Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Claire Fallon Calls For Chief Chief Hannan To Be Fired Again

From The Local Paper Letters To The Editor:

I warned city not to fight Crystal Eschert

In response to “Jury awards fired city worker $1.5 million” (May 12) and related articles:

The writer is an at-large member of the Charlotte City Council.

When I saw the validity of Crystal Eschert’s complaints, I told City Attorney Bob Hagemann that she was a whistleblower. The “old boy network” went into full mode protecting its own. In subsequent discussions, the city attorney told me the city had a solid case and would prevail. This entire journey has been a travesty with poor judgment by the city attorney and the City Council. The council turned its face away from a powerless person in cowardice. I demand that Fire Department Chief Jon Hannan be terminated. He is a embarrassment to the fire department and this city.

Cedar's Take: I have a lot of respect for Claire Fallon she's a rare gem in a room of potted plants that make up Charlotte City Council.

You don't have to look far to judge her character she's forthright and honest, Jon Hannan is the direct opposite and you need to look far to she his character either. Like the on camera ambush a few years ago where a female reporter presented him with a long list of expenses and over time wages authorized personally by him to care for the unofficial antique fire apparatus collection. Hannan doesn't respect women that much is clear. Apparently he doesn't have a lot of respect for the guys on the truck either judging by his lack of commitment to higher wages and benefits. Of course he did find funding for that glass stairway on fire at CFD Headquarters. And that street goes both ways. 


Let's face it, Charlotte City Counicl's ongoing dealings with the chief has about as much integrity as a Filipino dice game. 

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many lawsuits, settlements, terminations, Deputy Chief resignations, Deputy Chief's on tape, grievances, and employees leaving will it take for someone to listen and take action? The way Jon Hannan treated Alison Latos on camera is how he treats anyone and everyone who questions his authority, especially women. He never met a Manager he couldn't manage (City Manager that is). Let's hope Marcus Jones can change that.

Anonymous said...

Hannan isn't going anywhere. City Council is not going to allow a New City Manager to do their job. It's why East Blvd is two lanes now, the train crosses South Blvd twice at Clanton and Airport traffic is a disaster 18 hours of the day, it doesn't effect them personally and he and his little helpers, talk nice to their faces when they are around. If you have ever met the man he will talk trash on anyone given the chance everyone is stupid one on one. Just come to Rotary if you want to see!!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's why Hannan's wife left to find a real man that gives her respect. Unless he was lacking on the end of his fire hoses. He is a real gem and we are all fed up with him. We want new leadership blood for all of us and I speak for many.

Anonymous said...

FIRE HIM ALREADY! and the entire deputy Chief level. We can't fire the guy that retired and left for Matthews. FIRE WILKINSON he just takes up space and surly was apart of the retaliation like the rest.

Anonymous said...

Fire Fire Fire, thats all I hear. Sounds like a 4 alarm is near. Give us water but we want blood to make us cheer cheer cheer.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing in all this is many good people work for the Charlotte Fire Dept. The city of charlotte is ruining the reputation of a good dept. The way they are doing this is by allowing the crap to continue. They have known about the Fire Chief for a very long time. They have also known about all the problems that linger with him and his command staff. Charlotte when will you step up and be brace enough to do the right thing. I give that girl damn credit for standing up to the tyrant Chief. He nor anyone else expected a women to fight back. Because he bullies and walks all over them. Ron Carlee tried to flex his muscle only to cower like all of city council. Well except for Claire Fallon who stood strong and went head to head. She cares about public safety in Charlotte and has for a long time. Will Marcus Jones have the toughness to now stand up and do what Carlee couldn't. Will City Council finally do what's right. It's an election year and so far my vote will be to re-elect Claire Fallon and anyone against the ones left.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Chicken shit way out they just let the old fart retire.

Anonymous said...

yeah she speaks up sometimes but she was also a big rodney monroe booster and a huge kerr putney fan. so while she's one of the only ones to say anything (thanks) on a few occasions, I'd be more positive about her if her accuracy and fairness were much, much higher.

she was correct on Crystal Eschert, so good. What about the other things she knows about and stays silent?

Anonymous said...

So now big bad city of charlotte, let's try and overturn the verdict because you can't except losing. Let's give the poor girl more stress while she is pregnant. Guess you won't be happy until you win and cause the poor girl a miscarriage. You all should be embarrassed cause let me tell you I'm mortified just thinking about it. City of Charlotte you are sick and I'm sick of my tax dollars being wasted. Leave that girl alone and let her get on wtth her life. You lost except it!

Anonymous said...

Agreed anonymous 11:50. The Judge is not going to overturn the Guilty Verdict for Retaliation against the City. They are just trying to get the amount of money lowered. In a time when the city is willing to accept Guilty of 5 of 6 counts and let's get the money lowered and then we will appeal it to a higher court what a joke. The city attorney is telling Council it was a bad attorney that lost the case. Guess it had nothing to do with the testimony of the former city employees that felt compelled to tell the truth on key issues. The city attorney has to be appointed by city council after each election and works at their pleasure, if the average client got the advice Council has received, Non-Discrimination Ordinance, Eschert, Scott, Kerrick and others that citizen would hire another attorney. The citizen only has one choice a new council if council doesn't make a change.

Anonymous said...

the city will use our tax money as long and hard as they can to abuse whomever they can abuse because they have a sick sense of entitlement and likely can't get hired anywhere else. they'll keep doing this probably until they are fired. since it's rare for anyone in a government job to get fired, they'll probably continue operating with vindictive pursuit of anyone who exposes the cesspool of incompetence, corruption and retaliation in the city of charlotte, as eschert did. they have a pattern and practice of burying the truth and burying criminal conduct by the city, but the "good old boy (and girl) network" fallon said exists covers for each other. unfortunately, she is often part of that, too. she needs to open all of her books, not just the eschert book.

