Sacramento County CEO Placed on Administrative Leave

Sacramento County Chief Executive Officer Nav Gill was placed on administrative leave last week. He is accused of creating a toxic work environment “rife with sexism, intimidation, racism, and a blatant disregard for public health.”

Public health officials have accused Gill of undermining their efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic. In a two-page letter, Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye alleges Gill mocked people in the office for wearing masks, singled women out for ridicule, and retaliated against those who spoke out against him.

The county is conducting an investigation into the accusations. Supervisors have already issued a 3-2 vote of no confidence in his abilities as CEO. His termination, however, would require a supermajority of at least four board members.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee.


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