Shurett the Publisher writes about "freedom of speech" while actually censoring content about local government problems.
I wrote a rebuttal to Shuretts' opinion article as part of my weekly contractual installment. Shurett censored my article and violated the terms of our contract.
Here is the article which was supposed to be published on January 30, 2014 -
A repeat from last Thursday’s column lead off paragraph and a reply to Mr. Shurett’s Friday column: “The City of Scottsboro has a problem with its performance appraisal system. This reoccurring historical problem is based on city leadership at the elected level failing to improve Scottsboro’s Performance Employee Evaluation System.” This comment is an opinion based on years of education and experience, it is not a rumor.
A question of integrity, the City of Scottsboro’s Integrity concerning a fair and honest system of performance evaluations for each employee is questionable. That is not a rumor, it is an opinion.
Scottsboro does not have a system in place that utilizes an objective, measurable, performance appraisal system; it is a subjective, opinion based performance appraisal system. Every personnel problem coming before Scottsboro’s Personnel Board in the last 10 years, where a public meeting has been held that I have witnessed, has been the result of no contractual, objective performance appraisal standards. This paragraph is not a rumor; it is both fact and opinion
Are our elected officials responsible for the integrity of an effective, objective system of performance standards? YES. Our elected officials must insure that all employees are accountable by the implementation of a fair and equitable set of objective, measurable performance standards. That is not a rumor, that is a system of professional, accountable government.
It is also not a rumor but a fact that Scottsboro’s Street Department has been embroiled in numerous problems. Some of those problems have resulted in numerous personnel policy and law violations by city employees.
Update: Censorship continues - this article's link and story was removed from al.com's Scottsboro Forum; it has been reposted on 02/02/14 at 9:37 PM, post # 9056.