The Pagosa Springs SUN: There are times when we want to praise a public board for its dedication and hard work, but when that work is done in violation of state law, just how can we commend their actions?
In a 1997 decision, an El Paso County District Court judge issued an order restraining the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners from meeting in executive session to interview candidates for a position.
The commissioners had cited “personnel matters” as a reason for the interviews in executive session.
That judge found that the personnel matters exception “is limited to discussions of issues concerning current employees, not applicants for government employment.”
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