Aurora lawmakers give tentative OK to censure process as open meetings lawsuit looms

Aurora Sentinel: Aurora City Council members moved forward with a proposal to simplify an arcane peer censure process currently part of a potential lawsuit by Sentinel Colorado.

City lawmakers gave initial approve to a new system that allows council members to introduce resolutions of censure, offer evidence and ask for a vote. A conviction of breaking city council rules and warranting censure would require a two-thirds vote of the city council.

The censure issue arose a few weeks ago when City Councilmember Juan Marcano initiated the censure process against Councilmember Danielle Jurinsky after she made defamatory comments about Aurora’s former police chief.

That process led to a closed city council meeting and allegations of the city council violating state open meeting laws.

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