Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) transit division director, Paulo Nunes-Ueno, has resigned. He announced his resignation via a letter to SDOT employees on Wednesday.
Nunes-Ueno begins his letter by congratulating WSDOT employees on “all the work” they did “to pass the Move Seattle Levy.” He then goes on to give the usual excuses for such a quick departure.
Nunes-Ueno appears to have revealed some highly questionable behavior at SDOT inadvertently. His congratulations begs the questions: why is an SDOT executive thanking government employees, via an official email, for their work on an initiative that they should not be working on during the day, or on taxpayer-provided email?
If, in the unlikely event that SDOT employees all worked on the initiative in their spare time and using personal resources, how could Nunes-Ueno know they were all working on the initiative?
Apparently, it takes someone outside government to accidentally tell the truth about what goes on behind the scenes in a public agency.
You can check out the letter below.
And so his arrest is imminent?
Using government workers to push a ballot initiative in state time is illegal.
Jim Ricketts says
Hang em! Next?