Greg Fischer and his people fired the Metro Parks whistleblower, retaliated against him and swept the drunk driving incident under the rug. They continue to speak poorly of said whistleblower.
The whistleblower, on the other hand, seems to be the only adult in the whole mess. Here’s a comment he left this morning:
Joey Sears // Oct 29, 2012 at 4:04 am
After 1 year. it’s still nice to see folks come to the Villevoice, posting comments, sharing facts about how things really are when it comes to working in the parks dept. as well as other Metro dept’s.
I would have never know about Jake and the Villevoice. if it wasn’t for someone I know who works in the Mayor’s office. (I will never expose who that person is.) but I’m thankful for the information. if it wasn’t for Jake and his staff. this story would have been forgotten. as well as many other stories. such a LMAS. LEMS.
I witnessed Mike Heitz doing something that I knew was unethical. unfortunately I had the bad luck of losing a job I loved. because I reported it.
As far as harboring any hard feeling towards anyone from the Parks dept . that is not my style. I still to this day promote public golf in the city of Louisville. just as I did while I was working in golf.
Does that mean I will ever forget. No I will never forget the things my family and I had to endure.
As far as Mike Heitz. I can only hope that by reporting him for drinking and driving. opened his eyes, to the fact that he. in my opinion and the opinion of many others had a drinking problem. I hope he was able to face his problem and get the help he needed . I hope that after a year he and Mayor Fischer, have looked back on this. admitting that his actions could have resulted in someone losing their life. admitting that I did the right thing. that I didn’t deserve to lose my job.
Whistleblower gets shit-canned, attacked, belittled, hit financially. The Parks Director who repeatedly drove drunk in a city-owned vehicle? Still on the job, not even a slap on the wrist, probably getting a raise of some sort, still treated like he didn’t abuse the trust of the taxpayer.
We’re betting that if Sears had the money to really sue Metro Government as others are currently doing, he’d win or receive a worthy settlement.