[SF Gate] The San Francisco Housing Authority, which runs more than 6,000 units of public housing for the city's poor, is headed by an executive director who discriminates against white employees in favor of African Americans and regularly employs offensive, outlandish language and behavior in the workplace, according to a lawsuit filed by the agency's own lawyer.
The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court by the agency's assistant general counsel, Tim Larsen, paints executive director Henry Alvarez as a mercurial bully - a description echoed in interviews with The Chronicle by several others who have had close contact with Alvarez since his arrival at the Housing Authority in 2008.
Alvarez was recruited by Mayor Ed Lee, who was the city administrator at the time, from the Housing Authority in San Antonio to lead an agency that has had a series of leaders ousted or scrutinized. During Alvarez's tenure, the agency's federal scorecard has gotten worse, and housing advocates say Alvarez's leadership hurts those who need housing the most.
Lee defended Alvarez, though he was unaware that the director was being sued or of the complaints others have lodged against him. The mayor said that Alvarez has "one of the toughest jobs" in the city, and that he stands by his choice.
"I don't get into personnel matters," Lee said. "But I am familiar with every Housing Authority (director) being called a bully. I've been called a bully, and I don't think I am."
Larsen, who is white, has worked at the Housing Authority for eight years and says that he was repeatedly passed over for promotions and plum assignments in favor of African American employees.
Alvarez is African American, and according to Larsen's lawsuit, screamed at Larsen daily; gave him menial jobs such as organizing recycling; and told him to "stop being so Anglo," that he "did not have enough kink in his hair," and that "if you had more melatonin in your skin, I could make you my deputy."
Boy's been missing an anti-roll bar for years if you ask me, I mean to say the boys roll-center is way, way too high, way too high for his own good. Needs a good talking too if you ask me, that is to say the boys a nut, light in the head, too much houndstooth, not enough hound. Crazy that is, but rich.
If Ralph really cared instead of being an ego whore he would not have tried for President but would have gone for Senate from the green party. That way lefties in whatever chosen state could funnel their protests into his election without feeling it would give the election away to Republicans.
Same goes for the Libertarian candidate.
Poach a senate and house seat here and there. Get attention as a party. Then send someone to the big show.
The good news for POTUS Bammer is that, as per BENGHAZI-GATE, things heating up everywhere overseas means the Congress may not have the time or political will to set up Sen. John McCain's desired investigative panel [impeachment?] on the death of AMB Stevens.
One can argue the Bammer knows what he's doing as it was he himself whom gave Iran the deadline of March 2013.
E.G. TOPIX > [Powerline Blog] AL QAEDA - RESURGENT IN IRAQ AND EMERGENT IN SYRIA THANKS IN SMALL PART TO PRESIDENT OBAMA HIMSELF.
* SAME > [News Kerala] PAKISTAN HAS DESIGNATED THE US [its]"ENEMY" BY TERMING TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH NAZIR "FRIENDLY", to the Pak Govt-State.
* SAME > IMRAN KHAN VOWS TO DELINK PAKISTAN FROM US WAR ON TERROR.
In short, Radical Islam is steadily getting stronger + going Nuclear, while the US appears to be downsizing its forces only to have to go back in again. The US is seemingly "holding" for now, which is why how the Bammer handles CHINA in the ECS + SCS + mainland Asia [China-India-Pak] may prove decisive.
THE US HAS NOT HAD A NUCLEAR CONFRONTATION WID AN OPPOSING MAJOR POWER SINCE THE 1962 CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS + 1973 YOM KIPPUR WAR, BOTH OF WHICH WERE AGZ THE SOVIETS.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.