Editorial: Wrong bill for the wrong time

Daily Camera: Anyone who cares about government transparency ought to pay very close attention to a bill that moved one step forward in the Colorado Legislature Thursday and is intimately tied to the controversial hiring process that handed Mark Kennedy the University of Colorado Boulder’s presidency.

House Bill 21-1051, Public Information Applicants for Public Employment, would amend both the Colorado Open Records Act and Open Meetings Law, changing current language governing what the public is allowed to know when chief executives are being appointed by a public body.

Introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Geitner of El Paso County and Democratic Sen. Shannon Bird of Adams County, a CU Boulder alumn, this bill is far-reaching, affecting not just CU and Colorado State University, but we are talking about school superintendents and city managers, too.

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