Mystery surrounds suspension of Denver’s top parking enforcer

From CBS4 (Denver):  The Denver Public Works Department has placed its manager of enforcement and meter operations, Dominic Vaiana, on paid investigatory leave with little explanation to employees or the public.

On Monday, May 23, a supervisor wrote Vaiana, “This is official notification that you are being placed on investigatory leave with pay effective immediately, and until further notice.”

Vaiana is the second highest ranking administrator in the Right of Way Enforcement Division.

When CBS4 heard from city sources about the suspension and began making inquiries, Public Works refused to even reveal Vaiana’s job status.

“Public Works declines to discuss further,” wrote department spokesperson Nancy Kuhn when CBS4 sought clarification and information on May 25. She said there was no criminal investigation.

Vaiana did not respond to multiple inquiries from CBS4 about why he was suspended. When a reporter knocked on his door Tuesday afternoon Vaiana made eye contact but then ducked into another room and refused to answer his door.

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