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Colorado colleges seek exemption to open meetings law

A bill that would allow two Colorado colleges’ governing boards to make decisions outside of public meetings is working its way through the Colorado Legislature, but it may see pushback from one of those colleges.

House Bill 1259 would allow the boards of trustees for Aims Community College and Colorado Mountain College to “meet” electronically, opening the door for meetings via web portal, email or any other digital platform through which the public would essentially be unable to attend.

The bill would allow an exception to the Colorado Open Meetings Law, which clearly bars such meetings that exclude public attendance. Continue…