Given the explosive nature of the charges surrounding the "black book" and related issues [...] the people of Greensboro deserve more details...
...One of the statutes covering this kind of thing says city officials can release such information if they deem that doing so is "essential to maintaining public confidence" in city services.
We've crossed that threshold of essentialness, and we need to know more facts. Soon.
From a column I wrote in January...2006.
Whatever Mitch Johnson has done wrong or right, he works for the City Council, and the Council backed him to the hilt through last year.
Maybe some of the public ire about information flow and lack thereof should be directed at the elected officials who misread the public interest from the start, and in some cases may continue to do so today.