I am informing all LA Animal Services employees and volunteers that I am resigning as General Manager effective June 30, 2009.
I plan to take leave for a couple of weeks but will be back in time to help close out the current fiscal year and work with our management team to ensure a smooth transition. While on leave I am naming Kathy Davis as the Acting General Manager.( *Eww*) Your support of Kathy is appreciated. (You mean the bump on the log that hasn't done a lick of work for her salary? Yeah, right..she has our support while they try to force Barth down our throats...Cold...Day....In.....HELL!)
I want to let you know how proud I am of the work we were able to accomplish over the past three and a half years including, but not limited to, development of the most successful municipal pet adoption program in the nation (over 26,000 adoptions annually); successfully opening six new state-of-the-art animal care centers; embarking on the Department’s first Strategic Planning process; updating and standardizing policies and procedures to ensure a well-run Department; and building the finest animal care and control medical and executive teams in the nation. Gratefully, all of this, along with all your hard work and commitment, has successfully contributed to the lowest three years of pet euthanasia rates in the Department’s recorded history; and we have every reason to expect continued improvement.
This was all accomplished while the Department experienced its largest, fastest, and most historic growth in service demand. LA Animal Services is finding its balance in an environment of severe budget cuts, unprecedented demand for expansion of services, and a severe staffing shortage. I am proud to have served as your General Manager during these difficult years. I know I am leaving a Department committed to valuing the integrity of each employee, volunteer and partner all contributing to the professional delivery of excellent customer service, in an atmosphere of open, honest communication, predicated on your trust in and respect for each other.
I wish you all the very best. Thank you for your commitment, dedication and support for the Department's life saving mission.
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Ed...nice exit deal. How much did you screw the taxpayer for in severence or bogus "consulting" contracts?? Did you f8ck them on the pension too?? ---------Your friends at BW