Aug 10, 2011 8:50 PM by Kirsten Bennett
Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced who will lead the investigation into allegations made by former Finance Director Terri Velasquez.
Mayor Bach says Denver firm of Kelly, Stacy and Rita LLC will begin the independent investigation immediately. Last week, Mayor Steve Bach ordered an immediate, thorough and neutral investigation of all allegations made by Velasquez. Yesterday, Colorado Springs City Council passed a unanimous resolution in support of the Mayor's decision.
"The firm I have hired has never had any involvement with, for or against The City of Colorado Springs. They have represented a number of the largest companies in Colorado and nationally and have vast experience in employment law cases as well as internal investigations and matters involving financial misconduct," Bach said.
Lead attorney Dave Stacy, senior partner at Kelly, Stacy & Rita LLC, has more than 30 years' experience in employment law, is past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law section of the Colorado Bar, and has been selected for inclusion on numerous lists of the best employment lawyers in Colorado for many years, according to the Mayor's office.