On his WGPA 1100 AM radio talk show, Ron Angle today read portions of a letter he received concerning long-time Allentown code enforcement officer Eric Weiss. Mayor Ed Pawlowski intends to fire him.
According to the letter, Weiss recently found code violations at a dilapidated apartment building near the river. But the building is owned by a big-time Pawlowski campaign contributor. When Weiss refused to play ball, he was given his thirty day notice, and the violations were reversed.
I called the code enforcement office, and confirmed that the mayor has, in fact, asked Weiss to step down. But I can't establish the reason. The mayor's office was unable to answer my question, citing the confidentiality that pertains to personnel matters.
So is this a crock? Why would a thirty year veteran be asked to step down?