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Lafayette Vote To Decide Printed Legal Notices

LAFAYETTE, Colo. (AP) – Voters in Lafayette will decide whether newspaper legal notices should be cut back to save money.

The Daily Camera reports that a question on Lafayette’s November ballot asks whether its charter should be amended so that ordinances need only be published by title. The published titles would tell readers that if they want to read the full ordinance text, they can go online or visit the city clerk.

Most of the town’s notices are published in the Colorado Hometown Weekly newspaper chain, which is owned by Prairie Mountain Publishing.

The Colorado Press Association opposes the suggested change, saying it could damage public access to government decision-making.

Two bills in the state Legislature to roll back publishing requirements for legal notices failed earlier this year.

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