Re: City Hall secrecy spreads to lowertown
The right answer to any question can only be obtained when all of the stakeholders are included in the decision making process.
The community is a stakeholder when it comes to decisions that affect them. To exclude them intentionally, as the City regularly does, is to prevent yourself from obtaining the right answer. it’s disrespectful, it’s a bully tactic, and it never results in the best answer because you need everyone at the table in order to ensure all possible scenarios are considered before a decision is made.