Councilmember Licata left office on January 1, 2016.
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Tag: crime prevention

Urban Politics #225: Year End Summary

December 29th, 2006

On a serious note, this year posed some unexpected challenges. After chosen for the two-year position of Council President, I immediately faced hiring an outside investigator to review our department’s management-employee relations. That the Council President – among other duties – is essentially the director of the Legislative Department is not well known. Several employees felt that they had been discriminated against. I took their concerns seriously. The investigation conducted 58 interviews and resulted in files of more than 30,000 pages to review. There was no conclusion that any discrimination occurred yet changes in some management policies are definitely needed. Consequently, as Council President, I have initiated a set of new procedures governing our managers and employees to improve communication, evaluation and opportunities for advancement. In addition, new workshops and trainings will be held with required attendance.