On June 17, we published a Q&A with District Attorney-Elect Tori Verber Salazar, who will take office in January.
We couldn’t publish all of it because of space. Here is a piece that didn’t make it on how things will change at the District Attorney’s Office:
Q: What will your management style be?
Verber Salazar: “I believe in surrounding yourself with the best and the brightest people that you can find, but I also believe those people should be able to challenge themselves and challenge me to do more.
Our goal is to interview everyone in the office to see where they see the office going and where they see their position going and how we can develop better ways…
In the past, everyone in management was appointed by the District Attorney. We’re going to have open applications for management. We’re going to have two people appointed and the rest will submit an application, so anyone can apply for the position. We’re going to have oral interviews and a three-person management panel.
I’ve never been allowed to apply. It’s always been appointed.
And we will restructure our divisions, so work is a little bit easier to manage.
We’re going to be more technology driven: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…”