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April 17, 2013

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April 17, 2013 RECOMMENDATION FROM PAGE 4 Merkow states, "The later findings by Al Johnson are simply meeting, Bruno sought meaningful nonsense." advice from Chief Mendoza and "Complainant's allegations about Acting Chief Schultz. mismanagement and abuse of According to Merkow, the grievauthority are lamentations about ance showed and represented a his perceptions of the criticism of private concern of Coatzee, "punc- his job performance" (Complaintuated by false information about ant had the lowest score for prothe meeting that led to Complainduction than any other officer, was ant's private concern, and his criticized for not participating in misrepresentation about the tone the annual firearms qualifications, and character, including dramatic unwillingness to work extra shifts, renderings about 'shouting' and and other documented evidence)." 'yelling' in that meeting. "Al Johnson's investigation was "By aligning himself with a politi- little more than his own retaliation cal faction of the Town that was against the Police Chief. There was antagonistic to the Chief of Police, no evidence that the meeting on Complainant embroidered the Au- August 2 was vindictive towards gust 2 meeting to make it appear Complainant. There is no showing that he was being browbeaten, ha- of vengeance or cruel intent by the rassed and threatened when none Police Chief." of that occurred. Complainant's According to Merkow, "When an mischaracterization of the August employee is uncooperative, and 2 meeting and his hostility towards when an employee falsely criticizes the Chief of Police" were factors his Department Director by misthat Bruno could assess in deterrepresenting a meeting, the Town's mining whether to make Coatzee a discretion may fairly be exercised permanent employee. by declining to make the employee The document states Coatzee a permanent employee. Coatzee's tried to elevate the complaint into personal beliefs about his treata claim of public concern about ment by his supervisor and the his diabetes and how the Police Police Chief and his hurt feelings Dept. was not accommodating his do not procure adherence to the illness when he was transferred to standards required for a Whistlethe night shift. However, "there blower complaint." is no competent evidence in the The Arizona State Personnel record" that his illness was ever an Board will meet April 23rd in issue. Coatzee had worked night Phoenix to consider Merkow's shift for two months prior to the recommendation. complaint, and had not requested a shift change. Got something to share? • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 928-916-4235 21 Success of Community Paper industry Free papers are widely read by all age groups, all demographic groups and all educational levels. Circulation audits and readership studies attest to the validity of free paper readership despite misconceptions that surround the free paper industry. Free paper readers are often cast as "old, poor and uneducated." However, independent readership surveys indicate that this portrayal is very wrong. Facts and Figures: Often swept under the skirts of the paid newspaper industry, consider these facts: • Free Paper Circulation is growing, rather than falling like paid newspapers. • Free Papers are a robust $4 billion industry. • Free Papers have total circulation in excess of 100 million copies weekly, more than twice that of all paid papers combined. Free Papers employ thousands of people. Free papers include a diverse mix of publications, from traditional shopping guides distributed by carrier and mail to alternative newsweeklies and community newspapers. Increasingly, readers are looking to their local free paper for information. Free Papers represent a separate, distinct industry within print media. The results from Circulation Verification Council (CVC) are in and they are astounding! 97% Receivership 75% Readership 74% Influence on purchasing In recent years, publications with circulation totaling more than 72 million homes have been audited with independent readership studies verifying the strength of free paper readership. In many cases, the local free paper is directly influencing more readers to purchase advertiser's products than the entire circulation of the local paid paper. Clearly advertising in free papers is good business! Contact Shanana "Rain" Golden-Bear, your local expert in marketing at Desert Messenger 928-916-4235 or Email: HIGH SPEED INTERNET available EVERYWHERE! • Get speeds as FAST as 12mbps (Where available) • Up to 200x Faster than dial-up! HIGH SPEED HIGHSPEED INTERNET by SATELLITE (Where available) • Starting at $49.99/mo • Available EVERYWHERE! CALL NOW and GO FAST! 1-855-580-7691 Mon - Fri 8am - 11pm • Sat 9am - 8pm • Sun 10am - 6pm EST

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