Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Forbidden knowledge

Since the City lost its three-year legal battle to prevent demolition of a house at 915 Richmond St. because council had been ruled to have acted improperly by imposing a development freeze behind closed doors, it seems in keeping to hide the City's in-house legal costs over the case from the public as well. This is to protect the public from… well, from the embarrassment of knowing that they have a council that spent well over $328,000 for absolutely nothing.

See also:

911 Richmond Street: A case study in political obstruction


NIAC said...

If not at least 'untoward', there must be something illegal about the PUBLIC officials' constant secrecy.

My assumption is that there MUST be something illegal, or immoral, when a meeting goes on behind closed doors. That assumption remains, and I will never be convinced otherwise.

If I was stupid enough to run for a seat, I would publicly denounce such meetings, and of course would refuse to take part so that I can still stand in front of someone at A-Channel and bitch about it. Maybe, someone would get the hint?

Richard said...

I agree niac!

Absolutely nothing should be done behind closed doors and I am shocked that this behaviour is allowed, especially with public money at stake!