How Open Can An Open Session Be?

Does city staff need to 'dumb down' decision making if private negotiations are opened to the public?

A session to select an architect for Kansas City's new downtown arena will be allowed to meet in private, according to a judge's ruling...

"If the sessions are opened to the public, 'we're asking city and non-city staff to literally dumb down their decision-making because they can't ask the probing questions necessary to determine which team is best qualified,' City Attorney Galen Beaufort argued at the hearing."

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

Full Story: Arena session to remain closed

Comments

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
$24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Red necktie with map of Boston

Tie one on to celebrate your city!

Choose from over 20 styles imprinted with detailed city or transit maps.
$44.95