(1) It is the general duty of the clerk of the board of county commissioners :(a) To record, in a book to be provided for that purpose, all proceedings of the board...
Colorado Revised Statute 24-6-402 (d) (I): Colorado SUNSHINE/Open Meeting Law
"Minutes of any meeting of a state public body shall be taken and promptly recorded, and such records shall be open to public inspection."
To date, Mr. Schroeder has not provided the required written minutes for half of the 26 BOCC meetings this year. There are no recorded minutes posted for meetings that occurred on April 13/18/27, June 15/22, July 7/12, Aug 3/10, Sep 4, Oct 6/12/26.
We saw this same pattern in 2015 and it appeared to be intentional and in collusion with the county manager, the county attorney, and Commissioner Rowland when they intentionally tried to hide the illegal passage of indemnity resolutions and the payback to Rowland of a $1,000 fine levied by the state for violating the Fair Campaign Practices Act.
I, for one, don't hate government. I love it. Government can be great, if the citizens are involved and the elected officials respect the law. I choose to be involved. Mr. Schroeder chooses to break the law. The two statutes I mention above are designed to provide you, the citizen, with the minimum of insight (a legally required service, not a courtesy) as to what is going on in your back yard. Today, with Mr. Schroeder's term expiration date of December 2018 your recourse for his failure to perform is to recall him from office. That opportunity may be afforded the citizens very soon.
Peruse the Douglas County service oriented meetings and agendas page at the link below: http://www.douglas.co.us/government/commissioners/meetings-and-agendas/
-- Susan Shick