LARGO - City Manager Steve Stanton appealed his firing this morning.
Commissioners voted 5-2 to place Stanton on paid leave and begin the firing process a week after Stanton acknowledged he planned to become a woman.
"I'm trying to do what I have to do to be a full person and get my job back," said Stanton, who makes $140,234 annually.
Stanton, 48, who has been Largo's city manager for 14 years, said he plans to request a hearing about 30 days from now. He said he will need the time to put on a thorough presentation, which will take up to three hours and will feature national experts in medicine, psychology and the workplace transition process for transsexuals.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Steve Stanton Files Appeal
Steve Stanton is appealing the county commissioners' decision to fire him:
Posted by Deborah Newell at 7:04 PM