Though Steve Stanton has earned praise and a raise in his 14 years as City Manager of Largo, Florida, his announcement that he is transgendered and will soon plans to be known as Susan , has the city commission calling for his pink slip. And I don't mean negligee! Bless Susan's heart for her bravery to stand up like this while in office! Largo's citizens have had an overwhelmingly negative response.
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S/he certainly here thorough. He even provide a plan of action for his transition in office, including his first day back on the job:
City Manager Returns Back to Work: (June 18, 2007)
This will be the "big day" and will conceivably be of high interest to the media. It will be the first time the Susan Stanton will present herself to the city and will undoubted cause initial disruptions at city hall. Key issues to be developed addressed include:
Would it be appropriate to be accompanied by another person walking in?
Should I provide a picture of what I will look like before showing up for work?
Is there value is some lunch time "Come and Meet Susan" type event. This also will be very awkward but might help employees get passed their discomfort.