As only reported on the Eye, TJ Wilham, Darren Whites protégé, was bounced out of the Mayor’s Office. According to a media release the Eye received it was a “requested reassignment.” The media release claims that, “Public Safety Director Darren White honored that request and assigned him to serve as a special projects coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management.” (The message that the Eye received is at the bottom of this post.)
Here we go again, hasn’t Berry and Darren White been banging their hands on pulpit telling us tax payers how the City is in financial despair? Didn’t the Berry Administration cut pay to the cops and firefighters claiming that they didn’t have the money to pay them?
How is it that Public Safety Director, Darren White, found a none-existent position (Special Projects Coordinator) under his former Undersheriff pal, Sal Baragiola, and the money to fund it? The shenanigans’ in this Administration continue. Can anyone tell the public what a Special Project Coordinator does? What are the qualifications for this job? Why wasn’t this job posted or circulated on the City’s website?
It appears that Darren White introduced the Berry Administration to Cronyism and apparently this administration favors this process. This does not pass the smell test. What the Eye is saying is; something stinks.
Mayor Berry, could you please enlighten the taxpaying voters who placed you in office?
To think that Berry actually pulled his head out was obviously giving him way too much credit. The Marty Chavez Administration is proving to be ten times the leadership that we have seen so far from the Berry Administration.
Please note the following changes in City of Albuquerque communications staff.
The Administration has spent several weeks realigning communications staff to ensure we have employees in positions that will provide the greatest benefit to the City, the taxpayers, and the media.
This week TJ Wilham requested to be reassigned to a different position for personal reasons. Public Safety Director Darren White honored that request and assigned him to serve as a special projects coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management.
Erin Thompson will assist me with the daily handling of media inquiries for all city departments. Until further notice, Erin and I will handle all the duties that TJ previously performed.
Erin Thompson’s Contact Information:
(505) (Edited) mobile
(505) 768-3000 office
In the event I am unreachable, you can always call Erin.
Please continue to utilize Sgt. Trish Hoffman and the designated APD PIOs to answer your questions for police matters.
Melissa Romero continues to remain available to take media calls for AFD.
Any questions about these changes should be directed to me only.
Thank you and please make these updates in your contacts immediately.
Director of Communications
Office of Mayor Richard J. Berry
City of Albuquerque
(505) (Edited) c
(505) 768-3000 o
Quote of the Day
Does this sound familiar? 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