“Denver business leaders have slowed an effort to give the city auditor’s office subpoena power, arguing that doing so could place an undue burden on private employers and have a potentially chilling effect on the city’s economic competitiveness.
Denver City Council’s finance and governance committee on Tuesday rejected the idea of sending to the council as a whole a measure that creates the subpoena power that Auditor Timothy O’Brien has been seeking. The committee agreed to reconsider the proposal again on April 20, but several members made it clear to O’Brien that they expect him to sit down with the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Competitive Council and their members to discuss their concerns first.”
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Sealover, Ed. Denver Business Journal 24 March 2021.