Deposition taken in Tulare PRA lawsuit; also reveals personnel complaints and more

This article was updated following the May 1 City Council meeting. A recent deposition of Tulare’s deputy city clerk, and its supporting documents, reveal city employees’ complaints about the burdens of the Public Records Act, and complaints regarding the city attorney’s office’s efficiency and billing practices. Roxanne Yoder, the deputy city clerk, was deposed as […]

Tulare PD investigator’s contract released, no report yet

Three months following the hiring of a special investigator to look into undisclosed issues regarding former Tulare Police Chief Wes Hensley, as well as Capt. Fred Ynclan and Lt. Jerod Boatman, the city’s attorneys have released a copy of the contract confirming the investigator to be former Sacramento County Sheriff John McGinness. McGinness, currently a […]

Hensley’s not going down without a fight: attorneys continue discussion

Attorneys keep quibbling regarding the former Tulare police chief, Wes Hensley’s possible public hearing regarding his firing. Specifically — Hensley’s attorney says he is required to have one, and the City of Tulare’s attorney disagrees. Hensley’s attorney, Michael Lampe, is pulling out all of the stops to make one happen. Heather Phillips, the city’s attorney, […]

Hensley firing remains controversial, attorneys fight in written correspondence

The old-fashion communication of letter writing has returned with a continued exchange between Tulare’s City Attorney Heather Phillips and Michael Lampe, the attorney for former Police Chief Wes Hensley. The former chief was fired on March 20, one week shy of one-half year following his placement on paid administrative leave, and following some two-plus months […]

Tulare makes another city manager change; former police chief files appeal to his termination

Tulare’s leadership has changed yet again. Its temporary leadership, more precisely. The change happened Monday, March 26, during a special closed session city council meeting. On March 20, the city’s police chief, Wes Hensley, was fired by the then city manager, Joe Carlini. A few hours later, Carlini was himself fired by city council during […]

Both Tulare police chief & city manager fired in one day

Big shakeups hit Tulare on Tuesday, March 20, when its police chief, Wes Hensley, was fired in the late afternoon by the city manager, Joe Carlini, who was subsequently fired during a closed session of city council that evening. Hensley had been on paid administrative leave since September 27 of last year, and had been […]