Editorial: Local governments could do better at lifting the shades

The Daily Sentinel: A funny thing about transparency in government — attempts to circumvent it provide a level of transparency about how our elected officials regard the public’s right to know.

Mesa County Commissioners and the Mesa County Valley School District 51 Board of Education have both shown themselves to be hollow on transparency — despite giving it a lot of lip service — by making decisions in a less-than-open way.

We usually delve into transparency issues in conjunction with National Sunshine Week in March, going so far as to offer individual “grades” for local government entities on how well they “let the sunshine in.”

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