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Porter not fired for testifying, Benest says

Original post made on Oct 25, 2007

In an Oct. 4 letter, City Manager Frank Benest affirmed that former meter reader Brandon Porter was not fired for testifying in a harassment inquiry.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 25, 2007, 12:47 PM

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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Gee, Go figure. There are several reason why you have heard from me also. I too feel that I was wronged. I think wronged is a little bit of a under statement.
If we are all public employees maybe we can tell are stories to the public. Find out what the public thinks about what is going on.
Maybe the public can judge if treatment is fair for all?
Now what about the other court case with the women who was having the pay and classification issue with the City?

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Posted by M. Wilde
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 25, 2007 at 4:42 pm

Let's just call a spade a spade. Here is another prime example of how corrupt people can be. Fortunate for me I know all the aspects in this case because I am aware of all the key players.I am surprised that with all the given information, sworn affidavits and witness testimony coupled with the sympathetic outpouring from Palo Alto residences that this could not be resolved in a more amicable way. My heart goes out to this guy because he actually had worked at Andronico's Market for 10 years when a employee from the City of Palo Alto came and told Brandon about the position. While working TEMP for the City he also continued working for Andronico's Market for 3 YEARS. I don't get it? Why wouldn't you FIRE someone earlier if there was issues? But with in days of testifying in a harrassment case he is terminated? It just doesn't fit. Shame on you Frank Benest. You made a bad call in judgement.

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Posted by Victoria Gates
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 4:50 pm

What rock are you living under Frank Benest when you are quoted as saying "The circumstances of this case do not indicate retaliation." Have you read the Sept. 12 article? I understand you support local issues, well this is as close to home as one could get.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 26, 2007 at 8:21 am

Really, could Frank have written otherwise without admitting a legal liability for him and the city? Let a court determine this question.

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Posted by Not_Surprised
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm

I'm rooting for Brandon. If the majority of Palo Alto citizens realized that the utility leadership conducted themselves so unethically covering eachother, Brandon would be back at work.

Frank Benest's insult that Brandon wasn't fired for his testimony against a utility manager is beneath the intelligence of the average citizen.

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