According to a press release sent from the office of James Ramos, Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the Director of San Bernardino County’s Human Resources, Andrew L. Lamberto was arrested, charged, and cited in Orange County on a misdemeanor count of engaging in prostitution in March of 2015. Andrew pleaded guilty and was convicted August of 2015. He was charged and served 10 days of community service in lieu of jail time and ordered to three years of unsupervised probation. As of today nothing has happened to Mr. Lamberto with his employment in the county of San Bernardino but will be discussed by the Board with Greg Devereaux, CEO of the county on November 3rd 2015.
The position of Director of Human Resources serves as the face of San Bernardino County to all employees and prospective employees and sets the standard for employee behavior. That position also upholds and implements all policies that are adopted by the policymakers. One of the questions requiring answers from the supervisors and CEO should be: is this the person you want to continue to represent you and the county citizens?
When I worked in corporate America, I witnessed and fought against systems of injustice when it came to administering discipline. The saying “boys will be boys” held true for a certain group unless you belonged to the minority. Although I may not have all of the facts, Lamberto is allegedly still on the public payroll without any disciplinary action taken thus far.
Maybe this is why Chairman Ramos is taking up the issue now that it has come to his attention. As Spike Lee stated in his movie — “Do the Right Thing” — by the citizens and taxpayers of the county.