Applause to Deidra Cole and the demands for transparency

Sue Daugherty
Mar 23, 2010

Unfortunately for me, I missed Deidra Cole deliver her statement at the podium at city commission on June 8.  

I just read it on the FIrelands 411 blog. Phenomenal! That’s all I can say.

In fact it was so great, it’s worth repeating.

So how does one truly demand transparency — and then get it?  

Well, I suggest that we begin by understanding what transparency truly is. Transparency is much, much, more than reporting the basic facts or the basic process. It’s about openly disclosing — not disguising –– the motivation for the behavior/action taken.  

It’s sharing who is involved and why; it offers up the information of who stands to gain and who stands to lose; it’s acknowledging and respecting the fact that others have the right to know and ensuring the whole truth (which is different from the half-truth) is conveyed.

Is that really too much to expect from those in a position of public power? Remember this: Lies are told using statements of truth out of context. That is NOT transparency.  

That, my friends, is deception.

 

Comments

bill ney
Sue, does your current position negate you from being a city commission candidate? If not, Do it!
Exxcellent

I agree, Sue. You should run. You would have my vote!

Rick Studer

 

Yes, I too would support MS. Daugherty for city council. I think she would bring a fresh perspective as well as a little backbone to the stagnant Sandusky City Council.   Of course as Hilary promised to limit Bill, I would hope the blogstress would leave Mr. Norman back at the windmill.   Good luck Sue!