Council member Buck Dozier put out a news release today pledging "total transparency from day one" if he's elected mayor .... Sounds like a great idea -- until you read the fine print in the last paragraph of the executive order that Dozier says he'd issue on his first day as mayor. It makes an exception for anyone meeting with the mayor who doesn't want anyone else to know what's said. In that case, Dozier says, the meeting is closed. So Dozier will be totally transparent except when he's meeting with someone who prefers total secrecy. How often do you think that will happen?Mr. Dozier seems to have given himself quite a bit of latitude on the openness of such meetings.
His audience will be granted secrecy upon asking for it. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Say no more, say no more.