Head of Largo's Building Department Steps Down Following TV Report, Criticism
Ken Andrews resigned earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The head of Largo's Building Division resigned earlier this month following an embarrassing story on a local television news station about his department and several other problems, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Ken Andrews, 64, signed a severance agreement with the city Dec. 4 and stepped down that day, according to the Times.
An investigative report aired by WFLA earlier this month alleges a Largo building inspector approved a townhome's roof without actually inspecting it.
Andrews' bosses called it an "isolated incident" that was not indicative of a widespread problem, according to the Times.
The newspaper reports that Andrews' job performance evaluations showed he was handed a five-day unpaid suspension for approving incorrect timecards, "including an 80-hour timecard for a woman who had not worked an hour during that pay period." He was also reprimanded for lagging in implementing "business-friendly" changes to the division and asked to improve his writing skills and stop handing off duties to others.
Andrews earned $81,785 this year, the Times reports, citing city records. As head of the Building Division he oversaw a staff of about 18 and a budget of $1.5 million.
Read more about his resignation in the story on Tampabay.com.