A door has reappeared on City Council’s now famous green room. This time it’s glass. It seems Council President Ronnie Fussell thought too much noise was being made by councilpersons talking to their “consituents” (read “lobbyists”) during meetings. He also cited security concerns should there be an emergency. Fussell says everyone can still see what’s going on in the green room still and so citizens shouldn’t be concerned. Former Council President Daniel Davis, who had the door removed in response to a grand jury investigation into Sunshine violations by council members, readily agreed.
They are right. We can all see what’s going on the green room – and unfortunately it’s not open government.