It is no wonder that the News Review did not publish the full content of HADCO’s Executive Director’s resignation letter. But in the spirit of transparency, here it is for everyone to see.
It is most likely the News Review, or any media, would not want to risk the possible libel and defamation claim that might follow by printing or even quoting such clearly outrageous claims she has made not only about HADCO Commissioner Jamie Sanchez, but yours truly “her family”. So other media might have a concern about publishing it but our citizens news blog does not. No matter how crazy some of the stuff I talk about is, I am not going to be suing myself. Now if Commissioner Sanchez sues me for printing the libelous and defamatory letter about her, I won’t invite her to Christmas dinner.
Since my initial read of this brought the “sue” to mind, I have gained some perspective. After I looked at it for a while now, I realize that Ms. Newman is a sad pathetic human being who needs help. I hope she gets it. In all honesty as a person to another person, get some help and stay away from public service.
This may sound a bit sarcastic, and it is a little, but in all honesty some people are able to handle the heat of the public kitchen and some are not. Not everything in politics is nice, and what has been going on here is politics. Simply, a small group of people in our community saw something that was not right with our local public housing authority and got together to do something about it. Local grassroots politics at its finest. Obviously something Ms. Newman is not cut out for.
If you want to be a public official, you need to be able to deal with all of us in the public. You do not get to pick and chose who you have to be accountable to, or decide not to be accountable at all, which is what Ms. Newman tried.
Her wild accusations demonstrate questionable mental stability and I hope that if she was abused by her former husband, as she seems to be saying, then it might explain the erratic inappropriate behavior that she demonstrated numerous times, particularly with those who challenged what she did. Yet even those claims seem to be a bit too self-serving given our history with her. Since I am not aware of any documentation that it is a fact either, her claims seem to coming from someone who might be going over the edge, but sorry the only one who put her there is Dolly Newman.
Even an objective observer can see that the only one who was an embarrassment to HADCO was Ms. Newman (oh, no that is not true, there are at least three HADCO Commissioners & at least another employee or two). Well you know what I mean. I watched her do exactly what she claims Commissioner Sanchez does, “intimidate disabled residents.” Let us not forget there are three housing disability discrimination claims because of Ms. Newman’s actions. A review of the record will show, Commissioner Sanchez has tried address disability rights issues with Ms. Newman blocking it all the way. Maybe in her mental state, Ms. Newman forgets the HADCO Board meetings are recorded.
By now the HADCO Board of Commissioners has received enough documentation about Ms. Newman’s conduct with residents and employees to know that she was a big part of the problem, which the majority ignored. So the problem here is having someone in such a position that is either so unstable or immature to write such a letter in the first place.
Speaking of “embarrassing and appalling.” We all should remember that HADCO Commissioner Spens hired this woman in the first place. If is not gone soon, he will be there to hire the next ED and he is likely to pick the worst candidate just to spite us. Hard to believe?
Although he is not alone, he has two equally unqualified folks who might join in repeating this horrible mistake that has and could still cost us countless tax dollars, unless of course, they are gone by the time the decision is made.