the City of Tacoma thinks they have something to crow about they will caw until
the cows come home, ie: see their latest Caw-Caw
when it is pointed out that actions of a city employee are far from stellar the
current administration runs for cover in the nearest restroom and can be found cowering
in the furthest stall.
in point. On January 30th former City of Tacoma Human Rights
Investigator Frank Gavaldon sent the following e-mail to Tacoma Mayor Marilyn
truly appreciated your comments on racial equality made after the MLK
It has come to our attention that an NCS (Neighborhood Customer Service)
employee, Kim (?), routinely speaks in a mock Asian accent when addressing an
Asian employee - that is not funny.
the grandparents of a mixed race, Hispanic/Asian teenager, we believe that
offensive comments and or mimicry directed at any employee is a form of racial
harassment and should not be tolerated.
We strongly recommend that immediate corrective action be taken.
Genal & Frank Gavaldon
date the Gavaldons have not received a reply.
February 3rd Gavaldon sent the following e-mail to City of Tacoma Human Resources
Director Joy St. Germain.
have never received a response or acknowledgment of the attached email (Above
e-mail to Strickland attached).
you can imagine, this is an important concern.
Genal & Frank Gavaldon
date the Gavaldons have not received a reply. Neither has The New Takhoman
received a reply to their inquiries.
the question remains; has or has not the City of Tacoma addressed Gavaldonís
accusations and concerns?
there has been no response currently there is no way to know.
to Gavaldon even if the person being racially harassed states they donít mind,
that it doesnít bother them, the city has not fulfilled their obligation under
city code, state and federal law. Under law the person being harassed is not
given the power of forgiveness Gavaldon said.
if Strickland and St. Germain took no action on Gavaldonís e-mails they both
could be found guilty of City Ethics Code violations as by that city code all
known wrong doing is to be reported.
New Takhoman has filed a Public Document Request of all city documents in
relation to Gavaldonís e-mails.
time to come out of the stall and shed the light on what has or has not
transpired here. Anybody can cut a ribbon Madame Mayor but it takes a real
human being to face the music and dance.
the young woman and unborn child killed in the car accident on River Road. You
might want to consider visiting this GoFundMe page and sending a couple bucks
their way. These people obviously have a hard time just making it from day to
day and don't have the option of taking the money for a funeral out
of their savings account. I don't know these folks, I just saw that they
are asking the community to help them through this. You should be able to click
the link and have it take you to the site. If not past this address
into youur browser and give them five or ten bucks - http://www.gofundme.com/7bdlak