Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rumors Mash Up... Downtown Edition

Roy Carroll is buying City View Apartments...

Robbie Perkins is trying to build a Nordstrom on Wendover Ave and is asking for some city love...

Cindy Hayworth does not believe the Civil rights museum should receive anymore city funding...I wonder if she feels the same way about DGI's funding?

Nancy Hoffman 's tenant to receive preferential treatment from DGI and the city in establishing Parklet Pilot program...

RLF Communications negotiating to move into Nancy Hoffmann's building at the corner of Lewis and Elm...they may have heard it comes with certain advantages....

Sunday, February 8, 2015

From unethical to criminal?... DGI does it better!

So many lies, so little time!

So now what for the notorious chairman of deception himself Mr Gary Brame? Now what for his illustrious executive cohort?

In anticipation of further DGI initiated deception, I have been reading up the topic of "padding one' s resume"

 Here are some excerpts:

"...Even if you get hired based on the false information, your new employer can fire you at any time based solely on your misrepresentation of any fact that relates to your ability to perform your job. For instance, you can be fired for:
  • Not reporting a record of prior felony convictions, if asked 
  • Claiming fraudulent completion of a college degree or specialized training 
  • Not being truthful about being dismissed in a previous job for honesty-related problems, such as stealing or falsifying records"

What Can an Employee Who has been Fired for Lying Do?

As long as the termination was not used as an excuse for firing an employee discriminatorily and didn't breach an employment contract where oral or written assurances of job security were made, employees who misrepresent themselves on applications generally can't retaliate by filing a lawsuit for wrongful termination or discrimination."

Now, should DGI' s executive committee be allowed to spend our tax dollars to pay severance to someone who misrepresented himself. 
Yes weekly reported how concerned DGi s leadership is with "fiduciary duty", and yet the rumors are that Jason Cannon will be receiving a generous, undeserved and sizeable severance package. 

I care bcause it is our hard earned tax dollars they are misusing... I care because this is not proper stewartship...what s next? $180,000 streetscape plan?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Equality, Unity, Humanity

I was fortunate to attend the International Civil Rights Center and Museum Gala last night.

The experience was humbling and the audience beautiful... The speeches were moving, and, at times, upsetting! The stories were brutal but the narrative peaceful.

" Love each other" was a common theme, as was "treat each other with respect and dignity"... words with increased resonnance as they came from individuals that were once brutalized, demonized, segregated and dehumanized.

Recent national events and local divisive rhetoric reinforce the fact, that, while we can now drink from the same water fountains, we have yet to achieve equality and unity...We also have a lot more loving and respect to give.

The individuals accounts and stories of the honorees painted personal moments of our common history not told in textbooks and further demonstrate the need for the Museum and its reason for being.
A witness and a stage for our racial inheritance, the museum preserves legacy, celebrates unity, equality humanity!