Littleton City Attorney Kemp placed on leave

Mayor, citing ”personnel issues,” says matter was urgent

Posted 2/12/19

Littleton City Attorney Stephen Kemp was placed on paid administrative leave on Feb. 8 amid undisclosed “personnel issues,” Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman said on Feb. 12. “I'm not happy about …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Littleton City Attorney Kemp placed on leave

Mayor, citing ”personnel issues,” says matter was urgent

Posted

Littleton City Attorney Stephen Kemp was placed on paid administrative leave on Feb. 8 amid undisclosed “personnel issues,” Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman said on Feb. 12.

“I'm not happy about it,” Brinkman said. “We're on such a great roll and this is something we would definitely rather not deal with. Hopefully it won't disrupt us.”

The decision to place Kemp on leave will be formalized at a special meeting of Littleton City Council the evening of Feb. 12, according to an agenda published on the city's website.

Brinkman declined to comment on what spurred the move, but said the decision was based on “multiple conversations with decision makers.”

Brinkman said she delivered the news to Kemp on Feb. 8, and that the decision couldn't wait until the Feb. 12 council meeting.

“We couldn't have a public vote on this because of the speed and urgency at which this had to happen,” Brinkman said. “We needed swifter action than waiting for a public vote.”

City Council will hold an executive session on Feb. 23 to discuss the matter further, Brinkman said.

Kemp was hired as Littleton's city attorney in April 2017, according to a press release. He is Littleton city government's highest-paid employee, with an annual salary of $184,800, according to city documents.

Ken Fellman, a partner in the law firm Kissinger & Fellman, has been appointed to fill in for Kemp, Brinkman said.

Kemp, reached by phone, declined to comment.

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.