Hayward issues statement on decision by Judge Gary Bergosh

April 4, 2014

Statement from Mayor Ashton Hayward regarding Bergosh ruling

Yesterday, Judge Bergosh made a wise ruling which was extremely fair and equitable to both the City and Mr. de Varona. I want to thank Judge Bergosh for taking the time to hear all arguments and for reaching a decision which allows us to move forward and to effect an efficient and orderly transition.

I sincerely hope that this issue is now settled to the satisfaction of all involved, and that we can focus on working together to help take our City and our Airport upward.

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  • Cal Robinson April 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Natasha, you used common sense and logic to reach your conclusion.

    That was your mistake. The mayor has yet to ever use common sense and logic to make a decision.

  • Natasha April 4, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I agree with the mayor. The judgement was definitely “wise” and “equitable”. However, if he believes this, why did he allow a letter to be hand delivered to Mr de Varona threatening that he would need to vacate in 24 hours or suffer major financial reprucussions? Why did a judge need to state the obvious? It would have saved a lot of time and resources if the 60 days that was clearly stated in Varona’s contract was honored in the first place.

    The Mayor’s decision to unilaterally sign a contract with OHM rewarding them the very same space that Mr deVarona has 60 days to vacate from, places the City in quite a pickle…. to say the least!

  • EPenn April 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    “to help take our City and our Airport upward.”? Didn’t he mean UPSIDE? lol… ridiculous…

  • Lori Wallace April 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    For the record, some of the protesters in the parole office placement issue were Lefties, so I think we can agree that they’re snobby, but not necessarily Right.

  • jeeperman April 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    So is this posted statement really from the Mayor
    or someone impersonating the Mayor?

  • Jimmy James April 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Bergosh also ruled that no codes, rules or procedures had been broken in deciding to place the Probation/Parole Office on Palafox Street. Yet Hayward, Scott and Spencer all managed to crumble under the pressure of their campaign financier base. Will any of our media outlets follow up and report how much extra the current owner of the building will be reimbursed for all his initial purchase and upgrade expenses? Guy is stuck with a building that has no tenant. I doubt that he will lie down and pay the cost out of his own pocket when he violated no laws. Looks to me like the state just bought an upgraded but empty building. So much for accountability when the right and snobby get on their high horse.