Friday, July 29, 2011

Velasquez suing city, says Gazette

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM

If we're going to give them hassle for apparent plagiarism, we should also give them credit when they do a job well.

The Gazette's Daniel Chacon has beaten the rest of the local media to a significant story. In well-organized fashion, it details Terri Velasquez's claims that she was fired by the city of Colorado Springs for whistle-blowing — targeting, among others, Steve Cox, now the chief of staff for Mayor Steve Bach.

Velasquez, a 20-plus year city employee who ascended to director of finance and administrative services, says hints that she plans to sue the city, according to a two-page statement obtained by the Gazette. Wouldn't be surprised if someone's asked to put in a bit of overtime this weekend to remove her bio from the city's website.

Without a doubt, media outlets will be all over this in the coming days and weeks. For now, though, kudos to Chacon for his work on this one.

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