Harrison County Utility Authority fires executive director ~ Melissa Scallan
“These are hard decisions,” said Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie, president of the board. “I know most all of us have worked with Kamran, but these are issues that transpired that we just can’t have. It had to happen.”
Pahlavan has worked for the Utility Authority for nearly 16 years. His salary was $122,000 per year.
Mayor Skellie clearly gets it. Props, kudos and more props for doing what is right. It is a shame other local boards embroiled in scandals such as the CMR, the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain and the Bay-Waveland School Board chose another route and circled the wagons defending the indefensible. In fairness to the CMR they did finally do the right thing when their own jobs were put on the line by Gov Phil.
The contractor in question has also contributed heavily to certain Jefferson Parish officials. If I were on the Utility Authority board I’d be very, very wary.