** Charlotte Katzenmoyer has been the Public Works Director for the City of Lancaster since May of 2001. According to her LinkedIn account (click here):
As the Director of Public Works with the City of Lancaster she has responsibility for approximately 200 employees in the Bureau of Engineering, Operations Bureau which includes Streets, Traffic and Parks, Bureau of Public Facilities, Bureau of Water, Bureau of Wastewater. The Water and Wastewater Bureaus serve not only the City proper, but nine municipalities surrounding the City with a population of over 140,000 residents. She is responsible for managing an annual operating budget of $43 million and a capital budget of $50 million.
* 2:55 pm – I have requested a statement from the city regarding Charlotte Katzenmoyer and am awaiting their response.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
— KATZENMOYER OUT! —
LIP News has learned that Charlotte Katzenmoyer will no longer be the Director of Public Works for the city effective yesterday. She held that position for 17 years.
Please stay tuned for this developing story.
WHO BECAME AGGRESIVE?
Johnson’s attorney Edwin Pfursich said in statement Tuesday that the story being portrayed on social media is not accurate.
“This matter is about trespassing. The volunteers from Jess King’s campaign entered private property and became aggressive,” he wrote in an email. “They were asked to leave and refused, so the police were notified.”
From the WITF story linked to below.
This is part of Kemp’s story that she posted on Facebook about the incident (click here to read her whole post):
She said, “I hate Jess King. She’s trying to take us to socialism. You can’t do that here.”
She spoke to us in an aggressive way in a loud voice.
She said to Michael, “I know you; you look familiar.”
Michael introduced himself by name and stuck out his hand for a shake.
The woman stuck out her hand which had a plastic glove and then snatched it back.
She said “You can’t do that here. You don’t belong here. How did you get in here? I’m going to call the police. I’m going to take your picture.”
I grabbed Michael’s arm to move from the woman’s driveway
I said, “Come on Michael; let’s go somewhere else.” We left her driveway.
The woman then followed us yelling at us on to the street.
She said, “I’m taking your picture.”
I said. “That’s fine.” And then I posed with a smile and said “We support Jess King.”
Then I said to Michael
“Michael take her picture!”
Michael pulled out his camera and started to take her photograph.
The woman then hid her face with her hand.
She said, “All of this is private property. You can’t be in here at all. I’m calling the police.”
She then started to dial.
I said, “We’ll call the police too. let’s go Michael. This is America.”
We walked to our car, got in, and Michael drove out of Bent Creek.
After a minute or so, I called the campaign volunteer headquarters in Manheim Township and relayed the incident.
** Bent Creek! Click here to read the story!
* Oh, the irony. The DA’s office just released the below news of a big press event this morning at 10:00 am! Who will LNP send?
NOT A QUESTION IT’S
ABOUT BLACK & WHITE!
Would this alternative to prison for such a violent crime be afforded to teens of color, or those not from a suburban, upper middle class high school. It would be interesting to see some stats on this. This is the type of criminal justice action that leads to segments of the community feeling alienated, disaffected and discriminated. We’ve seen the consequences of this type of systemic stratification by race, ethnicity and class recently in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland. This needs to be shared.
This excellent comment has stayed on my mind since it was posted on Lancaster Online in December of 2014 under the story, “Cop’s son and friend face 9-month stint in ‘motivational boot camp’ for raid of West Hempfield home,” (click here).
It just happened again in Lancaster County. A 63-year-old white suburban woman with an influential name was withheld from the public for days following a horrific car crash that killed two high school students and put another in intensive care.
If she had been black or Hispanic from the city her name would have been released in a matter of hours. This is not “playing the race card” – this is simply fact.
And LNP completely ignores it and doesn’t demand answers from District Attorney Craig Stedman. Why has this racist company, with only one new, minority employee among a staff of over 80, been allowed to continue to operate in Lancaster County? Why haven’t any community leaders called out this racist company and told them this is unequivocally not acceptable and further, that they should be charged with employment discrimination and put out of business?
This needs to be shared! Please check back later today.