Jeffrey Roberts (Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition)- Colorado Ethics Watch is closing its doors after 11 years of helping Coloradans hold public officials accountable and winning some significant battles for government transparency in the state legislature and in court.
“We basically worked ourselves out of a job,” said Luis Toro, executive director of Ethics Watch since 2010. “We raised awareness of the fact that in Colorado you need private parties to enforce the ethics laws, and we paved the way in showing people how to do that.”
Of a record 41 complaints filed so far this year with the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, “none of those are from us,” Toro said. “It’s no longer true that if we don’t file a complaint, nobody will.”
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