Can a city influence itself? That’s a question the Denver Board of Ethics has asked since November when board members decided that substantial gifts from city agencies to members of the City Council or the mayor’s office required public reporting. But the Denver City Attorney challenged that opinion, saying the city is one family, and council members and other city employees shouldn’t have to disclose gifts from within that family.
The people who run Elbert County’s libraries are suing because they don’t want politicians determining who is in charge of what people read.
The sports stars, politicians, and business movers and shakers who make up the exploratory committee for a potential Denver bid to host the Olympic Winter Games have begun digging into the issue — but, so far, the discussions are being held behind closed doors.
A Weld District Court Judge will determine whether an employment file sought by Complete Colorado for more than a year is subject to open records laws.
A Weld County judge will decide whether records relating to the job performance of a candidate for office will be made public. The Greeley Tribune is seeking information related to Elisa Kunkel’s performance in the wake of her lawsuit against her former boss and now political rival, Weld County Clerk and Recorder Carly Koppes.
The use of emails to hold rolling meetings without the public being involved is a serious infraction. As a member of a public board you cannot discuss board policy or business in an email with more than two board members. The Estes Valley Planning Commission violated this rule.
A pirate radio signal that first shot out across Longmont’s airwaves late last year has drawn an unusual, high-level scolding from the Federal Communications Commission — directed not at the illicit broadcasters, but to an online news outlet that wrote about their hijacking of an FM frequency.
Estes Park Town Administrator Frank Lancaster sent out a public email notifying the Town Board of Trustees that there was a violation of the Colorado Sunshine Law by the Estes Valley Planning Commission.
A little-noticed rule change recently approved by the Colorado secretary of state inserted a gap in a law designed to expose conflicts of interest for top elected officials.
Lawmakers seeking answers from the Governor are using a tactic generally reserved for members of the public or the media.