Denise Petet

I was in a committee meeting one time, and they had a problem to solve, but they were statutorially fobidden to speak ‘off the record’ and meet in private, due to transparency rules…so the only time they could get together in the coming weeks was once…so they might have been able to sit down and hammer stuff out, yet couldn’t because of transparency rules that mandated they MUST meet in a certain place and way.

You listen to that and you think ‘yeah, no wonder things never get done’.

Transparency is a good thing, but you wonder if there couldn’t be ways to keep the transparency and prevent ‘secret backroom meetings’, while still allowing for the freedom to get things done.