Colorado Community Media: Some public-process issues deserve extra attention. House Bill 21-1051, now working its way through the Colorado Capitol, must be opposed.
The bill aims to rewrite portions of the Colorado Open Meetings Act and Colorado Open Meetings Law to allow public bodies to disclose just one finalist when choosing a new chief executive such as a city manager, school district superintendent or university president.
Unfortunately, a panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals recently reversed an earlier decision that open-government laws require the naming of multiple chief executive finalists. Instead it ruled that the University of Colorado regents did not violate CORA when it released only Mark Kennedy’s application for the CU presidency to the Boulder Daily Camera in 2019.
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