Following reports of a hostile work environment and a lack of emphasis on diversity within leadership ranks, St. Petersburg City Council member Richie Floyd is calling for a “change in leadership” at St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Floyd’s request comes after a city survey showed responses accusing Fire Chief Jim Large of making sexist, racist and homophobic remarks.
Mayor Ken Welch said his administration “recommits” to a positive workplace culture, according to the Times.
Large has worked for the fire department for nearly 50 years. He was promoted to the department’s top post in 2006.
– Staff Reports, Florida Politics, The Tampa Bay 100