Embattled Strasburg Fire board bans video, audio and photographs of public meetings

9NEWS (Denver): Currently fighting a court battle over video showing the Strasburg Fire Protection District’s board going into executive session without a vote in August as required by state law, the board voted Thursday to ban all methods of recording their meetings.

In a unanimous vote, the five board members adopted a new policy they say is meant to improve the decorum of their meetings. It includes a provision banning photographs, video and audio recordings of the public meetings.

“We’re suspending the meeting until cameras are removed from the meeting,” board president Don Sherer said, looking at Brad Jones, a former Strasburg volunteer firefighter who was terminated last month, less than 24 hours after he appeared on 9NEWS criticizing a conflict of interest involving Sherer.

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