According to three different sources, four Brentwood city employees were fired on November 9.
All sources said that Brentwood Mayor Chris Thornton and City Administrator Bola Akande told those fired that their services were no longer needed, and their positions were being eliminated. All were long-time employees.
He said they were fired “without any prior notice and seemingly without cause.”
One said that the Human Resources manager did not know this would occur until it actually happened.
Another said she heard from one of the those fired that their health insurance ended the day after they were fired.
Those fired were Sue Krewson and Barb Cross in city hall; and CJ McClure and Jason Oestreicher in the Brentwood Police Department. Two at the police department were the final civilians working in the department, one said.
“This is part of a pattern by the mayor that has caused all the Brentwood employees to feel threatened,” one said.
One said the November firings were in addition to Dan Kornfeld, former Brentwood Parks and Recreation athletic supervisor, who was let go from his job “unceremoniously after 34 years of loyal service to the city of Brentwood,” last year. He died several months later.