Watchdog Nation founder Dave Lieber shows the story behind the surprise resignation of a Fort Worth City Hall assistant city manager who quietly helped orchestrate pay raises for a select few City Hall workers and managers at a time when nobody else was getting a raise.
Part II: In hard times, when everybody is supposed to sacrifice, somehow a lucky few get pay raises. When it happens at City Hall, it’s the people’s business. This story, first shared with readers of the Dave Lieber Watchdog column in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, led to a morale crisis at City Hall. Patronage is alive and well in 21st century Texas, even in a city that prides itself on doing things “the Fort Worth way.”