Keep the sun shining on local government


Wouldn’t it be great if everyone embraced the notion of open government?

Over the past year, local boards have been called out in this editorial space for violation of the Open Meetings (Sunshine) Law (OML). This week is no exception.

In a public meeting earlier this week, SUN staff was given a copy of email correspondence between a quorum of the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners.

When SUN staff noted that the correspondence was in violation of the Sunshine Law, a participant of the meeting quietly indicated that the emails were not for public consumption.

The law defines a meeting as “any kind of gathering, convened to discuss public business, in person, by telephone, electronically, or by other means of communication.”

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