Boulder County sued over Marshall Fire debris contract

Boulder Daily Camera: A newly incorporated nonprofit has filed an injunction against Boulder County, arguing that it violated open meetings laws and was not transparent in selecting a contractor to conduct Marshall Fire debris removal.

The complaint was filed Feb. 15 by Demanding Integrity in Government Spending, a nonprofit established in late January by Michael Brown, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It demands access to records from a number of closed meetings and executive sessions in which county officials discussed the contract for debris removal in the wake of the state’s most destructive fire, which blazed across eastern Boulder County on Dec. 30.

According to the legal documents, it falls to Boulder County to evaluate and select the contractors that will undertake the cleanup of the thousands of acres of devastation caused by the fire. It is no minor project, the complaint acknowledges.

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