gvfd Tony DeMaio confirms he has withdrawn all appeals related to his employment dismissal from the Golden Valley Fire District. Demaio has not yet explained his about-face, after quietly and diligently working for months to appeal his demotion from Captain to Engineer before he was fired right before last Christmas.  A possible settlement of the DeMaio appeal was to have been addressed during last Thursday’s special meeting of the Fire District Board, but there was nothing to consider after DeMaio pulled the plug on his effort. The board spent time in executive session discussing a possible settlement of matters involving previous termination of Administrative Manager Nicole Guerrero. The Board emerged from the meeting to vote in favor of directing legal counsel to do whatever was discussed in private. Guerrero’s lawyer and the District’s legal counsel have been negotiating in an effort to resolve her employment appeals and her harassment claim.

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