Thursday, December 15, 2011
EBRPL Board Member: “What is clear is that his judgment has been questionable in a number of significant situations”
Library director demands $2.3 million to quit. (Baton Rouge Advocate, 12/15/2011)
Excerpt: An attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish Library Director David Farrar said in a Dec. 7 letter to the library board’s attorney that any attempt to fire his client would “violate the whistle-blower laws of Louisiana” and that Farrar would be willing to resign and sign a confidentiality agreement in exchange for a payment of $2.3 million.
Attorney Victor Farrugia’s letter to Celia Cangelosi, an outside attorney hired to represent the Library Board of Control, said Farrar was being targeted for reporting what he believed to be “certain violations of the public bid law” in the way city-parish officials handled selection of an architect for the downtown library construction project.