COLORADO: Editorial: City serves up healthier rules
Posted: January 3rd, 2011 - 7:49am
Source: Denver Post
New regulations that will revise how Denver restaurants are punished for health violations are a welcome change to an important system.
Fines will be stepped up for those establishments that have repeated critical violations.
But the new system also will not include the requirement that restaurants hang violation notices in their windows for less serious offenses.
The changes were crafted by regulators and restaurant interests, and the cooperation is evident.
We're also glad to see that the public will have improved online access to restaurant inspection results at denvergov.org/phi. Such information always has been public, but it has not been as convenient to review.