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Former FEMA director, criticized for his response to Hurricane Katrina, sues Boulder County for its handling of Marshall Fire

Boulder County officials said government-funded debris removal at properties destroyed by the Marshall Fire will not begin until it resolves a legal dispute with the former FEMA director Michael Brown. The Bush administration official resigned amid criticism over his handling of Hurricane Katrina and is alleging the county violated open meeting laws when it awarded a bid to a private company to begin the clean-up work. Why Brown is suing over transparency concerns is unclear. He has said he won’t speak to journalists.