Basalt, Guy trade answer briefs in open meetings lawsuit appeal

Aspen Daily News: The latest round of legal pyrotechnics in the case of Ted Guy versus the town of Basalt — which has been dragging on for three years — is in the hands of the Colorado Court of Appeals.

On Aug. 20, Basalt filed its answer brief in the case. Last week, Guy, through his attorneys, responded to Basalt’s answer brief.

It all began in October 2016, when Guy, a long-time Basalt resident, and a group of ad hoc citizens he refuses to name, filed suit in Eagle County District Court against Basalt Mayor Jacque Whitsitt, then-Basalt Town Attorney Thomas Smith, Basalt Town Clerk Pam Shilling and the entire Basalt Town Council. In that suit, Guy alleged that the Basalt Town Council did not properly conduct four executive sessions in accordance with the Colorado Open Meetings Law (COML).

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