The Fillmore City Council has directed its attorneys to investigate allegations that the newly appointed city manager has sexually harassed female City Hall employees.
Mayor Gary Creagle confirmed Tuesday that the council asked the Los Angeles law firm of Leibert, Cassidy & Frierson, which is on retainer to the city, to investigate City Manager Stanley D. Greene's alleged misconduct. But Creagle cautioned that the action was a procedural matter required by city and state regulations when such complaints arise.
"In other words, there isn't any substance to any of this," he said. "It's just an inquiry. . . . I don't want to impugn either party in the investigation."
A report from the attorneys is due within two weeks, he said.
Greene declined to comment, but said he would cooperate with investigators.
Earlier this month, Greene, 52, accepted the city manager's job after filling in on a temporary basis when James F. Rupp left the post in March. Council members offered the job to Greene, who had not applied for it, without looking at any of the 70 candidates vying for the position.