Editor’s note. We included a link to this story from our online news partner The Seattle Times on Wednesday, Oct. 6, but on Thursday, The Times issues the following correction:
“The Oct. 6 story about Kimberly Cole resigning as the mayor of Edmonds’ executive assistant, incorrectly said the city personnel office gave out information about her medical condition to other employees. Instead, Cole said information about a protection order she obtained against a former boyfriend was shared among employees.
We have changed our headline above and the excerpt below to reflect the correction.
Our online news partner The Seattle Times has detailed information not reported elsewhere about the resignation of Mayor Mike Cooper’s executive assistant, Kim Cole, including ongoing tension between herself and ex-Human Resources Director Debi Humann — whom Cooper fired Sept. 21.
According to the Times report, “the two departures were the culmination of over a year of tension in Edmonds City Hall, where Humann had worked for 12 years.”
Cole said that the City “began to keep surveillance over her work hours and activities, even though she was answerable only to the mayor and worked on salary,” the Times said, and added that Humann began to increasingly complain about her to Cooper.
You can read the complete Seattle Times story here.