Mark Lewis, the man who bought Stockton a $1-million (Neil) Diamond ring, was fired as Stockton city manager in 2006. In his latest incarnation in Chowchilla, Lewis has now been put on leave.
From the Fresno Bee:
“Lewis is named in (two) complaints, one from a former employee and one from a current employee. Each worker says she felt fear, emotional distress and anxiety over the potential loss of her job while working under Lewis’ supervision, among other claims. Each filing seeks damages that exceed $10,000, according to the complaints.
“In one of the claims for damages filed two weeks ago, Sharon Briscoe, who served as the city’s finance director, says Lewis was giving the City Council information that was untrue and mischaracterized the city’s financial situation.”