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  • Travion Chamberlain
    commented 2019-11-19 20:51:56 -0800
    I have a solution for all the homeless and dementia people in Wilmington Ca because its geting worst and clearly overlooked.
  • Edward Sosa
    commented 2019-11-18 15:32:19 -0800
    Dear Supervisor Hahn,

    I would like your help in investigating why I was terminated from a volunteer assignment with the Registrar Recorder’s Office.

    From January thru October of 2019, I worked as a volunteer Deputy Commissioner for Civil Marriages at the office in Norwalk. In a conversation with Supervisor Toye Myers sometime in September, I indicated that I was nearing a year of volunteer service and asked if I would receive an annual review , guidance or direction in the disposition of my duties. I was told that I was doing fine and that there were no problems and “you’re doing a great job, unless you hear from me, keep doing what you’re doing”.

    On October 21, 2019, I was notified via a telephone call from Julia Melendez, Assistant Divisional Manager, that she was “rescinding your (my) appointment as a Deputy Commissioner of Civil Ceremonies”.

    When I asked why I was being terminated, she stated that it was within her perview to rescind my appointment. I explained I was not questioning her authority, but wanted to know what rule I had violated, or the policy or procedure that caused her to take such action. She said she had the authority to do so. I took great pains to explain I was not questioning her authority but was only seeking information regarding the reason for my dismissal. She continued to repeat her position so I asked if there was someone else who could provide me with the reason. After some discussion she agreed to accept a phone call on November 6, 2019 whereas she would provide the name and number of someone who could answer my question. On that date I was referred to Ms. Cardellas in Human Resources. Like Ms Melendez she repeated that they have the right to exercise this authority. I explained that the action was odd as I was given a clean bill of duty by Ms. Myers. I pointed out that the most recent issue of the LACERA Newsletter had just run the notice asking for volunteers to the Deputy Commission Level. So I asked why. She repeated her position regarding authority.
    I took a deep breath and explained I did not question the authority exercised by the Register Recorder – I just wanted to know why I was terminated. I still have no answer.

    In November 26, 2010, I retired as a Director after 38 years with the Los Angeles Country Probation Department. I understand authority and procedure, but I believe I’m entitled to an explanation. I also believe that without a reason I am prohibited from taking corrective action or personal growth. I am not looking to challenge or reinstatement.
    Can you help me? I would appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Sincerely,

    Edward M Sosa
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