TKC Told You So: Firing Amid META Build Threatens Brian Platt

Last week our blog community blew this story up . . .


More to the point . . .

Half of the city wants to see the city manager gone but Mayor Q remains quizzically loyal. And once again we're asked to trust the city manager despite ongoing question about his relationship with the media and his colleagues.


And so . . . Today's newspaper blast offers a bit more context into a proposed (but FAILED) resolution aimed at a council no confidence vote in Brian Platt.

Check more deets on the sitch from the newspaper that pretty much follow the same narrative we talked about last week . . .

Former director of civil rights and equal protection is certain of one thing. She believes she was fired from her six-figure City Hall job this month for aggressively trying to hold that project to the same standards as others receiving massive taxpayer incentives.

“I believe I was targeted for doing my job,” Andrea Dorch told The Star.

City Manager Brian Platt denies that’s why he let her go. But her recent firing has set off a furor among those who believe otherwise within the minority business community.

They see an obvious connection between Dorch’s firing and her refusal to give in to what Dorch claims was Platt’s relentless insistence that she back off her efforts to have the Meta project follow normal protocol on minority participation in a project receiving tax breaks.

Read more via links . . .

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