That understanding occurs best when the public observes frank and open discussions by its elected officials.
As our state Supreme Court said, “If an informed citizenry is to meaningfully participate in government or at least understand why government acts affecting their daily lives are taken, the process of decision making as well as the end results must be conducted in full view of the governed." (Oklahoma Ass’n of Municipal Attorneys v. Derryberry, 1978 OK 59)
- The feud, Tulsa World editorial, 9.16.10.
- Mayor's 'Mr. Positive' approach in speech gets mixed reviews, Brian Barber, Tulsa World, 9.16.10