Grimes: Same goal, different process

Littleton Independent: Over the last few weeks, two elected boards in the south metro area have had to establish a process to fill a suddenly vacated seat.

In Douglas County, Elizabeth Hanson abruptly resigned from the school board.

South Suburban Parks and Recreation, which provides services in Arapahoe County and parts of Douglas County, is also managed by an elected board. In South Suburban’s case, tragedy struck when a board member died, leaving a vacant seat.

Now, let’s get into why one elected board was transparent and upfront with the public and why another is being questioned for maybe following the laws, but not adhering to the spirit of them.

The Douglas County School Board held an official open meeting, voting on a process, setting dates, and approving an application. All in public view.

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