Breaking: Motion to Censure Vladovic for Sexual Harassment Allegations Dies
Vanessa Romo | November 12, 2013
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An effort to censure LA Unified Board President Richard Vladovic for allegations that he violated the district’s ethical code failed today as a resolution from board member Tamar Galatzan did not get a “second” to put it before the board for a vote.
The resolution sought to censure Vladovic for complaints of sexual harrasment and other forms of discrimination by people working for him. Galatzan’s resolution cited an LA Daily News interview that said “formal complaints had been filed against Vladovic by employees alleging they had been bullied, intimidated and or sexually harassed.”
Just as the resolution came before the board with Galatzan as the lone sponsor, her frequent ally on votes, Monica Garcia, left the room, and no other member responded to board vice president Steve Zimmer‘s request for a second.
Vladovic, who recused himself from discussion, was applauded by about 20 supporters, wearing t-shirts that said, “We (heart) Dr. V.”
“You’re loved,” one supporter, Esther Hatch, said to Vladovic after the motion failed.
Near tears, Vladovic said, “I feel proud that they supported me. These are true friends.”
By its failure to get voting consideration, a censure motion for similar reasons cannot come before the board for another six months.
Previous Posts: A censure of Richard Vladovic could further fracture LA Unified board; Galaztan’s resolution says Richard Vladovic ‘dishonors’ himself, district; Vladovic Apologizes, Escapes Further Board Action — For Now.