Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Lake Worth evaluation tough on former Largo manager Susan Stanton's management style

LARGO

Review tough on Stanton's leadership style

Susan Stanton has impressed a few of her new bosses, but she's garnering some of the same criticism in Lake Worth that she received as Largo's manager, the Palm Beach Post says. Some Largo workers and officials said Stanton was overly tough and inflexible. In her first annual evaluation as Lake Worth's city manager, the chief complaint city commissioners had about Stanton was her "abrasive management style," the paper said. Stanton, 51, who was formerly known as Steve, was fired from Largo in 2007 after news of her decision to become a woman became public. She was hired as Lake Worth's city manager a year ago. Three Lake Worth city leaders gave Stanton high marks. The other two gave her average or below average scores. Her job did not appear to be in danger.

COUNTYWIDE

Learn water safety for kids on Web

The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition and All Children's Hospital have created a Web site to promote pool safety. The site, www.floridasafe pools.com, can help parents and caregivers research water safety and learn about "layers of protection" to keep little ones out of harm's way. Florida leads the nation in drowning deaths of children younger than 5, the Web site says. In many cases the caregiver was distracted for only a minute. Barriers such as door alarms, locks, gates and fencing can buy precious time. Floridasafe pools.com is also offering a chance to win a pool safety makeover. Click on the site to learn more.

TARPON SPRINGS

Teachers, want to lead field trips?

A free teacher training workshop on Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The workshop is intended for teachers willing to lead their own field trips. Registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.

CLEARWATER

Gang deterrence program to begin

The Clearwater East Library, 2251 Drew St., will show a series of Spanish movies as part of a gang deterrence program in cooperation with the Clearwater Police Department and the Hispanic Outreach Center. The movies include Talento de Barrio starring Daddy Yankee, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and Sin Nombre, 3:30 p.m. April 21. Both movies are rated R for violence and gang activity. There will be a discussion with Clearwater police afterward on how to avoid gang involvement. The movies are for ages 15 to 20. For information, call (727) 562-4970.

PALM HARBOR

Sponsors, vendors needed for event

Palm Harbor Parks and Recreation is seeking corporate and individual sponsors and vendors for its annual Party in the Park, a family-day event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22 at Pop Stansell Park, corner of Florida Avenue and Eighth Street in Palm Harbor. Party in the Park sponsors will receive signs at the event, mention in public-address announcements and a table for displaying their literature and products. Call Erica Lynford, (727) 771-6000 .

Lake Worth evaluation tough on former Largo manager Susan Stanton's management style 04/01/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:55pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Police: Uber driver's gun discharges during fight at Adventure Island in Tampa

    Public Safety

    TAMPA — An Uber driver's gun went off Sunday at Adventure Island during a fight between the driver and two passengers.

  2. Baker cautious on Pride politics

    Elections

    Rick and Joyce Baker strode down Central Avenue Sunday amid rainbow flags, corporate booths, and blaring music of the St. Pete Pride Festival.

    St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Rick Baker chats Sunday with people at the St. Pete Pride Festival. As mayor, Baker did not sign a Pride parade proclamation, but now he says he would.
  3. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.
  4. Lightning among early suitors for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said he planned to explore free agency for potential needs, which include bolstering his blue line and adding a wing or two.

    Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who can be a free agent Saturday, counts the Lightning among his early suitors.
  5. Senate leaders try to appease members as support for health bill slips

    National

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leaders scrambled Sunday to rally support for their health care bill, even as opposition continued to build outside Congress and two Republican senators questioned whether the bill would be approved this week.

    Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday, is one of the five Republican senators who announced they cannot support the health care bill as drafted.