Boston city councilors are mulling a scheme to keep their business secret from the taxpayers who elected them, creating a cone of silence that would make the Hub the only city in the commonwealth exempt from the state’s Open Meeting Law.
An 80-page report the council takes up today recommends asking the Legislature for an exemption from the law that requires all cities and towns to conduct their business in public. An exemption would mean citizens have no legally guaranteed right to attend council meetings, or even receive meeting minutes.
"...government of the people, by the people, for the people..."
Of course, should the exemption they're seeking come to pass, the "good" progressives in the city will play along, nod their heads in unison, and say it's for their own good.
And, life will go on as usual inside the bubble.
(link via Jay G.)