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Today at least 10 managers at the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation were fired, less than a week after Mayor Adrian M. Fenty relieved DPR Director Clark E. Ray and replaced him with DCPS administrator Ximena Hartsock.
Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. released a late statement this evening decrying the move: “Once again we are witnessing the flagrant disregard of our City’s workforce….These are individuals with families, children, mortgages, and obligations. They are our neighbors and our fellow residents, and include many hardworking childcare service providers.”
LL has heard rumblings, unconfirmed, that Hartsock’s team at DCPS will be moving with her to Parks and Rec, where they will jointly administer DPR and DCPS programs this summer.