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More From LEO On Zelinsky’s Resignation

February 9th, 2011 by jake · 5 Comments

Check out this week’s LEO Weekly for more details on the resignation of Wayne Zelinsky, the now-former director of Louisville Metro Animal Services:

Fischer confirmed the extra-governmental business, Derby City VIP, was the topic of a conversation he had with Zelinsky that led to the outgoing director’s resignation less than 24 hours after news of it first appeared on The Ville Voice blog.

“We advised Wayne … that we were aware of a website that he had up and running, and we discussed that with him, and he came in this morning and resigned,” Fischer said on Feb. 2. “The point is that he is running an operation outside of what his normal, day-to-day operation is. We just brought it to his attention, and we told him we need to discuss it with him, and he decided to resign.”

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“The most important thing is to help these animals and keep the public safe,” she says. “To me, it was asinine to just cut (us) off like that” after speaking publicly about the agency’s mismanagement, which she feels should have been the cause for Zelinsky’s resignation, as opposed to “a little T&A”

“All of these other things — mismanagement, employee intimidation, killing animals — that Zelinsky did don’t matter,” Reid says. “But a website testing our moral fiber? It’d be funny if it weren’t so sad.”

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Funny how that works, isn’t it? No one takes action until there’s a little adult business egg on their faces.

Tags: Bad Behavior · Criticism · Greg Fischer · LEO · Metro Government

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 raidkeithhall'strailer // Feb 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    So basically, if Pimp Z would have been smarter about concealing his side business he would still in charge. I went to Metro’s your tax dollars at work page and looked at LMAS organizational structure and balance sheets. The bluebrint for them to fail is all right there. The structure, the lack of funds, and all around plan for LMAS is shit. Add the two turds that led the place over last couple of years and it’s a big pile of shit. If LMAS goal is to be a no kill shelter in the future then Council and Mayor I-didn’t-invent-the-ice machine needs to start over with a solid plan for success. Fischy of you have such a great record of building successful companies then you should be able to put the right people together, give LMAS adequate funding and staffing and chance to succeed. It has no chance right now. I couldn’t believe the budgets of other agencies compared LMAS. Failed leadership combined with failed strategy equals another Louisville failure. Fischy, here is your chance to wipe the slate clean and start over with LMAS.

  • 2 raidkeithhall'strailer // Feb 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    So basically, if Pimp Z would have been smarter about concealing his side business he would still in charge. I went to Metro’s your tax dollars at work page and looked at LMAS organizational structure and balance sheets. The bluebrint for them to fail is all right there. The structure, the lack of funds, and all around plan for LMAS is shit. Add the two turds that led the place over last couple of years and it’s a big pile of shit. If LMAS goal is to be a no kill shelter in the future then Council and Mayor I-didn’t-invent-the-ice machine needs to start over with a solid plan for success. Fischy of you have such a great record of building successful companies then you should be able to put the right people together, give LMAS adequate funding and staffing and chance to succeed. It has no chance right now. I couldn’t believe the budgets of other agencies compared LMAS. Failed leadership combined with failed strategy equals another Louisville failure. Fischy, here is your chance to wipe the slate clean and start over with LMAS and make it successful and save lives of many pets. Council is still silent so we know they aren’t going to do a damn thing. Cowards

  • 3 jake // Feb 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    You’ll like my story tomorrow.

  • 4 TallGuy // Feb 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    At least your server works; The CJ’s has been Error 403 whatever for 20 minutes.

  • 5 jake // Feb 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    That’s only because I spend enough in a year on web service to buy a dang car.

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