Craig city manager terminated in closed session; council might have violated state meeting laws

Craig Press: In executive session late Tuesday evening, the Craig City Council agreed “by consensus” to terminate the employment of City Manager Mike Foreman.

The decision was announced in a statement emailed to local news outlets following Tuesday’s late-night executive session.

However, the decision may have been made in violation of the Colorado Open Meetings Law.

According to CRS 24-6-402(4): “… no adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, rule, regulation, or formal action, except the review, approval, and amendment of the minutes of an executive session recorded pursuant to subparagraph (II) of paragraph (d.5) of subsection (2) of this section, shall occur at any executive session that is not open to the public …”

Yet, according to Craig Mayor John Ponikvar, no vote — either public or during the executive session — was taken regarding Foreman’s termination.

Ponikvar said the reasons for Foreman’s termination were “personnel issues” he could not address.

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