How to watch and participate in Douglas County government meetings

Douglas County News-Press: Keeping an eye on the people who make decisions about your tax dollars has become easier during the pandemic, and you can watch and participate in many different Douglas County meetings from your own home.

Commissioners serve as a county’s elected leaders, somewhat similar to city councils. They make policy decisions that largely affect parts of the county that are “unincorporated” — areas that sit outside of municipalities.

In Douglas County, that includes Highlands Ranch and many other areas, such as Franktown and Roxborough.

Sometimes, commissioners also make decisions that can affect the county as a whole, such as pulling Douglas County out of the former Tri-County Health Department during the coronavirus pandemic and starting Douglas’ own health department.

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