Rapid City Council spends more time in executive session than any city in South Dakota

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 1:35pm

From Rapid City Journal.com:

Although many of the incumbents in next month’s mayor and city council races pledge they are proponents of open, transparent government, they operate the most closed-door city council sessions in South Dakota.

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“Democracy was intended to be done in the open,” said Ken Bunting, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition. “When a matter of great importance is never debated in public and then a monumental decision is made unanimously without discussion, the public is not well served.”