- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County may challenge a Colorado Court of Appeals decision allowing the identity of whistleblowers in land-use complaints to be disclosed.

The Aspen Times reports (https://bit.ly/1Lir3hP ) a county policy protecting the name of people who report land-use violations was put into jeopardy by an appellate court’s ruling in June. That ruling reversed a county judge’s decision that made a Red Mountain homeowner unable to inspect government records naming someone who had complained about illegal construction on their property.

Assistant County Attorney Laura Makar says county commissioners have given the county permission to seek a review of the Court of Appeals’ ruling.

Attorney Chris Bryan says property owners should be able to inspect any government records concerning their property. He doesn’t think the county’s petition will be successful.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, https://www.aspentimes.com/

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