Transparency trouble in Boulder

From the Boulder Weekly: The city of Boulder seems to have joined a growing number of government agencies in Colorado that have started charging more for — and taking more time to produce — public documents when faced with open records requests.

Attorneys and activists alike are crying foul, suggesting that the disturbing new trend is not only legally questionable, but appears to be an attempt to discourage media outlets and citizens alike from peering too deeply into taxpayer-funded activities.

In the case of the city of Boulder, Boulder Weekly has documented numerous cases in which open records requests — filed both by the newspaper and local citizens — have either been denied or met with demands for hundreds of dollars and wait times exceeding what is allowed by state law.

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