Editorial: Public Knowledge - WSFA.com: News Weather and Sports for Montgomery, AL.

Editorial: Public Knowledge

Posted: Updated:
  • EditorialsMore>>

  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:20:05 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:  
    More >>
  • Editorial: "Consequences"

    Editorial: "Consequences"

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:20:05 GMT
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>

We pay local taxes to get services and enhance our quality of life. We don't pay them to settle lawsuits.

But if that happens, we should know. It's our money. Montgomery's mayor says the city would not have entered into a lawsuit settlement with two city firefighters if it wasn't in the best interests of the city and citizens.

We don't doubt that but don't agree with the court order saying settlement terms shouldn't be public. The money being used to settle is public. We should know.

We should also know what happens at all school board meetings. The school board met in three sub-groups last week prior to their regular board meeting to review goals and objectives for the superintendent.

Our tax money will be used to implement the goals and objectives so all meetings held to discuss it should be open to all. This meeting wasn't. That's not right.

 Just like the lawsuit settlement, not letting the public in on matters that we pay for is a recipe for trouble. It must stop.

Powered by WorldNow