Monday, January 04, 2010

Never Make Permanent Enemies of Key People Such as La Linda

Linda, the cost of researching the total for Tom Gonzalez's firm's defense of the pay-off for the Erwin case will be about $63, right? If so, go ahead. I am good for that. Be sure to include all the names of the attorneys involved in the defense of the case.

Surely I don't have to pay for an accounting of the six years' that Gonzalez's salary totals. . I am a poor retired teacher on a pension. The schools should cut some slack for retired teachers.

I want to see that formula y'all use for such requests as my request for the trial total. I also would like to have as public information any salary surveys for board attorneys that Mr. Gonzalez has conducted during the time of the Gonzalez hegemony. If the Personnel Director is worth his bloated salary, he will have conducted these surveys just in case the superintendent or board members were alert enough to ask for them.

I learned of the personnel director's duties when my old man did that job for a while for an international corporation to feed and clothe our four children.

I am considering doing a booklet on how to search for information from public institutions in Florida and selling it on the Web for $1.99. People need the benefit of a veteran in this field comme moi, and the Public Affairs Office of the Hillsborough County Schools will get its space big-time.

The first time I asked for public information Marc Hart was at the head job in your area. He was surprised, indignant, and snotty. I don't think many people ask for public information, alas. If they did, you would need assistants or maybe even a separate office with you as head. You could say you owe your elevation all to me. That would make you a popular and admired administrator among the ROSSAC indigenous tribe. Hegarty could continue to do his dithering act and accomplish absolutely nothing but his present job of being gofer to the other ROSSAC crowd and the Board.

Mark Hart is now a friend. I heard from him recently. I am rooting for him to get a job that helps him assist his former wife to support his two children. The local employment community blackballed him, of course. I have learned that Pole Girl Falliero was not the actuating but a contributing cause of his divorce. Her affair caused her own divorce, however; and she was stupid enough to waive child support for her two girls for the pledge of his not revealing the cause of the divorce. Anybody that dumb and that careless of her children's wellbeing should not serve on the school board; we need better brains there than such behavior signals.

I changed the data about Falliero's lesser responsibility for the Hart divorce on my Web site. I don't think it will make people like her any better, however. And she retains her earned title of Pole Girl.



From: Linda Cobbe []
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2010 9:05 AM
To: lee de cesare
Subject: Re: Public Information

Lee - I pasted below a series of emails related to your May 2008 request for the Thompson Sizemore & Gonzalez fees related to the Erwin case. The response immediately below is your final response, so we did not provide you with how much his firm charged for defending against the Erwin case. The amount of research and the cost to do that research remains about the same. Is your response the same?

Linda Cobbe

No, of course not. Tom Gonzalez said he would send you some figures. Let’s see what his comment yields. lee

From: Linda Cobbe []

Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 3:32 PM

To: lee de cesare

Cc: Stephen Hegarty; Ken Otero

Subject: Re:

Staff in the budget division have begun researching the attorneys' fees for the Doug Erwin case. Before they take any more time, I need to know if you are willing to pay for the staff time this is taking. We estimate it will be a total of about three hours, at an hourly rate of approximately $21. Do you want them to proceed?

Linda Cobbe

Office of Communications

Hillsborough County Public Schools

901 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33602


813-272-4510 FAX

813-493-6964 CELL


Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications (including e-mail) to or from public employees are public records available to anyone who asks. Your e-mail communications and your e-mail address may therefore be subject to public disclosure.

"lee de cesare" <> writes:

Linda, tell Tom Gonzalez my response to his most recent Fed-x’d letter is on my blog. The big baby has put a block-sender on me so that I can not email him directly. Thank you. lee

Linda E. Cobbe

External Communications Manager

Hillsborough County Public Schools

901 E. Kennedy Blvd.

Tampa, FL 33602

813-272-4602 (O)

813-493-6964 (C)

813-272-4510 (F)

Please do not print this message unless it's absolutely necessary.

Our mission is to provide an education that enables each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.

"lee de cesare" <> writes:

No. I got the pay of $275,000 for one year for him; but I don't have either of the other figures. I have always wondered how much it cost taxpayers to defend against the Erwin Whistleblower case.

I have asked the Pinellas SB for its lawyer's salary and contract if he has one. lee

From: Linda Cobbe []

Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:55 PM

To: lee de cesare

Subject: Re: Public Information

I'm pretty sure you have all of these records already. We're closed until Monday. LC

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device

From: "lee de cesare" <>

Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 20:47:02 -0500

To: <>; Linda Cobbe<>

Cc: <>

Subject: Public Information

Ms. Cobbe: I would like the total tax dollars spent to pay Tom Gonzalez's firm to defend the board against the whistle blower case of Doug Erwin.

I would also like a yearly salary paid in tax funds to Mr. Gonzalez for his being board attorney.

Lee Drury De Cesare


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Vox Populi said...

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