Aurora Sentinel: Attorneys for Sentinel Colorado say a district court judge will determine whether to make public the recording of a closed city council meeting where members discussed and ended the censure process of a fellow council person.
The Sentinel and statewide free-press experts and attorneys contend the meeting violated state open meeting laws, and that the decision to end the process of censure against Councilmember Danielle Jurinsky occurred during an illegal, secret vote among lawmakers.
“The facts of the case speak for themselves as to the legality and appropriateness of handling such a public matter in private,” said Sentinel Editor and Publisher Dave Perry. “The censure of an elected official demands the public’s attention, and the public was wrongly deprived of that opportunity by holding this meeting and making a crucial decision in secret.”
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