Personally I find this article disturbing. The point is, if the Mayor has to hide behind non-disclosure agreements, then who in fact is he working for? The people he represents or private interests? There are couple of items here, first, if you wish to work for or do business with a government body that represents the public purse then you should expect that the public be given access to relevant information. The second, if activities are handled behind closed doors, does this not increase the likelihood corruption? We must not forget that the Councilors should also be acting in the best interests of the residents, by not demanding full disclosure they are in fact participating in or benefiting from these closed door activities. Which leads to questions of integrity and character.
Perhaps our elected officials should ask themselves, if activities must occur behind closed doors, then should we be engaged in this activity?