Liberal San Francisco Mayor London Breed Stands up For a White Man John Arntz Who Was Fired Because of WOKE Foolishness; Arntz Who Served as Election Commissioner for 20 Years Will Not Have His Contract Renewed due to Concerns Over “racial equity”; Mayor Breed Slams Decision as “unfair politicization of our government”
- San Francisco’s election commissioner will not have his contract renewed
- John Arntz has been election commissioner for four terms – since 2002
- The decision was unrelated to performance but due to ‘racial equity’ concerns
- San Francisco mayor London Breed called the decision ‘unnecessary’
- Elected officials have come out in support of Arntz and commended his work
- In 2020 the Election Commission praised Arntz for his ‘incredible leadership’
- Politicians have now slammed the decision to sack Arntz, calling the move ‘disturbing’ and blaming the ill-advised plan on a ‘web of City politics’
San Francisco’s election director, who has served in the position for 20 years, will be fired from his role in a bid to promote ‘racial equity’.
John Arntz – who is white – will not receive a renewed five-year contract of employment, San Francisco’s Elections Commission decided in a 4 to 2 vote last week.
The bizarre decision to get rid of Arntz was driven ‘in large part by the city’s plan for racial equity’ – as Dem-led San Francisco strives towards making workplaces more diverse.
However, it was Arntz himself, as Department Director, who helped to establish plans such as the Racial Equity Action which have now ultimately cost him his job.
Politicians and professionals have now slammed the decision to sack Arntz, calling the move ‘disturbing’ and blaming the ill-advised plan on a ‘web of City politics.’
Arntz was told about the decision in an email from the Commission’s president Chris Jerdonek: ‘Our decision wasn’t about your performance, but after twenty years we wanted to take action on the City’s racial equity plan and give people an opportunity to compete for a leadership position.’
Cynthia Dai, a member of the commission who also voted to oust Arntz, told the Washington Free Beacon: ‘It’s hard to achieve diversity targets if senior roles never open up. This has nothing to do with his performance.’
Arntz’s contract will expire in May next year, but he could still choose to reapply for the job. This will be the first time since 2002 that the Elections Commission chose not to renew the position in favor of conducting a search for new candidates.
The removal of the director from his job was sanctioned last week – despite widespread praise from colleagues regarding his tenure in the position, and outrage at the decision from those who work with him.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed came to Arntz’s defense, saying: ‘John Arntz has served San Francisco with integrity, professionalism and has stayed completely independent.
‘He’s remained impartial and has avoided getting caught up in the web of City politics, which is what we are seeing now as a result of this unnecessary vote.
‘Rather than working on key issues to recover and rebuild our City, this is a good example of unfair politicization of a key part of our government that is working well for the voters of this city.’
California State Senator Scott Wiener also revealed his fury at the decision to sack the director – saying that he created and sustained ‘one of our best run departments.’
Source: Daily Mail Online, Neirin Gray Desai