As the first state-level project of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Colorado Ethics Watch is dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life. Ethics Watch advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation, policy advocacy, and media outreach.
In the News
February 04, 2016
Colorado Ethics Watch has filed a complaint with the city of Glendale, asking that the City Council censure Mayor Mike Dunafon after he voted to approve a plan for a new recreational marijuana store owned by his now-wife. Read More ›
January 25, 2016
Last November, the State Integrity Investigation released its report card grading the 50 states on various measures of good government. Colorado placed 13th overall, receiving high marks for our budget and auditing processes. Despite our ranking among the states, many of Colorado’s grades were embarrassing. Colorado placed 44th for ethics enforcement, below even some states that don’t have ethics commissions, with a failing grade. The state also placed 34th, with a letter grade of “F,” for public access to documents. Read More ›
February 01, 2016
On Friday, Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint with the Glendale City Council against Mayor Mike Dunafon.
January 14, 2016
Today, Ethics Watch submitted comments opposing proposed changes to the Colorado Election Rules that would increase the chances… Read More