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Complaint against Denver mayor over holiday travel dismissed

 Photo courtesy: Official Facebook page for Mayor Michael B. Hancock @5280Mayor
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Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 4:50 PM MST
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DENVER (AP) - The Denver Board of Ethics has unanimously dismissed an ethics complaint that was filed after the mayor of Denver flew to Texas for Thanksgiving despite urging city residents to avoid travel over the holidays because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Board Chairman Joseph Michaels acknowledged that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s actions were concerning and disappointed or angered city residents.

But he also said the board found that the Democratic mayor had not specifically violated the city’s code of ethics. Michaels added: “This board certainly does not condone that travel.”

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