On July 15, 2019 the High Plains Library District Trustees unanimously approved adopting the standard set forth in Colorado House Bill 19-1087. State Legislature expressed desire to transition from physical postings to digital/online presence. The bill authorizes posting notices 24-hours prior to any public meeting quorum of the board on the local government’s website or other official online presence of local government (including social media). The online posting must be searchable (if possible) and accessible to the public at no cost. The bill was signed by the Governor Polis on April 25, 2019 and goes into effect August 2, 2019.
On July 15, 2019 the High Plains Library Board of Trustees unanimously approved adopting the changes to Section §24-72-205 (6) (b), C.R.S., which requires the Director of Research of the Legislative Council Staff to adjust the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) maximum hourly fee for the research and retrieval of public documents for inflation on July 1, 2019, and each five years thereafter. Effective July 1, 2019, the maximum hourly fee will increase from $30.00 to $33.58.
The $3.58 increase resulted from inflating $30 by the percentage change in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood consumer price index for all items and all urban consumers, published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the first half of calendar year 2014 and the first half of calendar year 2019. Because the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has not yet released the index for the first half of 2019, the index used for the first half of 2019 represents the average of indices published for January, March, and May 2019.