In a letter addressed to TRWD General Manager Jim Oliver and also sent to other district [...]
Kelleher attached to the letter a printout of e-mails between Basham and Oliver
on May 6.
In his replies, sent from his water district e-mail account, Oliver called Basham a "loser" and said, "Imagine if you were ... bankrupt, with your house foreclosed and pretending to be a meteorologist with no education.
Reached by phone on Wednesday evening, Kelleher declined to go into any further detail about the confrontation with Oliver
Additionally Kelleher asked for numerous documents relating to any real estate transactions between the water district and Oliver
or any entity controlled or owned by him.
Oliver "advised Ms. Kelleher during a meeting later that day that requests for such information are typically addressed to the general manager and reviewed by general counsel for compliance with all laws," the statement said.
"Staff members confirmed that Mr. Oliver
did not raise his
voice during that discussion."
It's quite likely this just added a great deal to their normal workload and as their general manager I can see why Jim Oliver
would inform her
that requests of his
employee's time be directed at him.
certainly could have handled it better, but I think suggesting he
needs "anger management" because she
did not instantly get her
way is hilarious, attention grabbing, and shows she
is every bit as irascible.
No manager should respond to someone who oversees the organization to which they belong in the manner that Mr. Oliver
being a public entity it is required to have complete records of all meetings and if they don't they are in violation of the law and need to be accountable for those and any other violations.
Also if Mr. Oliver
has sold to or purchased land from TRWD
and there are not accurate records of those transactions, then at the very least there is the appearance of inpropriety.