Sunday, February 13, 2011

The real story of Boston City Council is that you aren't welcome to observe the weekly public meeting. The City Council Chamber seating is made uncomfortable for citizens. The attitude of staff is offputting discouraging enquiries and discouraging access to public information for attending what is supposed to be an open public meeting. The 100 or so Council staff are remarkably uninformed about sunshine open public meetings principles and FOI freedom of information public records principles of open government. The 100 or so Council staff enunciate the principles but fail at putting the principles into their daily practice.

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