Daily Press reporter: Open discussion is just smart

At one point, when our state Freedom of Information Advisory Council was mulling over the question of when and why elected bodies ought to discuss matters in secret, one local government lobbyist noted that it was important to keep doors closed in order to, as he put it, "keep the stupid in the room."

It was a telling comment. A bit disturbing too, for those of us who still have faith that we elect serious men and women to undertake the serious work of governing our communities, continue…