Ethics complaint against County Administrator to be heard

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 9:00 am, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission will hear a complaint filed by Delta County Citizen Report president and senior blogger JoAnn Kalenak alleging County Administrator Robbie LeValley fiscal wrongdoing. The complaint passed its first major hurdle on Feb. 11, 2020 when IEC Commissioners found the complaint to be non-frivolous and would proceed to an official investigation and hearing.

FROM THE GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL — The complaint alleges LeValley violated the public trust when she spent $805.49 in taxpayer funds for products from Homestead Meats, a company in which she owns a business interest.

Receipts, county transaction reports and credit card statements presented in the complaint appear to show LeValley made purchases of $232.19 and $573.30 to order products from Homestead Meats.

According to the Homestead Meats website, LeValley Ranch, a cow-calf operation in western Colorado run by a family for four generations, is among the six ranches listed.

LeValley responded by saying Delta County is aware of the complaint against her and said many purchases were made from many other Delta County vendors for the 2019 Delta County Fair.

According to the complaint, LeValley violated Article 29 of the Colorado Constitution, which states any effort to realize personal financial gain through public office other than compensation provided by law is a violation of that trust.


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