The county has issued a statement to employees, a media statement and now a video, but really hasn’t said anything of substance on the firing of Liane Richardson, citing legal concerns. The results of the investigation have not been released. The employee statement that was emailed out this morning warns county workers not to talk to the media.
Interestingly enough, though only one whistleblower has been mentioned in letters and documents EW has seen, Board Chair Sid Leiken says in the video statement below, “We’ve seen a lot of brave employees come forward, and I want to say thank you to all of them.”
We’re hoping the county didn’t spend any money on the video — remember when Richardson hired former TV anchor Rick Dancer to make videos for $50,000 after the commissioners voted against spending money on an award-winning videeo series?
Statement from Sid Leiken, Chair of the Lane County Board of Commissioners from Lane County Government on Vimeo.