Monument town meeting to discuss investigation of alleged campaign finance violations descends into chaos

The Gazette: A special Monument Town Council meeting Wednesday, held to discuss a report commissioned to investigate campaign finance violations by the town, town staff actions and possible redistricting problems in the newly approved charter, among other issues, descended into chaos with members of the public and the board shouting at each other. 

The meeting was ultimately ended without a discussion of the report, originally planned as a session closed to the public, amid chaotic shouted comments from the crowd, including statements that the board was operating without an attorney, and their actions could open the town up to lawsuits.

Audience members also pointed out that board members’ terms ended in November, under town documents that changed the election cycle for the town. The argument the board members’ terms have ended was laid out in a memo by the Mayor-elect Mitch LaKind’s attorney, William Reed, in a memo recently published online. 

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