Why is Columbus being called the friendly city? My husband was employed by the City of Columbus for two months and was terminated because of a nepotism policy they are just now trying to enforce. In times like these, when unemployment is at an all time high, this policy is making it harder to gain employment. Everyone knows the Street Department hires relatives and it never caused any confusion. The Police Department hire relatives, the Fire Department hire relatives, so why not the Street Department?
Now on the other hand, the city has a zero tolerance policy that they did not enforce. The mayor and Kabir had a knock down drag out at city hall, was anything done? They apologized and went back to work. I feel that is not fair to the other city employees. If they can continue to provide for their families, others should be able to also. Now my husband and I have to depend on food stamps to eat, and government assistance to pay our bills. I don’t call that being so friendly. Can someone shed some light on “the friendly city” as they call it, and who are they making their policies for?
[This letter is in reference to former street department employee Herman Moore who was let go by the City of Columbus on November 26, 2010. – Ed.]0