During the course of a performance audit into Weld County commissioners, the man responsible for ensuring that audit be impartial had more than 150 phone calls with Commissioner Sean Conway, raising questions about the fairness of the audit process.
An Arvada citizens group aimed at stopping an urban renewal plan dubbed “the $30 land deal,” is questioning executive sessions being held by city government in response to its efforts.
Erie and Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the cities, officials say, signaling the potential for heightened local control months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state Capitol.
Holding public meetings can sometimes feel like an inconvenience. Nevertheless, if more than one commissioner shows up to do the public’s business, that’s a meeting, and with very few specific exceptions, the public has a right to know about it in advance and to attend.
Three Grand Junction residents filed an ethics complaint with the Colorado Senate against Sen. Ray Scott, R-Grand Junction. They say Scott has improperly infringed on their free-speech rights by blocking them from “one or more of his official social media accounts.”
Scott has to understand that if he’s going to use social media as a vehicle to express his political views or advocate for specific government action, he’s turned his Facebook and twitter accounts into public forums where certain types of speech enjoy constitutional protection.
Weld County commissioners spent excessively on a training conference, lack transparency in some public meetings and don’t have protections in place for whistleblowers, according to an independent audit into the commissioners’ performance.
Denver Auditor Timothy O’Brien says the Denver County court system is refusing to be audited by his office and that he wants to seek a ruling in state court to compel the system to produce documents and grant access to personnel.
The Montezuma County Health Department has failed to provide restaurant inspection records to The Journal in compliance with Colorado open records law, citing a staff shortage, faulty database and insufficient funding.
Constituents blocked from participating in state Sen. Ray Scott’s social media pages believe their access should be restored after a recent court ruling declared such exclusion to be a violation of the First Amendment.