The Mayoral candidates April 6 at LV4All: question to Grubb on the City Hall fight

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“Dana, according to the Morning Call, you had a disagreement with a female City employee and started a fight in City Hall that led to a firing. Can you discuss this incident and what transpired thereof?”

  • First of all, I didn’t have a disagreement with a female employee.
  • In 2003 I received a report that a co-worker was accepting bribes.
  • I reported it immediately to Human Resources and the City Solicitor.
  • A criminal investigation was begun, and on the advice of the outgoing City Solicitor, I followed through with incoming Mayor’s administration.
  • Nothing happened.
  • However, I felt it was important to protect Bethlehem residents from this kind of conduct.
  • Later in 2004 this employee and I we did get into a confrontation one morning, and he came across the room and got in my face.
  • Concerned about escalation, I attempted to move him out of my space, and he punched me in the face, fracturing my nose.
  • I did not retaliate, and it was over with probably in 15-20 seconds.
  • We were both charged with disorderly conduct.
  • The magistrate dismissed the charges.
  • However, we were both held accountable for our actions.
  • We both retired.
  • And, quite frankly, after I retired, The FBI actually came to me to act as an informant about ongoing conduct in City Hall.
  • So, I stood up for what I believed in.
  • Unfortunately, it didn’t end well for me or the other employee.
  • But I never hit him.

One thought on “The Mayoral candidates April 6 at LV4All: question to Grubb on the City Hall fight

  1. I just received an ad for Willie Reynolds by “Friends of J. William Reynolds” in the mail. It has Trump’s picture on one side and on the other excoriates Dana Grubb. If I had had any hesitation about my vote, this nailed it. I cannot abide, and hope this is true of others, dirty tactics.

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