Friday, December 30, 2011
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Glosses Over Montross Quid Pro Quo Attempt
The following is from Keith Richardson with the City of Charlotte Corporate Communications Department.
Attached is a memo and statement concerning personnel action related to Tracy Montross and her communication to the Charlotte International Cabinet. The Mayor and the City Manager will not be making any further comments to the media on this matter.
Statement from Mayor Anthony Fox(x):
I want to thank City Manager Curt Walton, outgoing City Attorney Mac McCarley and incoming City Attorney Bob Hagemann for reviewing the facts and issues related to Tracy Montross's email within a week.
When I learned about the highly inappropriate email last week, I was stunned and disappointed. The matter is a serious one, and in the intervening time, I believe it has been treated as such. Specifically, there has been a thorough review of the facts, legal issues and a full range disciplinary measures have been considered. Ultimately, the city manager looked at the facts and determined that disciplinary action is appropriate. I agree with and respect his decision.
While Tracy made a mistake, this experience will cause her to consider her words and actions much more carefully. She is a hard worker and brings energy and focus to everything she does. I look forward to having her back to work.
The complete set of documents is here.
Cedar's Take: Oh come on now. Could it get any better than this? Let's just sweep it under the door mat and refuse to comment further. Yep that's how Mayor Foxx is going to roll. Bonus: go public with your decision on a Friday before New Year's Eve. Perfect! You'll notice not a peep from the local press.