Mary Cummins in LA Times, "Fired City Official’s appeal in limbo"

Fired City Official’s Appeal in Limbo; The L.A. council takes no action on Guerdon H. Stuckey’s bid to win back his job as head of Animal Services. It’ll stay on agenda till Feb. 1.
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Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles, Calif.
Subjects: Firings, Appeals, Animal shelters
Author: Patrick McGreevy
Date: Jan 12, 2006
Start Page: B.3
Section: California Metro; Part B; Metro Desk
Text Word Count: 896
Abstract (Document Summary)

[H. Stuckey], who was a city administrator in Maryland, was hired by former Mayor James K. Hahn in November 2004, and was told by a deputy mayor at the time that he would keep his job as long as he performed, said Edward Lear, an attorney for Stuckey.

“Mr. Stuckey was wrongfully terminated by Mayor Villaraigosa,” Lear told the council. “Mr. Stuckey did perform his job.”

Lear, Stuckey’s attorney, said a lawsuit is possible if Stuckey is not reinstated. The former general manager has already demanded that, if his firing stands, he receive severance of about $155,000 – – an amount equal to 11 months’ salary with medical and dental coverage and relocation expenses.

However, a few people, including Mary Cummins of the group Animal Advocates, disagreed. “Stuckey performed poorly,” she said. …

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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