City Council postpones item asking for firing of Assistant City Manager

Sam Cosas holds the Code of Ethics while outside of City Chambers.

Efforts to have Richmond Assistant City Attorney and Human Resources Director Leslie Knight removed from her position were deterred Tuesday evening, when a resolution calling for her dismissal was taken off the city council agenda shortly before the meeting. The resolution, introduced by Councilmember Jovanka Beckles, recommended that City Manager Bill Lindsay, who has the…

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At council meeting, protesters call for tougher treatment of assistant city manager

Bill Lindsay

Before Tuesday night’s city council meeting, more than 20 people gathered on the chamber steps holding signs—“Richmond needs accountability,” “Investigate little luxuries in Richmond,” and “Richmond United Against Corruption”—in reference to assistant city manager Leslie Knight, who heads the human resources department. The results of a city-funded investigation released last week showed that she had…

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Investigation finds that Assistant City Manager violated city policies

The results of an investigation into allegations against Richmond’s Assistant City Manager Leslie Knight showed that she had violated several city staff policies, according to a statement released on Friday by the office of the city manager.   The summarized findings from the investigation conducted by the Van Dermyden Allison Law Corporation concluded that Knight…

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