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Sarasota News Leader March 22, 2013 Page 53 lays in the transmission of information, she she noted, referring to former County Adminpointed out. istrator Jim Ley and his deputy administrator, Dave Bullock. Both Robinson and Commissioner Charles Hines rated Reid ���Above Average,��� while Com- Additionally, ���There is a bit of a paranoia, I missioner Nora Patterson rated him ���Excel- think, still lingering with staff when they preslent.��� ent to us,��� she continued. When commissioners questioned staff members strongly on ���Staff used to pop in to see us rather frequenta topic, Patterson said, some felt their jobs ly on stuff that we had brought up,��� Patterson ���may be on the line.��� said. ���They���re just starting to again.��� She also pointed out that the commissioners Patterson said staff members had told her used to learn about matters such as sewage they had been given the impression they leaks before the news went public, so they should not just stop by the commissioners��� ofwere able to respond appropriately. Likewise, fices to speak with them on an informal basis. Patterson said, Ley used to let the board mem���So somehow there���s been miscommunication bers know whenever a member of the news between several administrators and staff��� on media was asking about a particular topic. that point, she added. She indicated that the commissioners should ���I know absolutely after Mr. Ley left and Mr. be patient. ���I���m sure Mr. Reid���s already making Bullock left, there were ��� several people who efforts to bring some better comfort level [on lost their jobs before Mr. Reid even came,��� those points].��� County Administrator Randall Reid listens to a speaker during the March 19 meeting. Photo by Rachel Hackney

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