After receiving a state grant to broadcast its meetings live over the internet, as well as a lessson (See it here.) from Colorado Ethics Watch on how easy it is to broadcast on the internet, the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has made its meetings open to the public via video livestream.
Watch the Commission’s August 10 meeting here.
“We’re glad the Ethics Commission has finally joined the internet age by broadcasting its meetings on-line,” said Luis Toro, Executive Director of Colorado Ethics Watch. “The Ethics Commission’s meetings are of interest to people around the state, many of whom cannot travel to downtown Denver to watch the meetings in person. Today’s step is a victory for transparency and accountability.”
Colorado Ethics Watch has website, Eye on the IEC, that provides information on the Ethics Commission.
According to an Ethics Watch news release, “The Independent Ethics Commission was created by Colorado voters in 2006 to hear complaints and issue advisory opinions on ethics laws. State elected officials and employees in the executive and legislative branches, and many county and municipal elected officials and employees, are under the jurisdiction of the Commission.”