Thursday, December 24, 2009

Keep the Chief

I happened to pick up the South Pasadena Review yesterday and saw an article from last week about the City Council of South Pasadena wanting to have Police Chief Dan Watson reapply and compete for his own job. Dan Watson is a good man and a good police chief. In yesterday's issue of the Review, one person who spoke at the last City Council meeting stated that because there appear to be no performance issues with the Chief, it leads one to believe that there are other, self-serving reasons why some on the City Council apparently want to replace him. As many others do, I think this is outrageous.

Why would a City Council replace an experienced Chief with no performance issues, with someone else? Sounds very suspicious to me. What effect will this have on the morale of the South Pasadena Police Department and other city departments?

If you are a South Pasadena resident, please raise your voice in support of the Chief by emailing the city manager and city clerk, spreading the word, and attending the next City Council meeting on January 6. We need to make it clear that this is wrong and that if Chief Watson is removed from his job, those responsible will pay with their City Council seats when they come up for reelection.

8 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Thank you Mr. Earl...

Virginia said...

Oh hell, they always go after the good guys. Ask em why they don't try and throw out all the crooks! I knoew they have em.
V

Mister Earl said...

Maybe they are the crooks... We'll be checking that out in the days ahead.

altadenahiker said...

Glad you're on it. SoPas isn't my city, but I've heard nothing but good things about this police chief.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

And are they going to back up this rotation with huge perks ala Bratton (multiple zero's, a home on the hill)? Isn't that how a top rank rotation system works?

Either the concept of a busy body or a sour grape. Remember Mayor Bradly? eight terms. We loved him

Laurie said...

Mister E, you beat me to this. Excellent post, my friend and I say amen to everything you've written.

I'm going to post about this next week when everyone is back from Christmas. I'll link to this, too.

The whole thing is outrageous and we must get the word out.

Virginia said...

Hey Mister E,
I"m late but want to wish you a great new year!!!
Thanks for your visits and comments. Stop by...we'll leave the light on!
Virg

Mister Earl said...

Virg: I knew I knew you from someplace. Thanks for reminding me - it WAS the Motel 6!