Legal quagmire between Durango, watchdog thickens with new lawsuit

The Durango Herald: The rivalry between the city of Durango and self-appointed government watchdog John Simpson intensified this month when Simpson and his attorney Matt Roane filed another lawsuit against the city.

The lawsuit was filed Nov. 8 with La Plata County District Court and names city clerk Faye Harmer, city manager José Madrigal and city attorney Mark Morgan in their official capacities as defendants.

Simpson is disputing the results of an open records request he made with the city in September.

A letter of complaint filed with the court says he requested emails between Durango City Council, Madrigal and Morgan concerning development of the city’s Financial Advisory Board’s governance document.

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