UPDATE: Terri Velasquez has worked for the city since 1987, not 1997. I apologize for the error.
Terri Velasquez, who is the city’s financial and administrative services director, has been placed on paid administrative leave by Steve Cox, the mayor’s chief of staff.
But city officials won’t say why.
“We are not sharing any details at this time as this is a personnel matter,” city spokesman John Leavitt said in an email.
Velasquez was placed on paid leave “as of Monday at five,” said Stephannie Finley, who is working with Mayor Steve Bach for a month.
According to the city’s website, Velasquez is a Colorado Springs native who has worked for the city since 1987.
As financial and administrative services director, she oversaw the Information Technology Department and the divisions of revenue and collections, procurement services and financial services, as well as the Parking System Enterprise.
“Ms. Velasquez holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado,” according to the city’s website. “She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Finance Officer.”