County Releases Richardson Report

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County released results Thursday of an independent investigation into former county administrator Liane Richardson’s pay. Among the key findings in the report, as of July 26 of this year, Richardson had cashed out more than 225 hours of paid vacation, sick leave and deferred compensation–amounting to more than $16,000 in extra … Continue reading »

No Charges Against Liane Richardson

EUGENE, Ore. — The Marion County District Attorney’s Office has reached a ruling in the case of former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson. Marion County Deputy District Attorney Paige Clarkson released a letter Monday morning say Richardson will not be facing criminal charges in a case filed in July saying Richardson allegedly altered her pay. … Continue reading »

No Charges Filled Against Richardson

SALEM, Ore. — The Marion County District Attorney’s Office announced it will not file any criminal charges against a former Lane County administrator. The district attorney’s office says it was appointed as special prosecutor to review any potential charges stemming from the employment and practices of former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson. Following a full … Continue reading »

Liane Richardson Officially Terminated

EUGENE, Ore. – the Lane County Board of Commissioners officially terminated Liane Richardson as county administrator. Both sides came to an agreement that prevents either from suing the other. Richardson’s termination was passed with little to no discussion, but Commissioner Jay Bozievich did take time to comment on the issue. “I believe this agreement is … Continue reading »

Marion County Reviews Richardson Case

EUGENE, Ore. — The Marion County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case of former Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson to see if criminal charges will be filed. Richardson was fired from Lane County last week for converting her paid vacation, sick leave and deferred compensation to immediate payments. When an employee had questioned the … Continue reading »

Commissioners Fire County Administrator

EUGENE, Ore. — Liane Richardson is now officially the former Lane County Administrator. The board of commissioners made the unanimous decision Tuesday. Lane County commissioners spent nearly two hours in a private discussion before they finally came to a decision. They say it has not been an easy process and it’s not over just yet. … Continue reading »

Board Reacts to County Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a day after Lane County announced it’s seeking an investigation into its county administrator, there’s already a lot of feedback and confusion from the community. Commissioners say people have questioned the investigation into former County Administrator Liane Richardson. She took voluntary leave after an employee raised concerns about how she was … Continue reading »

County Administrator Under Investigation

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County administrator’s decision to step down is prompting the Lane County Board of Commissioners to investigate the situation. The relatively private issue became public earlier this week when Liane Richardson released a string of e-mails to the media about the reasoning behind her decision to take leave. Richardson was nowhere … Continue reading »

Lane County Administrator Takes Leave

EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County official confirms that Lane County Administrator Liane Richardson placed herself on a voluntary administrative leave, Tuesday. There was an executive hearing Wednesday morning regarding Richardson’s leave. Watch KEZI 9 News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to learn more about the developing story.      

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