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.
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: