Sentinel Colorado files request in district court for judge to decide Aurora City Council illegal meeting question

Aurora Sentinel: Attorneys for Sentinel Colorado have asked a district court judge to determine whether to make public the recording of a closed city council meeting where lawmakers discussed and ended the censure process of a fellow council person.

The Sentinel and attorneys from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press 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,” Sentinel Editor and Publisher Dave Perry said previously. “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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