Meetings of MSU Denver’s new student government at odds with sunshine law

Met Media: In multiple gatherings that apparently violated Colorado’s Open Meetings Law, Metro State’s reconstituted student government convened meetings last summer and this fall at which pay levels were set and other decisions made.

The Student Advocacy Council, created in a referendum last spring that dissolved the previous student government, has failed repeatedly to give notice of its meetings and to provide an advance agenda to the press and student constituents, as the law requires.

At an emergency meeting Oct. 11, which was noticed in MSU Denver’s newsletter The ‘Runner, but did not include an agenda, TSAC members acknowledged that multiple meetings had been held in a manner apparently at odds with state sunshine laws. Colorado requires timely notice and an advance agenda before two or more members of a state public body gather to discuss public business.

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