ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST TEBO

Florida Statute 112,313 (6) says:

(6) MISUSE OF PUBLIC POSITION.—No public officer, employee of an agency, or local government attorney shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit, or exemption for himself, herself, or others. This section shall not be construed to conflict with s. 104.31.

Ms. Stacy Tebo, Town Manager of the Town of White Springs has violated the above statute by allowing one Andrew Greene to Drive a Fire Department vehicle to his residence and on Trips out of Town. This “favor” has not been granted to any other town employee. Further this largeness of a tax payer asset does not benefit the town in any appreciable way. Mr. Green lives approximately 20 miles from the town and couldn’t get back into town in time to affect the fighting of any fire. Further the town is paying for the depreciation and fuel and other consumables to provide this special privilege to Mr. Greene. During the time Mr. Greene has had exclusive use of this public asset he routinely uses the fire truck for his town job of water and waste water supervisor. Many times he has failed to take the truck to fires or has shown up for fires 45 minutes to an hour late without his fire-fighting equipment and clothing. He once showed up to a fire, sans PPS equipment in flip flops and shorts.

Ms. Tebo is aware of this special privilege and has actually allowed Mr.; Greene by direct verbal instruction to “use the truck as he sees fit.” When Mr. Greene has the truck either at his home or at his wife’s home in Tampa or on his job at the sewer or water plant it is not available for its purpose which is to assist in the control and putting out of fires.

She has granted to Mr. Green a special benefit which no other town employee gets and has put the safety of the public at risk by this granting.

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