Clarifying and Communicating Suspension and Ban Policies

10 May 2019


Mr. B complained that Parks, Forestry and Recreation (PF&R) unfairly suspended him from all of its programs and facilities for one year.

We reviewed the process by which PF&R made the decision to suspend Mr. B after it found that he had made inappropriate and harassing comments to an employee. The City had offered Mr. B an opportunity to discuss the incident that led to his suspension and to explain his point of view. We found that the City considered the information he presented before reaching its decision and that there was no basis to recommend any changes to Mr. B’s suspension. We encouraged PF&R to make more information about its suspension and ban policies available to the public.

All names are changed to protect the privacy of complainants.