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Err on the side of democracy

By Blake Fontenay for the Daily Camera Editorial Board. Originally published in the Daily Camera on July 25, 2020.

"Here are a couple of words that should keep Boulder city officials up at night: Detrimental reliance.

Detrimental reliance is a legal concept in which a party can be held liable for providing false information a reasonable person might believe to be true if the person bases a decision on that information and the decision leads to an unfavorable outcome.

Which is a long way of saying Boulder city officials have royally screwed up in advising citizens on the requirements for putting initiatives on the November ballot."

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