How Open Can An Open Session Be?

Does city staff need to 'dumb down' decision making if private negotiations are opened to the public?
September 29, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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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."

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Published on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 in The Kansas City Star
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