As recently reported on this blog, Mayor Gallo issued an order on 5/11/15 requiring Steve Noble to turn over all documents, expenditures, vouchers, etc concerning the various grants he was working on. This was to be done by uploading same to the S-drive and by turning over copies to the City Comptroller, City Purchasing Agent, and Corporation Counsel.
I have recently uncovered another memorandum issued by the Mayor on 5/28/15 that was sent to Kevin Gilfeather, who is Steve Noble's direct supervisor. In this memorandum, the Mayor advised Mr. Gilfeather that while an order had been given to Mr. Noble, he had largely failed to respond to it. The documents were not loaded on the S-drive or submitted to the three people directed.
A review was made of the department's computer folders and, in the memorandum, it is noted that "shockingly little" information was there,
Steve Noble has now been directed to submit ALL hard copy documents no later than the close of business today (June 1st). I do not know yet if he did so.
Let's be clear about something. Steve Noble has the right to run for Mayor. BUT, he is a city employee and Mayor Gallo is his boss. If the boss gives a directive of this nature, failure to follow it constitutes insubordination. You may seek the job of the boss, but unless and until you get said job, you have to follow the orders of the boss. That is the rule we taxpayers have to follow in our jobs. We all have bosses and have to follow their orders. That's a simple fact of life.
Now, to be fair, I do not know if Steve is being insubordinate or if the documents requested do not exist because the work that was supposed to be done was never done. Once all of the hard copies are turned over, we will know which is the case.
It is beginning to look like the story I released as an exclusive may very well have legs. People are beginning to talk about it all over the city. Recent attempts were made by 2 former elected Democrat officials who are decidedly anti-Gallo to blame the Junior League and a Democrat committeewoman. This has infuriated many people.
The insurgent candidacy of Steve Noble is perhaps in real jeopardy of collapse.