I was surprised and saddened by the action taken by the county council on Dec. 15 when they decided to fire County Administrator Tony Mortillaro. As reported in the Los Alamos Monitor, the investigative report showed there was no illegal, unethical or immoral behavior on Tony’s part. Yet, this lame duck council chose to take this drastic action.
Tony has been an administrator for Los Alamos County for more than six years; he has served as county administrator for one and a half years. He is a qualified, competent, experienced administrator.