- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - The Pueblo City Council is now posting its weekly pre-meeting dinner sessions as official public meetings after concerns were raised about violating Colorado’s open meeting law.

The Pueblo Chieftain (http://bit.ly/1n6PwKc) reported Thursday that the meals have been occurring for years. While they haven’t been behind closed doors, the public hasn’t been given notice that they were happening.

Posting the dinner meetings as public meetings came up after Councilman Chris Nicoll recently questioned whether the council was violating the open meeting law by using its executive sessions to talk about using tax dollars for job recruitment.

The Chieftain obtained audio recordings of two of the meetings and found that two council members discussed repaving streets during one of them.

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com