City of Durango to appeal open records lawsuit it lost in March

The Durango Herald: The city of Durango will appeal the ruling of a 6th Judicial District Court judge who ruled in favor of a Durango resident in an open records lawsuit.

City Council voted 4-1 this week to appeal District Judge Suzanne Carlson’s ruling in favor of John Simpson, a Durango resident and self-appointed watchman of the city’s finances.

Carlson shot down the city’s argument that draft financial documents requested by Simpson are “work products” and thus not subject to open records requests. She ordered the city to disclose the requested documents and awarded court costs and attorney fees to Simpson.

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