We understand that it sometimes seems like town council is trying to hide things when they “close the doors” and the public doesn’t get to see or hear what’s happening, but that’s not really why closed sessions exist. What must be discussed in close session is governed by State law. There is NEVER any action taken in a Closed Session. We must vote in Open Session. Privacy is important both for individuals and for community safety. So is transparency. Our team will continue moving towards more accessibility and transparency without violating anyone’s right to individual privacy, without sacrificing public safety, and without compromising the effectiveness of government.