The corps of City Hall administrators has begun to shrink, but not through Amber Dixon's doing.
She was one of two exempts -- along with district spokeswoman Elena Cala -- who accompanied Williams to nearly every event, whether it was a ribbon-cutting or a board meeting.
Some of you may remember her as one of the staffers (along with Cala) who scolded me and videographer Joseph Popiolkowski in June for having the nerve to come into a public office and seek a comment from the superintendent, after we had been shut out of two sessions he held with the press. Comerford and Cala made sure we left the office, and then called security to be extra safe.
Comerford is shown in the picture above ushering us out of the office. And in this video, here she is, making it clear that she thinks the district's media relations office is no place for the media:
Comerford's comments toward the end of the video refer to a story that ran in April indicating that she and several other exempt employees did not meet the minimum qualifications posted for their positions in the district.
Well, it seems Comerford has now taken a job with the College Board.
She wasted no time switching her employer as it's listed on her Facebook page, although she's still employed by the district until next Friday.
I'm told, though, that she hasn't been in City Hall this week, as she's called in sick.
Dixon tells me she does not plan to fill Comerford's position, which carried a $71,500 salary.
- Mary Pasciak