Open meeting lawsuit targeting Boulder County delays Marshall Fire debris removal

FOX31: Boulder County government said wildfire debris removal in Superior and Louisville will be delayed due to a lawsuit. The complaint, filed by a newly-created nonprofit, takes aim at Boulder County’s process in selecting a company to perform the debris removal work.

The lawsuit was filed by Michael Brown’s government integrity nonprofit. Brown was the head of FEMA under President George W. Bush’s administration and lives in Colorado. The concern here is over how Boulder County is conducting its meetings and whether decisions are being made above board.

Demanding Integrity in Government Spending, the nonprofit that was created in January, says payment by FEMA is not guaranteed and comes only when local governments follow FEMA rules. This is why open meetings are necessary for public scrutiny over what the suit says could be a $100 million cleanup project.

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