BELEN, N.M. (WR) — A former central New Mexico metropolis supervisor has filed a lawsuit over allegations the mayor misused public cash.
KRQE-TV studies former Belen metropolis supervisor Leona Vigil stated in a lawsuit this month she was wrongly demoted and ultimately fired after elevating a purple flag on some questionable spending.
In line with the lawsuit filed in state district courtroom, Vigil says Mayor Jerah Cordova insisted on transferring ahead with sidewalk repairs despite the fact that metropolis workers advised him the work would violate the Individuals with Disabilities Act.
She additionally alleges Cordova wished to spend public funds on the birthday celebration for the famend feminist artist, Judy Chicago, regardless of being advised the celebration would violate the state’s anti-donation clause.
Chicago lives in Belen.
Vigil says she was ultimately demoted to neighborhood companies director, then to deputy clerk. In February, she filed a grievance to human assets about severance pay that she by no means obtained and she or he says she was fired two weeks later.
The town stated it doesn’t touch upon pending litigation.