Medley Assistant Town Clerk Mary Taylor was abruptly fired last week, then re-hired after the council voted 4 – 0 to reinstate her at a Feb. 19 special meeting.
“The mayor called me into his conference room and told me that my position is being eliminated,” said Taylor, who was then asked to leave town hall immediately.
During her 17-year tenure, Taylor chalked up a file full of awards and served faithfully through four Medley administration cycles -- until last week.
As she lugged out 10 boxes of personal belongings through the lobby and into the parking lot, she described the looks on her co-workers faces as one of devastation.
“They are wondering who is next,” said Taylor, before the special meeting to discuss her case on Tuesday night which drew more than 100 supporters including coworkers.
When Mayor Roberto Martell warned no public forum people stood, jeered and waved fists -- until police restored order.
More details in next week’s Gazette.