Boswell resigns as head of city hiring: sources
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
The Denver attorney hired by Mayor Daley to oversee city hiring only to be stripped of that responsibility resigned Monday, joining the long list of outsiders chewed up by Chicago’s unique brand of politics.
Anthony Boswell told his staff at the city’s shrinking Office of Compliance that he was leaving his $161,856-a-year job, effective May 30, “unless they march him out of there earlier.”
“He said he needed to resign in order to fight dirty like the people who were fighting him,” said an employee in attendance.
Boswell could not be reached for comment. His resignation letter thanked the mayor for the opportunity to “serve your administration.”
Last month, Daley suspended Boswell for 30 days for allegedly mishandling an intern’s sexual harassment complaint against a 911 center deputy.
The suspension, recommended by Inspector General Joe Ferguson, set the stage for Daley to transfer control over city hiring from the Office of Compliance to the inspector general.