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Terry Valasquez Lawsuit Settled


            The City of Colorado Springs and former City employee Terri Velasquez have reached a final agreement to resolve all claims the parties may have against one another.  Today the federal court granted a motion filed by Velasquez seeking final and permanent dismissal of the lawsuit brought by Velasquez against the City in 2011, and the City has agreed to provide payments to Velasquez totaling $250,000 to address outstanding disputes over back-pay, attorney’s fees, her termination from employment with the City, and related transition issues.  The parties mutually agreed that a final settlement would be in the best interest of both parties allowing them to move forward along separate paths.  There was no admission of any wrongdoing or liability on the part of the City.