Acting mayor Jane Williams-Warren issued an executive order on Thursday prohibiting employees from speaking to disgraced former mayor Jose “Joey” Torres.
“City employees who receive a communication from former mayor Jose ‘Joey’ Torres on matters of city business are hereby directed to decline to speak to Mr. Torres and report the incident to their department director,” read Williams-Warren’s order.
Williams-Warren could not be reached for comments on Friday morning. She was appointed by the city council as acting mayor following Torres’ late September guilty plea.
Torres has been contacting municipal employees with issues. The order also tells employees not to handle Torres’ requests relayed by an intermediary.
Williams-Warren began serving as acting mayor starting Oct. 10. She has not made any major staffing changes in the administration.
The former city clerk has kept Torres’ department directors.
Torres’ plea deal carries a five-year prison sentence. He is scheduled for sentencing next Friday.