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From: Mel Glenn [mailto:MelGlen@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 9:33 AM
Subject: Councilwoman owes Encinitas an apology
Councilwoman owes Encinitas an apology - and $15,249
There is an intense and personal quality to small-town politics that often
prompts petty behavior. But in Encinitas, such pettiness morphed into
something much more
pathetic attempt to smear two council members.
Last December, Councilwoman Teresa Barth was irate when Councilman Jerome
Stocks didn't nominate her for vice mayor and then criticized Barth to
reporters. Instead of returning fire, however, Barth accused Stocks and
Mayor Dan Dalager of "verbal harassment"
in a formal complaint.
This required a formal city response. A report prepared by a Los Angeles
attorney with the help of a private investigator was released Wednesday at
the Encinitas City Council meeting.
It cleared Stocks and Dalager and pointed out that for an elected public
official, facing a "lack of civility ... in the workplace" is not a "legally
Of course it isn't. Barth owes Encinitas taxpayers $15,249, the cost of the
investigation she made necessary. She should abjectly apologize to taxpayers
and to Stocks and Dalager, then pay for the probe.
Workplace harassment is a serious issue. To use such allegations to punish
political foes is outrageous.
But Barth not only won't repay taxpayers or apologize, she still thinks
she's the victim - and she's criticizing city officials for undertaking the
What bilge. If officials didn't launch an investigation, they risked
allegations that they
covered up a formal harassment complaint against the mayor and a councilman.
The list of people Barth should apologize to keeps growing.