Colorado lawmakers wrap 2021 session with mixed marks on transparency scorecard

It was a session of highs and lows, as far as Colorado bills concerning government transparency.

Among the positive developments in 2021: Legislators passed two police accountability bills that require more transparency from law enforcement agencies.

On the downside: Lawmakers approved a bill allowing public bodies to disclose one finalist when choosing a city manager, university president or school superintendent.

Jeffrey A. Roberts, executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, breaks down the good and the bad of the state’s legislative session in a June 10, 2021, article.