Money for nothing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals THE 32-page report that former L.A. Animal Services Chief Guerdon Stuckey produced as part of his $50,000 get-out-of-town settlement did confirm one thing: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was right to fire him. City officials agreed to pay Stuckey for a post-employment report after the short-lived chief was fired and threatened to sue. The purpose of the report was never entirely clear. Dutifully and on time, Stuckey turned in his opus last week. The paper, which took 12 weeks to create, was, as we say in the news business, a rehash that offered no new insight. The money was never really about the report anyhow, but rather a payoff to ensure Stuckey would leave the job quietly. One could also look at it as combat pay for the things the embattled bureaucrat endured for his 11-month tenure at the hands of the outraged animal activists – death threats, a smoke bomb into his home, his wife run out of town. This is one report that will actually benefit the city by being stuck up on a dusty shelf. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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