Council Member Helena Brown allegedly altered her employees’ timecards to reduce their hours to show that they worked fewer than 40 hours/week (see here). If true, CM Brown could face serious charges because this is a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and is also against city policy.
Clearly the accusations against her could be damaging…. But it gets worse! Houston Press came out with a 6 PAGE article about who is really behind CM Brown’s votes and lackluster, prepared statements at council meetings. See the article here. I suggest reading it because it is quite interesting. It contains strong evidence that everything she does is orchestrated by her senior advisor, William Park, who is not a paid employee. The story gets even more bizarre (see page 5) when she requested her staff to sign a document that basically says that she would not be held liable if her staff member had a miscarriage… ???
Read the allegations against her. I could write pages about how livid I am to say the least, but I don’t think anyone needs me to tell them how bad this is. All I can say is that District A deserves better.