Aurora City Council used state sexual harassment law to keep city lawmaker allegations undisclosed

Aurora Sentinel: Allegations that Aurora Councilmember Steve Sundberg made sexually suggestive comments around city staff were investigated and confirmed but kept from the public under a Colorado law that gives cities broad discretion to withhold records related to sexual harassment.

A group of three other council members decided not to discipline Sundberg, with Sundberg saying the allegations were “minor,” and because Sundberg had reportedly apologized. No recordings were made or minutes taken of the group’s meetings.

A confidential source reported the allegations against Sundberg to The Sentinel, which requested relevant records from the City of Aurora, including an email sent to council members that contained a third-party report on the matter.

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