There’s no transparency into financial holdings of county elected officials

Colorado Springs Independent: Did you know that four of five El Paso County commissioners have business or nonprofit interests outside their commissioner roles?

If you didn’t, that’s understandable, considering commissioners and other county elected officials don’t have to file annual disclosure statements listing financial or other types of holdings or interests, unlike state, federal and city of Colorado Springs officials.

In other words, there’s no clear window into commissioners’ personal interests and whether those might conflict with their public roles.

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