—– Original Message —–
From: Stacy Tebo
To: ‘Joe E. Griffin’
Subject: RE: policy
I can’t make judgements regarding things outside my realm of involvement and duties. I can address questions about things that were passed or considered by Council during their meetings. I can only provide you with what exists in the Town’s records, and I do not find a resolution authorizing harassment. To my knowledge there have been no outside discussions that might have been violations of the Sunshine Law. I am always mindful of this law and remind Council members often.
I am working very hard to do the job I was hired to do. If you want me to succeed, then please try to let me work. I realize that you have a long history with the Town, and there are people that you dislike. I am not here to make friends or take sides. I am here to work, and there is plenty of work that needs to be done. I defer all legal questions to the attorneys retained by the Town or the Town’s insurer (FMIT). I do not have a law degree; my degrees are in public administration and political science. Therefore, I will follow the legal advice provided to the Town. I will not do anything that jeopardizes the Town’s interests. I hope that you understand what I am saying and why I follow the advice of the attorneys. Not following their advice would be doing a disservice to the Town.
You’ve had a lot of good ideas. It would be great if I had enough time to properly research all the good ideas that are thrown my way. Unfortunately, this is a very small staff, and we have a lot of things to improve in our operation.
Town of White Springs