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Council considers sensitivity training after investigation falls flat

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., September 27, 2022—Yesterday, the Lynnwood City Council commenced the 2023 biennium budget process and decided to take sensitivity training workshops after allegations of racial and sexual discrimination by two staff members. All councilmembers were present for the meeting. Will Cena, Information Technology Director for the City of Lynnwood, presented the recent accomplishments of […]

Jim Smith breaks his silence: The truth about the Racism Report

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LYNNWOOD, August 31, 2022—In a third-party investigation by Haggard & Ganson LLP of allegations against Councilman Jim Smith concludes that “claims of race and sex discrimination” by City Executive Assistant Leah Jensen is substantiated but the claim of a hostile work environment by City of Lynnwood Race and Social Justice Coordinator Douglas Raiford was “not substantiated.” Below is an […]

Investigation substantiates claims of race and sex discrimination by Lynnwood councilman

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 20, 2022— A third-party investigation by Haggard & Ganson LLP into one of Lynnwood’s councilmembers concludes that “claims of race and sex discrimination” by one complainant is substantiated but the claim of a hostile work environment by the other “not substantiated.” The council will decide in September on possible disciplinary actions against […]

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