The Grand Junction City Council needs to call for a mandatory training on sunshine laws. It should be led by someone who understands the law’s requirements.
Normally, the city attorney would be a good candidate because his job is to make sure council decisions pass legal muster. But since the council frequently manages to do the people’s business in the dark, it appears he’s not well-suited to the task.
Maybe the council should call Jeff Roberts, the executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. Roberts is called upon frequently by the Sentinel to explain the provisions of open meetings and open records laws — usually after the council is accused of doing public business in secret.