Aurora lawmakers agree to censure process changes amid legal threats from Sentinel Colorado

Aurora Sentinel: The Aurora City Council voted Monday night to change the process by which council members can censure each other as the city faces an impending lawsuit from The Sentinel over allegations that it violated open meeting laws when discussing the potential censure of Councilmember Danielle Jurinsky.

The new resolution, which passed 6-4 Monday, will do away with the fact-finding attorneys that the city previously had the power to hire to investigate allegations of misconduct during a censure process and will leave the decision in the hands of council members.

As before, a two-thirds vote of the city council would be required to convict a council member of violating the city’s charter or council rules and impose censure.

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