And to ensure that no one could come in, all staff members were directed to turn over their key cards before leaving work on Friday.
However, upon checking with county spokeswoman Beth Tokioka, I learned that “no county janitorial staff was scheduled to work this weekend at any of our facilities.”
The directive to turn over key cards and stay out of the office is reportedly unprecedented at the OPA. County janitorial staff works only Monday through Friday, according to Beth.
An email with the subject heading “OPA Offices Closed for Weekend Access/Cleaning” was sent to all OPA staff yesterday by Administrative Officer Art Williams, who reportedly was acting at the direction of Prosecutor Shaylene Iseri-Carvalho.
Shaylene reportedly has not been into the office since she was defeated in the Nov. 6 election, although she has communicated with some staff via email. Justin Kollar officially takes over as county Prosecutor on Dec. 3.
Deputies who have trials and court cases on Monday morning were reportedly told to make copies of often voluminous case files on Friday so they wouldn't have to come into the office this weekend.
Two questions immediately arise.
First, the charitable one: Wow, is Shay paying for a cleaning crew out of her own pocket so she can make sure the office is all spiffy for Justin? Nah...
Which leads to the second question: WTF?