Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Salem News: Why the Secrecy?

Commenting on the Haverhill school committee's secret meeting to discuss an overdue electric bill, The Salem News says:
In general, public officials should err on the side of openness rather than privacy. They claim to want the public trust. Conducting business behind closed doors is not the way to gain, or hold, that trust.
Where there is an illegal closed-door meeting in government, there is probably someone trying to cover his or her political butt.

1 comment:

the zak said...

The Honorable Michael P. Ross, Council President, Rules and Administration Committee Chairman
Boston City Council Rules and Administration Committee
Massachusetts

Please send the proposed Boston City Council Rules changes.