Open Government Policy

Open Government Policy

The Dacono electorate approved amendments to the City of Dacono Home Rule Charter on November 7, 2023, regarding an Open Government Policy.

Public Records Request and Fees

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for public records and other information, including all resolutions and ordinances adopted by the City Council. Public records and other information can be requested from the city clerk's office by submitting a Colorado Open Records Act request form.

Public Meeting Notices & Agendas

All public meeting agendas and minutes for the City Council and all boards and commissions since February 1, 2018, can be found in the Agenda Center.  Upcoming public meeting notices for land use issues in the City are on the Land Use Matters page.

Home Rule Charter and Dacono Municipal Code

The City of Dacono adopted a Home Rule Charter as approved by the electorate in 1994.  The purpose of the Charter is to establish a basic governmental structure that will provide for the effective and efficient conduct of the City's business. It is intended that the Charter shall provide for the fullest possible participation in the affairs of the City by every member of the community in the manner provided for herein.

The Municipal Code reflects the collection of laws adopted by the governing body of the City of Dacono.  These laws are typically referred to as "ordinances."  As long as they do not conflict with the laws of the state, these ordinances have the “force and effect of law” in the City of Dacono. 

Colorado Open Meetings Law

The Dacono City Council is committed to following the Colorado Open Meetings Law requirements.  

  • “It is declared to be a matter of statewide concern and the policy of this state that the formation of public policy is public business and may not be conducted in secret.” C.R.S. §6-4-401. 
  • “Full and timely notice to the public” is required for any meeting “at which the adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, rule, regulation or formal action occurs or at which a majority or quorum of the body is in attendance, or is expected to be in attendance . . . .”
  • Notice shall be “posted in a designated public place no less than 24 hours prior to the holding of the meeting.”  
  • Notice shall include “specific agenda information where possible.”