By Jeffrey A. Roberts
CFOIC Executive Director
Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting proposed state legislation that would phase out the required publication of county public notices.
Proponents of Senate Bill 18-156 say the notices are a waste of taxpayer money because the same financial and salary information is available on county websites.
But the Colorado Press Association makes a case that public notices are still a valuable tool for government transparency, providing a permanent, neutral-party record of important public information.