Montrose County, on Colorado’s Western Slope, has pulled its sex-offender list offline, reportedly because of a recent court ruling in which U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch found that such registries constituted cruel and unusual punishment in the case of three plaintiffs. The action was taken despite the fact that the ruling is specific to the complainants in question, rather than everyone on the roster, and Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has announced her intention to appeal.
For the most part, residents don’t tend to show up at workshop meetings of the Grand Junction City Council. Yet when an issue hits a nerve or impacts their neighborhood, it’s not uncommon for dozens of people to pack the City Hall auditorium’s chairs.
The Associated Students of Colorado State University’s senate is currently in the process of attempting to impeach the student body president. But, they don’t seem to want to tell anyone why they’re trying to impeach him. They tried to call an “executive session,” in order to discuss the alleged violations without the public – including journalists – present.
Erie’s Board of Trustees approved an ordinance that will require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the town — only months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state Capital.
Boulder County has updated its online system for processing public records requests. The new website will allow people to submit public records requests, track the progress of the county’s response and download electronic records that others have asked for.
Boulder Valley School District officials are defending originally not releasing information about last year’s $850,000 fraud case, citing ongoing legal concerns.
Erie’s Board of Trustees will consider an ordinance requiring oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the town. If approved, the town would be one of the first local municipalities in the state to enforce such a measure.
The native production provision, which enhances Coloradoan’s access to government information and ensures the transparency expected in the 21st century, is the most important change to CORA providing citizens with a tool for ensuring greater government accountability.
Emails sent to the Boulder City Council, of which there can sometimes be hundreds in a week, will automatically be made available to the public, the city’s communications department said.
Less than two years before the next municipal election, a Denver City Council proposal seeks to close transparency gaps that allow spending to go unreported as long as the people behind it don’t coordinate directly with a candidate’s campaign.