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Open Meeting Records Are Available to You, the Public

(Colorado) -- You really just have to ask if you want to see the entirety of a public meetings happenings. This includes agendas, minutes and audio files if they are available.


According to the Colorado Sunshine Law, you can see it here,

https://leg.colorado.gov/publications/law-summary-open-meeting-requirements-colorado-sunshine-law Public notice of public meetings of elected officials and others doing business on the people's behalf must be posted in a public place. These days that can be on-line on an official website or posted on a bulletin board in a public place, such as the courthouse.




Here's what some southeast Colorado counties do to make their minutes available to the public.


  • For the Bent County meeting minutes from a commissioners meeting for example, you can request copies of the notes from the Clerk and Recorder and have them in about a week. This county does not record the audio of public meetings. https://www.bentcounty.net/




When you call or visit the office, have the exact date of the meeting ready for them. There might be a wait time to receive the documents and/or files.


Government, local, state and federal is required to be accountable and transparent in their actions. It is your right to ask to see what is happening.