Durango City Council settles open records lawsuit

The Durango Herald: The city of Durango will pay $3,250 to settle a lawsuit that accused the city of failing to properly notice an executive session and improperly denying an open records request.

Durango City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to settle the lawsuit filed by Pagosa Springs attorney Matt Roane. Councilor Olivier Bosmans was not present for the vote.

Roane said in a legal complaint that city failed to properly disclose the purpose of a July executive session in which negotiations about the transfer of real property to La Plata County for a homeless camp were discussed. The complaint also said Faye Harmer, city clerk, violated the Colorado Open Records Act by denying Roane’s requests for a copy of the meeting recording.

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