Editorial: Mesa County takes welcome step toward greater transparency

The Daily Sentinel: In conjunction with National Sunshine Week in March, the Sentinel grades local government entities on transparency — or how well they conform to the state’s open meetings and open records laws.

Each year, Mesa County is at or near the bottom of the grading scale. Hopefully that’s about to change.

Last week, Mesa County commissioners unanimously agreed to terminate a contract with the county attorney, Patrick Coleman, who advised commissioners on complying with sunshine laws.

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