from our sources deeply embedded at 531 K street:
Local media darling Police Chief Andy Mills special ordered a Crime Reporting System that’s turned out to be a complete disaster…it has resulted in reports completely disappearing from the system.
Mills really wanted it because it was what the big cities were using. Apparently the entire EPD staff hates it, but Andy loves it so they must suffer through. They get lots of help from an outside agency to keep it going (Sunguard we hear) The local IT team is trying to figure it out, but being fresh from the convention, uh, conference in Austin, Texas well, you know.
We understand the IT team is having their new digs being constructed in the Muni complex. Even though they have 3 offices at City Hall where all the servers are. But the IT manager, has convinced the gullible Pam Powell, Department head of IT and City Clerk the move is needed. That awesome, Pam knows about as much of computers as she does Swahili. But in true COE fashion and “ Dave Tyson style” Pam was given an extra title and money a few years before she retires(???) so her pension will be much bigger. Of course there are the rumors she was “extra friendly” the ex Fire Chief and David Tyson to swoop her way to the top. We mean, don’t all City Clerks get there without any college?
Of course the Manager of IT (by default, the old manager quit because he couldn’t handle working with him) still uses City vehicles to pick up his children and go shopping which is totally against City Insurance policy but as usual no one cares until there is an accident.
And now its time for the annual Christmas “blow-out”, uh, Employee recognition party, which somehow gets funded every year with money from taxpayers and prizes from crony, uh business people in the City.
Lastly, the person being groomed to take over City Clerk is Christine Tyson, David’s daughter in law. So Tyson still has his greasy hands on the pulse of City Hall. Our source met her a few times and found her pretty underwhelming. She came over after working for the county at the WIC office so that shows she is so very qualified. Now if she can just give as good of “extra friendly” services as Pam, we’re sure she is a cinch to get it!