Greg Fischer’s upper-level employees are working like mad to silence the drama at Louisville Metro Animal Services.
Several LMAS employees have come forward to say that they were directed by Allison Woosley and Sadiqa Reynolds to utilize the chain of command if they have concerns. And, of course, to stop talking to the press. (All right for bad damage control.)
Why? Because they say they’re not going to be able to find another job for Wayne Zelinsky if any additional dirt hits the media. They made it clear that while they don’t want to maintain Zelinsky in a management capacity, they want him to remain on staff at LMAS.
Fischer’s people want LMAS employees to go directly to Zelinsky – of all people – to make any concerns they’ve got known. The very guy the complaints are about. Because that will obviously improve the situation.
How’s that for change you can believe in? That’s on top of the “review committees” Fischer has pieced together that consist of friends of both Meloche and Zelinsky. And on top of Zelinsky threatening staff members during a meeting yesterday to discuss the photos leaked to FOX 41 – meaning he’s a terrific leader.
I’ve got a pro-tip for those folks: You’re turning into something that’s worse than Gilles Meloche and Jerry Abramson. This mess isn’t going away. Things like THIS and THIS are going to continue hitting the media until something positive happens.
It’s time for the Christie Browns of the world to step up to the plate and tell Greg Fischer to get off his bureaucratic butt to resolve this embarrassing matter. It’s not a simple disagreement among warring factions. It’s nearly all LMAS employees coming forward on a regular basis – in tears – unable to function because of the way that branch of Metro Government is handled. These are people who – gasp – want to do their jobs (or they wouldn’t be in that excrement hole).
It’s also time for Metro Council President Jim King to step in. And anyone else on Council who gives two flips out this city. Tina? Dan? Kelly?
It is my opinion that both Wayne Zelinsky and Jackie Gulbe need to be fired immediately. Then any of the staffers who are problematic? Fire them, as well. It won’t be tough to weed them out.
This is a simple department of a mid-sized metro government. Why can’t we fix this? Jesus H. There’s no time like the present.