(A)   Board members should conduct the affairs of the Board in an open and public manner. They should comply with all applicable laws governing open meetings and public records, recognizing that doing so is an important way to be worthy of the public’s trust. They should also remember that local government records belong to the public and not to Board members or their employees.
   (B)   In order to ensure strict compliance with the laws concerning openness, Board members should make clear that an environment of transparency and candor is to be maintained at all times in the government unit. They should prohibit unjustified delay in fulfilling public record requests. They should take deliberate steps to make certain that any closed sessions held by the Board are lawfully conducted and that such sessions do not stray from the purpose for which they are called.
(Ord. passed 5-17-2010)