It looks like Councilman Eloy Morales Jr. runs the Library system. His cousin-in-law, is the Manager, his sister-in-law is a Library Assistant, his best friend is a clerical supervisor making more than most librarians, his niece is a library clerk and his cousin, the manager’s husband was hired back on a contract basis to run the Hispanic Services Division. Isn’t it a conflict of interest and illegal for the Library Manager to hire her husband? There are plenty of qualified librarians to hire but once again it’s the Morales show.
His alleged corruption related activities have been well-documented in the Daily Breeze.
There should be an investigation into the bullying, sexual harassment, retaliation, culture of fear, and nepotism specifically in the Library. Staff who worked with the manager while she was at the Crenshaw Branch began calling it the Plantation and now the Main Library is referred to as the Plantation because of her. Her bullying and racial, gender, and age discrimination must stop.
Within the last year under the current Library Manager there has been a pattern of dismissals that should be looked into – 8 dismissals and resignations in less than a year.
The LIbrary Board continues to inquire why contracts aren’t put out to bid and why only one architect, Gwynn Pugh, is given sole authority over all projects? He was hired to consult on the Senior Center and now is over the Morningside Park renovation. They still haven’t said where the money is coming from considering Steve Ballmer’s gift towards the renovations doesn’t kick in until he receives an certificate of occupancy on the Intuit Dome.
The State Librarian is being made aware of the seriousness of the violations being committed. It is so unfortunate that the City of Inglewood does not support education including its schools and libraries. It’s time to clean house and either hire a qualified director and staff, or, outsource to the County or privatize.