Body Guard and DMD Security Manager Mark Shepherd has been quietly promoted. We told you about Mr. Shepherd and the EEO investigation into allegations regarding his hiring. Among other things, the investigation found that Mr. Shepherd had been untruthful on his application and that there were irregularities in the hiring process (one of Shepherd's references Nick Bakus, served on the hiring committee - read it here).
Despite the findings of the investigation, despite the settlement paid by the city, Mr. Shepherd continued to serve as Security Manager and in fact continued to tell the same stories that had been found by the EEO investigation to be untruthful (read it here). Now the city has actually promoted Mr. Shepherd to Deputy Director of the Department of Municipal Development.
We had been hearing from our Eyes that Shepherd had been acting in an interim capacity and now our Eyes are telling us that the city has been trying to keep this promotion quiet in order to keep it off the web. Seems to have worked... for a while.
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes