Odessa City Council Held Special Meeting along with T2 Professional Consultants


Odessa, Texas/March 10, 2023-On Tuesday, March 7th the Odessa City Council held a special meeting presenting an update on a study done by T2 Professional Consulting. During the power point presentation several terms were introduced to the council: Silos- situations where employees, teams, or departments don’t share information, resources, or ideas with others in the organization. 

Definition of other terms used during the T2 Professional Consulting presentation: Grey Rhinos-is highly probable and has high impact, yet it’s neglected as a threat. and Black Swans-is an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

During the special meeting it was revealed that the City of Odessa Policy, Procedures and Practices manual had not been updated since 2008. The failure from other city council administrations to update the policy, could potentially trigger lawsuits from employees and/or staff regarding sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and racial and other types of discrimination. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

T2 Professional Consulting suggested to the Odessa City Council to form a Benchmark committee comprised of two members of the council, business leaders and two citizens of Odessa to find a new City Manager. Odessa City Council, by unanimous vote will be the Benchmark Committee, eliminating community engagement. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa, Texas) 

The City of Odessa Mayor, Javier Joven, is hopeful that the City Council will wrap up all business with T2 Professional Consulting sometime in July.  

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.  


Author: Danny Barrera

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