Denver is challenging its own ethics board over ‘all in the family’ gift disclosures

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.

Editorial: Estes Valley Planning Commission disregarding the rules

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.