A Parks Department employee will be getting, at a minimum, a stern talking to after responding to a citizen complaint about the cleanliness of the Common and the Public Garden by telling the person to talk to the slobs who are making the mess rather than complain about the "hard working" park workers.
In response to the Universal Hub post on the Citizens Connect exchange, interirm Parks and Recreation Commissioner Chris Cook wrote tonight:
The Parks and Recreation Department has been made aware of the employee's response to the constituent's comment through Citizens Connect. The response was wholly inappropriate, in both its content and unprofessional language. The constituent comment submitted provided a valid and constructive suggestion that the Department is taking under advisement. We strive for prompt, courteous and respectful service from the Boston Parks Department. This employee's actions will not be tolerated and will be addressed appropriately.