Richardson Investigation Request

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Lane County commissioners are asking the Oregon State Bar to re-open an investigation involving former county administrator, Liane Richardson, now known as Liane Inkster. Commissioner Jay Bozievich says Inkster was seeking a position with the Oregon State Bar’s ethics committee earlier this year after being terminated from her job as the … Continue reading »

Troubled Past Haunts Liane Richardson

EUGENE, Ore. — Former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson is no longer being considered for a position with the Oregon State Bar, after putting her own name in the running. Liane Richardson, now known by her maiden name Liane Inkster, was removed from the running for a volunteer position with the Oregon State Bar’s Disciplinary … Continue reading »

County Administrator Search Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Board of Commissioners is pumping the brakes a bit in its search for a new administrator. Last week, the board said it was fairly confident it would be able to offer the position to an applicant by now, but so far this is no deal. Commissioners say the decision … Continue reading »

Lane County Releases Pre-Audit

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County released its pre-audit report, which was prompted by the firing of former county administrator Liane Richardson. The Lane County Board of Commissioners requested the report after Richardson was fired to make sure they hadn’t missed anything. The report is a pre-audit, but it was actually done about the same time … Continue reading »

Public Meets Administrator Candidates

EUGENE, Ore. — The saga surrounding the Lane County Board of Commissioners’ firing of its last administrator may finally be coming to a close. The board held a meet and greet with the five candidates who are in the running to take over the position vacated by Liane Richardson. Filled with back-to-back interviews with the … Continue reading »

Richardson Report Released

EUGENE, Ore. — The full report into why Lane County decided to fire former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson has been released. There were three main allegations against Richardson which ultimately resulted in her termination. As of July 26, 2013, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred … Continue reading »

Bill Fleenor Files Suit with Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Lane County Commissioner is going after county government for what he calls a lack of transparency. Bill Fleenor and his attorney announced today they’re filing a lawsuit in Lane County Circuit Court. They say the county withheld key information in the investigations report into former County Administrator Liane Richardson. Fleenor … Continue reading »

Chief Operating Officer Leaves County

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Chief Operating Officer Madilyn Zike is moving on from Lane County as she begins her new role with the state of Oregon. The move comes only months after the county’s decision to launch an internal pre-audit, stemming from the most recent allegations against her boss former Lane County Administrator Liane … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Pre-Audit

EUGENE, Ore. — Former Lane County administrator Liane Richardson is back in the spotlight. The Lane County Board of Commissioners have given the interim administrator permission to conduct a pre-audit after new allegations surfaced. During the next several weeks, Interim County Administrator Alicia Hays will assemble an internal team to conduct a pre-audit. The team … Continue reading »

New Concerns Over Former County Employee

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A renewed request to look into actions involving former Lane County administrator Liane Richardson. Commissioner Sid Leiken was firm in his email he sent out Friday morning asking the county to look further into concerns regarding Richardson. In the email commissioner Leiken sent to interim county administrator Alicia Hays and his fellow commissioners … Continue reading »

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