Humboldt County Supervisor-elect Virginia Bass says Eureka City Manager Dave Tyson should stay with the city rather than retire because “no one [has] more institutional knowledge.”
But Virginia’s fondness for know-how gained by years of service is a new thing. She attacked the institutional knowledge of outgoing Supervisor Bonnie Neely during the election season while touting her own ignorance about key issues facing the county such as the General Plan Update.
During the October 4th debate between Bass and Neely, Bass repeatedly used a tasteless quip that Neely was “intimately involved” with the GPU, while she herself apparently never even made it to first base.
Tyson’s “intimate involvements” at City Hall don’t appear to bother Bass or the new City Council, even if they cost taxpayers money. The City of Eureka is on the hook for half of a $200,000 lawsuit settlement based on his failure to stop harassment of a city employee in the workplace. Tyson allegedly felt thwarted in his attempts to get intimately involved with the victim, thereby allowing the petty and damaging behavior of the harassers to continue.
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