Laguna Beach City Council Censures George Weiss for Closed Session Leak
There are very good reasons for pubic governing bodies to hold closed sessions, including matters of human resources, real estate transactions, and litigation, said John P. Pelissero, senior scholar in government at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
“[Elected officials] really have an ethical responsibility to keep this confidential,” Pelissero said. “They can’t simply decide on their own to share something from closed session and break protocol.”
John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted on Laguna Beach Independent.