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TNT, Sean Robinson, Tuesday March 13th, 2012


TNT, Sean Robinson, Tuesday March 13th, 2012: County requests Washam step down.  Assessor: Council to discuss resolution today. … Washam’s actions violated that agreement, according to Joan Mell, the Fircrest attorney who represents Williams.  On March 5, Mell sent a letter to McDonald and County Executive Pat McCarthy, demanding that leaders suspend Washam from office and fire Ugas.

TNT, Lewis Kamb, Sunday December 18th, 2011

Government Employment, Civil Service: 

TNT, Lewis Kamb, Sunday December 18th, 2011: Cheney renovation leader files claim over dismissal. Tacoma: He says he was wrongfully blamed, fired. In an interview Friday, Melvin and his attorney, Joan Mell, said the city never informed Melvin he was losing due-process rights or other protections when promoting him to a project manager in August 2010 at a salary of $103,000.  Mell further argues that the city’s inclusion of the project-manager position in an unprotected class “is another example of the city systemically undermining its civil service system by just sprinkling it into an ordinance.”  “So, Mr. Melvin gets to work for years thinking was working in a just-cause position, then the city suddenly fires him without cause or explanation,” she said. “…You can’t just make these decisions in a vacuum.”