Open Records

Arvada City Council's use of executive sessions bothers group aimed at changing urban renewal authority

“Identification of the particular matter to be discussed in as much detail as possible,” and that the “mere presence or participation” of an attorney at a meeting of a public body doesn’t justify an executive session.” — Arvada residents frustrated with city’s use of executive sessions.

By Sherrie Peif · August 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arvada, Featured, Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Top News, Urban Renewal
Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

Freshmen representatives instrumental in last-minute push to pass Open Records law

“We narrowed down on one area where people could come to an agreement. Where a document exists in an electronic fashion, we ought to be able to get that it that way in 2017.” — Rep. Mike ” Weissman, (D-Arapahoe County)

By Sherrie Peif · June 2, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif

Sen. Ray Scott responds to latest Sentinel column; Publisher compares Scott to Assad

And he’s arguing about fake news?” Scott said. “Where he even came up with this stuff, I have no idea. It was kind of like a rambling manifesto about himself and how great he is that he saved the taxpayers money.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Featured, Gold Dome, Media, Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized

Weld County government under Internal Revenue Service audit after whistleblower files complaint

“If the IRS sides with me in finding the county was errant or negligent on this issue, I will be calling for the resignation of Bruce Barker and Don Warden,” the news release said. “When on the County Council, both came before us and adamantly argued their position. — Jeff Hare, Weld County resident, CPA and former County Council member.

By Sherrie Peif · March 15, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Taxes, Weld County
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More delays to Open Records bill frustrate both sides

“The public really supports transparency, so maybe that’s where it belongs, with the public.”

By Sherrie Peif · February 18, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Featured, Gold Dome, Open Records, Sherrie Peif
Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

“…I still need another $50,000 to run the kind of advertising program I’d like. Again this is an under-the-radar fundraising effort because we don’t want the other camp to find out that we are doing an Independent Expenditure.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Higher Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics
Weld County officials drawing criticism for emergency management training in Breckenridge

Weld County officials drawing criticism for emergency management training in Breckenridge

At several recent meetings of both the board of Weld County Commissioners and the Weld County Council, residents have said a recent training trip to Breckenridge was too much and accused the commissioners of using United Way to launder donations from organizations that depend on the commissioners for decisions on land use in the county.

By Sherrie Peif · October 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Open Records, Sherrie Peif, Uncategorized, Weld County
Douglas County adds dedicated open records clerk

Douglas County adds dedicated open records clerk

Silverthorn announced that an independent investigator’s report into the treatment of student Grace Davis by Silverthorn and fellow board member Judith Reynolds will be made public during a June 21 work session.

By Sherrie Peif · June 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Douglas County, Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics, Uncategorized
Governor's office brushes off transparency questions

Governor's office brushes off transparency questions

Governor Hickenlooper’s office gave no serious or meaningful answer to transparency questions posed by Complete Colorado in follow-up to an exclusive report.

By Todd Shepherd · April 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Open Records
Former state employee: I was ordered to delete emails

Former state employee: I was ordered to delete emails

When I was asked by the, uh, director of the Department of Revenue, Barbara Brohl…to delete those groups of emails along with other people, uh, my immediate response was, ‘Are you familiar with Lois Lerner?’”

By Todd Shepherd · April 17, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Exclusives, Gold Dome, Legal, Open Records, Politics