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Mayor Hancock Bars Recordings Of Press Meetings

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Michael Hancock's inauguration (credit: CBS)

Michael Hancock’s inauguration (credit: CBS)

DENVER (AP) – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration says it will bar recording devices from background briefings with the press to keep the lines of communications open.

The pen and paper meetings with the press will start Wednesday. A press release sent to members of the press on Tuesday said no recording devices including cameras or video cameras will be allowed.

Press secretary Amber Miller tells the Denver Post the mayor wants to hold background meetings with the press without having press stories about it. Miller says the media provide lines of communication so the administration can inform the public what it is doing.

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