Anonymous said...

I thought bullying was illegal? The city sure is acting like a big kid wanting its way.

Anonymous said...

As the World Turns episode the city manager is awfully quiet or is he hunting the rascally rabbit Hannan. Can not believe a week later and not a peep out of the Little Rascals. But yet the news say the city is fighting the case still. Good grief how much more flipping money are we spending on this. Heck people do the math, between investigations, management report and attorney fees. This case has probably cost $1.5 million without paying Eschert. She deserves not only that amount but more because of the retaliation she suffered.

Anonymous said...

@152 If the city attorney is saying it was a bad attorney that lost the case. Didn't he hire the Attorney and didn't he claim this case wouldn't make a court room. Next when it did didn't he claim they would win. Well seems like the city is paying a bad attorney for advice that being Bob himself. Maybe council need a change at fire department and in city attorney office. Great job to Ms Eschert for standing up and not backing down from proving the truth.

Anonymous said...

Wait maybe charlotte can blame the Russians

Anonymous said...

Or maybe Trump, but if you ever dealt with Hannan, Trump is a piece of cake!! Trump said Comey was a nut job after he fired him. How many people in the CMGC have heard Hannan say that exact thing about countless people that left the fire dept. instead of calling him on it they laughed and went along so he wouldn't talk about them, news flash he was talking trash on you too. Watch Trump, it's the same exact thing, except Marcus Jones can't fire Trump.

Anonymous said...

Charlotte does that to anyone they screw over.
It's easier than decency, honesty, integrity, ethics, or legal behavior.
They attack. It's slimy.

Anonymous said...

Hail Hannan

Anonymous said...

I agree. Nixon needed him.

Anonymous said...

Between Hannan,Granger,Key,Gordon we have the four horsemen running wild. But get ready for Fallon (AKA Dusty Rhodes) to take them on in a Barbwire Match. Stay tuned it's gonna be good!

Anonymous said...

I am so discussed with this City. They have wasted so much money that's my tax paying dollars to defend this issue. The issue never should have happened and she never should have been fired. Then to continue fighting it after losing in court why? You screwed up once and could have some what fixed it But you decided not to do so and got screwed in court. Yet again let's fight some more. Quit harassing the poor girl, lick your wounds and move on. Fire the real people that caused this and we can vote the others out that didn't care prior and sure don't care now. Where is the non existent city manager Marcus Jones in all of this? Congratulations to Eschert and her attorney job well done.

Anonymous said...

And is Fallon working on this or not?

Anonymous said...

Well Fallon was in the news and looks like our glorious Chief Hannan is in hot water again. Screwing over women and minorities as usual. Well this fear and intimidation came out 3 years ago and here we are one more time with the same problem.

Anonymous said...

One good thing about Hannan, like a good Soap Opera if you miss a year or two the story line and plot never changes so nothing changes but who he is messing with and blaming. Because everyone knows nothing is ever his fault.

Anonymous said...

Must be a bunch of Union members on here....

Anonymous said...

From a non Union Member I will say this, I was listening to a rant from a Chief supporter today about how great our promotional process was and how it selects the best candidates, I said what about Chief Summers, Crickets!! It ain't just Union Members, I hate Unions but right is right and wrong is wrong.

Anonymous said...

Amen above, union member or not we all deserve fair and equal treatment. The Chief supporters are like a damn cult and drink the Kool Aid. They would suck and blow the Chief. Which by the way he may already permit during the process. The process is rigged to help benefit who he wants. Why would test book be open prior? So the future leaders get the advantage. Where are the tests and answers to see the facts. He hates women and hates minorities. He further hates anyone that's not up his ass and bowing to his non leadership. When will Deputy Chief's learn they are his bitch on a leash. The winds of change I suspect are coming because lots of rumors are flying.

Anonymous said...

The Chief's process is hugely flawed and isn't based on resume or qualification. It is simply a reward system for those who kiss the most ass, sell their souls, jump through the most hoops, and do as much as they can for the CFD at the cost of their families and children. The current Division Chiefs rank is a joke and a filled with a bunch of ass kissing 'yes' men/woman. They were not promoted based on the most qualified. If they promoted based on resume and knowledge, Chief Summers, Chief Wilson, and others SHOULD And deserved to have been promoted. On the other hand, there are several Captains who suck and couldn't find their way out of a paper bag with a flashlight and a map think they are qualified to be a battalion chief. They should have NEVER been promoted to Captain let alone BC. The CFD is losing very quality people because they are tired of the circus. Now people are retiring just as soon as they are eligible.

Anonymous said...

CFD is nothing but ass heavy at the top. They work in that big $18 million dollar Trump Plaza hotel looking place. I like to get my handprints on those brass rails when I stop by. Yet we have fire stations in need of so much. So let's worry about what the Chief wants so his dick can try and grow slightly bigger. While he pisses on all of us that are working for the city. Since the damn headquarters was to cost something like $9 million. Let's double the cost and one can only wonder who was screwed in the ass to cover the other $9 million in over costs. You got it, us firefighters. Then the investigations building that looks like something out of orphan Annie. Well we all know what Chief thinks of them anyway. I'm fed up with the dept and fed up with the city leadership. They let this Chief run them and run the city. When will Marcus Jones grow a pair and do something. Was the $1.5 million dollar lawsuit not enough let alone all the other Chief issues before this. Here we are a few weeks from that court case and now Chief is in the news again HELLO????