A ruling on a Colorado Open Records Act request to examine documents related to three former Visit Estes Park employees will likely be made this week, a Larimer District Court judge said.
State lawmakers are, finally, closer than ever to passing a measure that would modernize Colorado’s treasured open records laws, saving taxpayers money and saving time and money for those who want information from their state and local government that must be made available to them by law.
Several Aurora City Council members, led by Councilman Charlie Richardson, clashed with city management staff at a tempestuous council study session, claiming workers in City Manager George “Skip” Noe’s office have been providing the city’s elected officials with shoddy information.
Colorado’s campus free speech bill won a unanimous 64-0 vote on the state House floor. It was another triumph of bipartisan support for a bill that was early linked in the minds of lawmakers to contentious conservative cable-news narratives but that broke increasingly free with each committee and floor debate to be embraced as productive and important public policy, turning skeptics into supporters all along the way.
Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway, in a possible “self-serving” effort to discredit his fellow commissioners, leaked a complaint against himself to two media outlets, according to a Mountain States Employers Council investigation.
In the spirit of Sunshine Week, we offer our annual assessment of how well local agencies let the sun shine on their actions and if they’ve run afoul of open-meetings and open-records laws.
A top advocate for open records in Colorado says he supports the Denver district attorney’s decision to investigate whether Denver police administrators violated the state’s open records law.
How do responsible citizens interact with news media? What does good journalism look like? Is it ever fair to apply the term “fake news” to stories from otherwise reputable media outlets?
District Judge Shelley Hill ruled that a Jan. 26 court hearing should not have been closed to the public, and the transcripts should be released.
Government both represents and is funded by citizens and taxpayers, which is why government records belong to the public. National Sunshine Week is about the public’s right to know what happens within the government bodies that work on behalf of citizens.