We need to talk | Editor's Note
Last updated 12/11/2020 at 11:58am
Secrecy and privacy are different things, but sometimes they get muddled.
We apply that precise understanding in the news business: an eye on that particular distinction. We are trained to avoid letting it stop us – that notion that we can get some things and not others. That push and practice creates a sense of respect for what is truly private, legally protected, and reasonably out of view.
Getting information from any city can be arduous at times, and for good reason. People are busy. The roles of a city of official are complex, requiring adherence to various rules and regulations that...