Gov-appointed public trustees resign
Gov. John Hickenlooper today accepted the resignations of the 10 public trustees he appoints, including Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown.
Brown declined to comment, other than to say his resignation will be effective in 30 days.
The governor’s office said there has been too many questions raised about how they have done their jobs, including news reports in the Denver Post and Grand Junction Daily Sentinel about how they operate. Public trustees chiefly are responsible with overseeing foreclosures.
“We all have to stand for good government,” Hickenlooper said. “That means maintaining the public’s trust and wherever possible avoiding even the appearance of any impropriety. We appreciate the service these trustees have given to their communities.”
The resignations, which are not immediate, also include trustees in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo and Weld counties.
The governor’s office is working with each trustee to establish an appropriate transition so there is no interruption in service to the public. Hickenlooper will begin accepting applications through the Office of Boards and Commissions.