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Suspension Lifted For Top Parking Enforcer

By Brian Maass

DENVER (CBS4)- Denver's Manager of Enforcement and Meter Operations is back at work after a three week long investigatory suspension, although Public Works administrators aren't immediately disclosing what led to the suspension.

CBS4 reported last week that Dominic Vaiana, a $95,000 per year parking manager had been suddenly suspended with pay on May 23 with little explanation. Public works officials would not reveal what triggered Vaiana's investigatory leave.

Sources said Vaiana returned to work Monday, which was confirmed by Nancy Kuhn, a spokesperson for the Public Works Department. Vaiana is second-in-charge in Denver's Right of Way Enforcement Division. He oversees the issuing of parking tickets.

Vaiana did not respond to multiple requests from CBS4 about why he was suspended. Kuhn declined to answer questions about why Vaiana was suspended or returned to work this week, saying those answers might be provided if a legal open records request was filed. CBS4 filed that request Tuesday morning.

CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass has been with the station more than 30 years uncovering waste, fraud and corruption. Follow him on Twitter @Briancbs4.

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