|An artist's rendition of West Palm office fever|
When the City of West Palm Beach recently fired four employees for alleged misuse of public resources, they accused public utilities operations coordinator Larry J. Brown of using a city car for romantic interludes with a female city employee. They also unearthed emails between Brown and the woman, Patrice Robinson, who has since quit. How do we know about these emails? Well, since Brown and Robinson were public employees, their interoffice emails are subject to full disclosure under Florida's public records laws. Here are some excerpts from the "love notes" in raw form:
- Robinson: Are you not impressed with me anymore?
- Brown: I'm not sure if you want me, or is you still impress with me?
- Robinson: You can rest assure that I still want you and no one else. I just want you to open up and let me know what is going on. You make me feel that you don't want me.
- Brown: you'll telling a damn lie with that one
Brown, by the way, had worked for the city since 1982 and was pulling an annual salary approaching $70,000 before he got fired.
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