University of Colorado, Boulder compelled to rethink transparency and public engagement in pandemic

Daily Camera: In March 2020, government agencies were forced to rethink how they conduct public business almost overnight as coronavirus precautions made in-person public meetings impossible.

The transition to remote, virtual public meetings was not without hurdles, and experts and community members say local governments encountered barriers to transparency along the way.

But virtual public meetings also provided new opportunities for community members to watch and participate in public business. As Colorado begins to return to some version of prepandemic normalcy, government officials are considering what changes to keep and where to return to business as usual.

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