Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Quote by: Lord Acton.
FIRST AMENDMENT COALITION TEXT OF THE LAW – CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS ACT
GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 6250-6270
6250. In enacting this chapter, the Legislature, mindful of the right of individuals to privacy, finds and declares that access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.
No exemption allows a public body to conduct discussions out of public view just because they want to speak candidly.
In fact, the more frank the discussion — the more it deals with matters of safety, spending, deployment of public personnel and implementation of public programs — the more vital the need for the conversation to take place in the light of day.