There has been information trickling into me about this matter over the past few weeks, but mostly I have more questions then answers, so I thought I would throw this one out there and see if anything sticks.

What we do know is that Shawn Tornow was terminated as an assistant city attorney by the Huether administration. But what is unclear is if that termination is final. Tornow was considered a civil service employee. Unlike a political appointee such as former city clerk, Debra Owen, when a civil service employee is terminated they are allowed to have a hearing if they so choose to dispute the termination . . . and this is where the questions begin.

• Is Tornow using ‘procedural artifices’ to delay his civil service board hearings?

• What would he gain by delaying this hearing?

• Could he still be receiving a salary and accrued seniority since his termination is not final?

• Could he be purposely delaying the hearing to continue to receive this pay?

• Does anyone know the status of his hearing and if he is still on the payroll?

Concerned citizens want to know – ASAP!

(not an actual video of Tornow)


4 Thoughts on “Is former city attorney Shawn Tornow’s termination final?

  1. It is possible that Mr. Tornow may be pursuing a hearing on the matter. The Supreme Court, in a ruling I really don’t remember, ruled that basically civil servants have propritary rights to employ, and are guarenteed due process in regards to losing their jobs. Odd ruling; don’t really agree, probably messing up the summary of it. But that is the gist of the matter.

  2. Q – No doubt he is pursuing a hearing, and I have no problem with that. But the question I have is ‘HE’ the one delaying the hearing, and is ‘HE’ delaying it so he can continue to collect a paycheck from the city.

  3. Pathloss on October 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm said:

    The man who denied citizens due process is demanding it. This Marxist pig just won’t go away. What’s really disgusting is most retired city employees make more than when they were hardly working. Its time to contract most city services and limit the number of civil service employees.

  4. Pig? You are too nice.

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