Below are examples of CORA (Colorado Open Records Act) requests submitted by members of CSPI.

Kristen Rush
City Clerk
City of Arvada

Dear Kristen Rush:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, § 24-72-201 ET SEQ, I respectfully request you make available for inspection and copying all financial reimbursements including but not limited to travel locations between the dates, January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2018 concerning the following personnel:

  1. Mayor Richard Marc Williams
  2. Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member John Marshall Marriott
  3. Council Member Nancy Jinsalaco Ford
  4. Council Member At-Large Robert Wayne Fifer
  5. Council Member David Jones
  6. Council Member Raymond Mark McGoff
  7. Council Member At-Large Dot Miller

If you are not the custodian of records for this request, please forward this letter to the appropriate person or let me know which person(s) has custody of these issues.

I request a waiver of all fees for searching or copying these records in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how your agency operates. This information is not being sought for commercial purposes. If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50.00.

Please set a date and hour within three working days of receipt of this request, at which time the records will be made available for inspection. If access to these records will take longer, please cite the extenuating circumstances and let me know when I should expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If records that are available in electronic format and are to be transmitted to me, please send to: lkayjennings@gmail.com .

If you deny any portion or all of this request, please provide me with a written explanation of the reason(s) for your denial, including a citation to each statutory exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. If you conclude that portions of the records of our request are exempt from disclosure, please release the remainder of such records for inspection and copying, redacting only the portion or portions that you claim are exempt.

Please contact me with any questions about my request. Thank you for your time.

Regards,

Lisa Jennings
Colorado Society of Private Investigators

Monica Mendoza
City Clerk
City of Golden

Dear Monica:
Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, §24-72-201 ET SEQ, I respectfully request you make available for inspection and copying the following records as it relates to the City of Golden Council Memorandum, dated October 12, 2017, RE: The 2018 Operating Budget, Page 8, Miscellaneous section, Donations. Please provide Name(s), Date, Amount, Payee for donations concerning the years 2015, 2016, and 2017.
If you are not the custodian of records for this request, please forward this letter to the appropriate person or let me know which person(s) has custody of these issues.

I request a waiver of all fees for searching or copying these records in that the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how your agency operates.

This information is not being sought for commercial purposes. If there are any fees for searching or copying these records, please inform me if the cost will exceed $50.

Please set a date and hour within three working days of receipt of this request, at which time the records will be made available for inspection. If access to these records will take longer, please cite the extenuating circumstances and let me know when I should expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

If the records that are available in electronic format are to be transmitted to me, please send to: elizabeth@redrockspi.com

If you deny any portion or all of this request, please provide me with a written. explanation of the reason(s) for your denial, including a citation to each statutory exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. If you conclude that portions of the records of our request are exempt from disclosure, please release the remainder of such records for inspection and copying, redacting only the portion or portions that you claim are exempt.

Please contact me with any questions about my request. Thank you for your time.

Elizabeth Daerr
Member, CSPI

Stan Hilkey, Director
7-20-2017
Colorado Department of Public Safety

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Statute, Section 24-72-201-ET SEQ, we request you make available for inspection by digital format how much money was spent between the dates July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, for the following items listed below. Please break down your purchase amounts by category.

1. All weapons, including but not limited to firearms, less than lethal tasers, pepper spray, tear gas, batons, ASPs and SAPs.
2. Ammunition, including but not limited to buck shot, wad cutters, rubber and plastic bullets, and less lethal ammunition (pepper balls and gas guns).
3. Night vision equipment.
4. Suppressors used for any weapon mentioned above.
5. Body armor.
6. Pyro supplies.
7. Propane cannons.
8. Liquid and non-liquid explosives.
9. Restraints.
10. Paintball weapons, bullets and gear.
11. Gas masks, duty gear to include holsters, magazines, pouches, etc., and SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus).

We request a waiver fee for searching and copying these records as provided in Section 24-72-203 (1)(b)(11) of the Colorado Open Records Act, the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how their tax dollar is being used.

Please set a date and hour within three working days following the receipt of this request at which time the records will be made available for inspection. If access to these records will take longer, please cite the extenuating circumstances and let me know when I should expect the records.
We request the records are available in electronic format and be sent to my email address at RICK@DENVERPI.COM

In the event you deny any portion or this entire request, please provide us with a written explanation of the reasons for your denial including a citation for each statutory exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information.

If you conclude that portions of the records that I have requested are exempt from disclosure please provide the remainder of such records for inspection, redacting only the portion or portions that you claim are exempt.

We thank you in advance

Rick Johnson, President
Lanie DeLong, Member, Colorado Society of Private Investigators
RICK@DENVERPI.COM
Lanied@jld1020.com

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, Section 24-72-201, I request you make available for inspection, by digital format if possible, the following public records:

1-Supporting documents for all financial reimbursement requests by members of the Littleton Board of Education (LBD),between the dates of January 1,2015 to the present;

2-Reimbursements requests submitted by members of the LBD, between the dates of January 1,2015 to the present;

3-Summary of all reimbursements requests that were approved or denied, along with the reason for the denial for members of the LBD between the dates of January 1,2015 to the present, and

4-A copy of all CORA requests received by the Littleton Public School District between the dates of January 1, 2015 to the present

If you are not the custodian of these records for this request, please forward this request to the appropriate person as required in section 24-72-203(2)(a) of the Colorado Open Records Act

I request a waiver fee for searching and copying these records as provided in section 24-72-203(1)(b) (11) of the Colorado Open Records Act, the disclosure of the requested information is in the public interest and will contribute significantly to the public’s understanding of how their tax dollar is being used.

If there are search and copy fees please notify me in advance if that amount will exceed $100.00. If access to these records will take longer than three days as outlined in CRS Section 24-72-203(2), please cite the extenuating circumstances and let me know when I can expect the requested records.

If any portion of my request is denied, please provide me with a written explanation for your denial including a citation for each specific statutory exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information and notify me of the appeal procedures available to me under the law. If you conclude that portions of the records that I request are exempt from disclosure, please release the remainder of such records for inspection, redacting only the portion or portions that you claim exempt.

I thank you in advance.

Rick Johnson, President, Colorado Society of Private Investigators

Pursuant to the state open records law Colo. Rev. Stat. Secs. 24-72-201 to 24-72-206, I write to request access to and a copy of all reimbursement requests by Littleton City Council members, Mayor Phil Cernanec, former city manager Michael Penny and acting city manager Mike Braaten between January 1, 2016 and July 31, 2016. If your agency does not maintain these public records, please let me know who does and include the proper custodian’s name and address.

I agree to pay any reasonable copying and postage fees of not more than $30. If the cost would be greater than this amount, please notify me. Please provide a receipt indicating the charges for each document.

As provided by the open records law, I will expect your response with three (3) business days.

If you choose to deny this request, please provide a written explanation for the denial including a reference to the specific statutory exemption(s) upon which you rely. Also, please provide all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Kelsey Warner
Colorado Society of Private Investigators