Denver City Council’s public comment sessions are now televised

Colorado Politics: As of Monday evening, public comment sessions — which are held for a half-hour prior to Denver City Council’s Monday evening legislative meetings — can now be watched on television.  

Councilman Paul Kashmann direct filed the resolution on June 4 to amend the 13-member body’s procedural rules and allow the public’s open-mic time to air on Denver 8 TV. The resolution was approved 12-0 on Monday, with Councilman Chris Herndon, who represents District 8, absent.

“We had been ready to move forward and then COVID hit,” Kashmann, who represents District 6 in south Denver, told Colorado Politics in an email. “Now, as we want to encourage folks who do not need to come to our meetings to watch from the safety of their home, there couldn’t be a better time to begin televising.

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