Resident alleges Erie holds illegal ‘pre-meetings,’ but town says study sessions are public

From the Daily Camera (Boulder):  Erie resident Aaron Harber — who is suing the town over his land parcel — served the town with a cease-and-desist letter Tuesday, accusing the Board of Trustees of holding illegal meetings to discuss public business.

The letter says board members and town personnel convene about a half-hour prior to their formal public meetings and that those “pre-meetings” are not recorded or archived in accordance with Colorado’s open meetings laws.

“This is another example of bad government, which seems to be a common theme in Erie,” Harber wrote in an email Tuesday.

A note at the top of the town’s meeting agenda notified the public of a “study session” beginning at 5:45 p.m. before the 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday. Town attorney Mark Shapiro said the information is on every agenda and that the sessions are open to the public.

“Do you see that?” Shapiro said, pointing to a printed agenda Tuesday night. “It’s right there.”

Visit the Daily Camera for more.


Subscribe to Our Blog