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City Clerk Accuses Fillmore Manager of Harassment

July 07, 1988

Fillmore City Clerk Noreen Withers has accused City Manager Stan Greene of sexual harassment in a complaint filed with the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Two other city employees--Linda Nash, a secretary in the Planning Department, and Barbara Adams, an account clerk--said this week that they also plan to file complaints with the state.

Nash and Adams also have lodged complaints with Local 501 of the Operating Engineers, a union that represents Fillmore city workers.

None of the women would elaborate on their complaints, which are to be discussed in a closed City Council meeting tonight.

"As far as I'm concerned, it's between the City Council and myself," Withers said.

Allegations Denied

Greene, 52, was unavailable for comment, but has denied the allegations.

The council, which first learned of the accusations two weeks ago, directed its attorneys to conduct an inquiry. Results will be disclosed to council members at tonight's meeting, said Councilman Roger Campbell.

One of the first steps the Department of Fair Employment and Housing takes in response to sexual harassment complaints is to try to arrange a no-fault settlement, according to Ted Herzberg, district director.

Greene was appointed city manager last month after serving as interim manager since James F. Rupp left the post in March. The council offered Greene the job, which he had not sought, without considering about 70 other applicants.

Greene was assistant city manager in Oxnard for two years, and has served as an interim administrator in Simi Valley.

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