. . . it’s a public meeting, under Colorado law. So when the Colorado Springs and Pueblo city councils agreed to share a meal at Walter’s Bistro in the Springs, it was required to be an on-the-record affair. Never one to miss a
free meal council meeting, Gazette city hall reporter Daniel Chacon requested — and got — a seat. Not quite a seat at the table. A seat in the room:
Taxpayers can relax: The Gazette’s ethics policy requires reporters to pay for their own meals.