So this morning’s NJ brings us another story of CAO David Grimaldi being abusive to another citizen. This time, it isn’t a barroom brawl, but it is abusive behavior towards a volunteer at Rockwood Manison.
New Castle County Chief Administrative Officer David Grimaldi clashed with an 84-year-old woman recently who volunteers at Rockwood Park and Museum, ending the woman’s 30 years of service at the historic site because Grimaldi said her treatment of him was unacceptable.
The soft-spoken Nancy Schanes, all 4 feet 11 inches of her, said her volunteer service at the county-owned facility has brought her joy and had become a more important part of her life after her husband died about a year ago.
Put together the barroom brawl, and other incidents of aggressive behavior towards other people in public (scroll to the end), and we have a pretty good pattern of personal aggression towards others that isn’t worthy of a public servant. In this case, the target is an elderly woman who volunteers at the Mansion — meaning that she isn’t in much of a position to make many decisions besides enforcing the rules.
So while we have County leadership trying to bully Councilwoman Lisa Diller for admonishing County Attorney Pepukayi to do his job, we have CAO Grimaldi wandering around NCCo beating people up, shoving people and now intimidating little old ladies who volunteer at Rockwood. Think the NAACP will be rolling out to advise Grimaldi that he needs Anger Management Training? Or asking for a meeting? Or threatening other action of he doesn’t treat people better? Yeah, I don’t think so, either.